The SASC Summer Institute is a five-day educational program, which takes place in the summer, from Wednesday, June 20 to Sunday, June 24 2012. The program caters specifically to youth who are tied to the Southeast Asian refugee experience (i.e. Vietnam War, Khmer Rouge, Secret War). Youth of any locality demonstrating strong interest in the program are highly encouraged to apply. Transportation is not included outside of the Bay Area or Central Valley; however, we will try our best to help find transportation methods and accommodations.
The SASC Summer Institute’s objective is to build a network within the Southeast Asian American communities amongst high school students, college students, parents, and community members to promote greater access to higher education. Those selected will participate in college workshops, dialogues, and other peer-bonding activities, while staying in one of the U.C. Berkeley dormitories or other accommodations.
This is an all-expense paid summer program that provides a safe and constructive learning environment. Participants will be matched with a college mentor who can offer guidance specific to a student’s needs. This program provides an exciting experience for students who are interested in pursuing higher education as well as exploring their cultural background. SASC Summer Institute is seeking motivated high school students with diverse experiences and backgrounds. Academic performance is not a factor in the acceptance of participants, thus, all are encouraged to apply. Applications are due (postmarked) by Friday, March 30 at 11:59 P.M. Applicants will be contacted upon receipt of application and selected attendees will be notified by the beginning of May.
High school students of any ethnicity are eligible to apply, however, please be aware that the majority of the workshops will cater to students who relate to the Southeast Asian experience (Southeast Asian include Mien, Hmong, Laotian, Cambodian, and Vietnamese ethnicities).
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