Support DCI’s International Learning Program
DCI’s educational and cultural exchange program is a culmination of the knowledge, exploration and experiences gained from learning in an advanced multilingual–Spanish, Chinese and French–language immersion program.
International Learning Program
DCI’s International Learning and Cultural Exchange Program is vital to our multilingual immersion school. In these international learning experiences, DCI students’ advanced study of Chinese, French, and Spanish in the classroom gets “real” as students tackle the challenges and reap the rewards of immersion in the language and culture of another country.
In 2017, 119 students in Grade 8 and 9 went to China, Quebec, and Costa Rica on international learning programs that included service learning, language immersion, and 6-day homestays. In 2018, DCI students will travel to China, Costa Rica, and Senegal, where they will participate in homestays and community projects such as teaching local students, preparing meals, cleaning up the environment, and refurbishing community buildings. Please see the links below for overviews of DCI’s 2018 international learning programs.
DCI is proud to offer these programs to all eligible students. Eligibility is determined by academic and behavior standards, as well as a student returning to DCI for the school year following the international program.
The Voyager Campaign
The Voyager Campaign raises funds under the auspices of DCI’s parent-teacher organization to support eligible student participation in international learning experiences in the summers following 8th grade and high school students pursuing individual international opportunities such as internships or study abroad programs.
In the two years of its existence, the Voyager Campaign has raised $100,000 for student international learning with the broad and generous participation of DCI families and many businesses and organizations. The campaign is run by parent volunteers and has virtually no overhead, so all of the donated funds go directly to DCI’s international learning program.
The 2018 Voyager Campaign will run from April 30 through May 11, but donations are accepted at any time. Friends and families of DCI students are encouraged to donate in ANY amount. Your participation is what is most important!
Please see the information below on how to donate.
Benefits of Supporting Our Students
Businesses and other organizations are invited to become sponsors of the Voyager Campaign. Sponsors benefit from having their gift promoted to DCI’s broad audience of parents, staff, and friends–a network of more than 3,000 students that includes DCI and our 5 feeder schools. For more information on sponsorships, click here. We LOVE to support businesses that support our school!
How to Donate
Online: Go to squareup.com/store/dci-voyager-fund. Please provide the name of the student to which the donation should be associated in the Notes field at checkout. If the donation is not associated with a particular student, please write “General Fund.”
By check made out to DC International School: Make your check payable to DC International School. Please write “Voyager Campaign” and student name (or “General Fund”) in the check memo line.
℅ DC International School
1400 Main Drive
Washington, DC, 20012
Your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law, and you will receive documentation that can be used for tax purposes.