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LPI Learning March 2017 Newsletter

Global Education Experiences Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter, news on our new partnership, an opportunity to take the Renzulli profiler for free, Geovisions summer opportunities, and more!


Agent Au Pair Announces Exclusive Partnership with AuPair.com

Agent Au Pair and AuPair.com have established an exclusive partnership.

American Host Families from AuPair.com will be referred to Agent Au Pair for legal J-1 Visa placement.

International au pairs interested in the US program will also be referred to Agent Au Pair or their global partners.

Agent Au Pair will also utilize AuPair.com’s new online portal which manages au pair and host family applications and matching.

The organizations will also work together to enhance the educational value of the Au Pair Program in the US and globally.

This partnership will provide greater value and choice to Agent Au Pair host families and will help to improve the overall experience of our participants.


Alumni Spotlight – Did you know Brian Koppleman and David Levien, producers of the hit Showtime series Billions met on a Summer Discovery Program?  Learn more on how they met and the impact their Summer Discovery experience had on their friendship and 20+ year career as Hollywood screenwriters in this month’s Alumni Spotlight!


Renzulli Learning

Renzulli Challenge– Interested in learning more about how the Renzulli Learning System can help your students discover their strengths and interests?  Why not start by taking the Renzulli Profiler for free!  See what 100,000 teachers across the world and millions of students are already using. Sign up for your free profile test

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Geovisions Summer Deadlines Fast Approaching!  Summer is right around the corner and deadline to sign up for Geovisions summer programs is almost here!  Opportunities for university students to volunteer in Italy, teachers have a paid teaching summer in Vietnam, and high school students have a life changing experience in Thailand, just to name a few, are filling up quickly and will close soon! Do not miss out on the opportunity to make the summer of 2017 the summer of a lifetime.



Program Spotlight– This month’s program spotlight is on Renzulli Discovery Georgetown!  From July 2 through July 21, students in grades 6, 7 and 8 have the opportunity to work in with peers from across the globe to discover unique solutions to real world problems while on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington DC!

Renzulli Discovery Georgetown empowers students to become the next generation of leaders and problem solvers by developing participants’ time management, task commitment, goal orientation and teamwork skills. Students have the opportunity to collaborate on research and develop solutions while working in their strength-based interest area.  Students are also able to choose from four enrichment clusters, STEM, Business/Entrepreneurship, Humanities and Creative/Performing Arts.

While living in Georgetown’s residential halls, students will have the opportunity to discover Georgetown’s beautiful and historic campus and explore Washington DC through daily activities including a Washington Nationals baseball game, trips to Smithsonian museums, and the US Capitol Building!

Spaces are filling up quickly, so visit the Junior Discovery Website to learn more about Renzulli Discovery Georgetown!


World in Education–  As more and more students throughout the world are able to access higher education, a record number of student are choosing to pursue a university education outside their home countries.  An estimated 4.2 million university students across the world studied abroad in 2016, almost double the figure from 2001.  While the number of students has increased, so has the variety of their destinations.  Top receiving countries, like the US, UK, Canada, and Australia continue to attract high numbers of students, but an increasing number of countries are becoming players in international education.  China, France, Germany, and Russia are all hosted over 200,000 international university students each in 2015, many of whom are from neighboring countries.  In the coming years, the number of students projected to study overseas is projected to increase with countries like South Korea, Japan and Turkey all looking to substantially increase their international student populations.

To learn more on how higher education is globalizing, check out Project Atlas from the Institute of International Education