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GIE Oaxaca Program Deadline September 26 - High School Students Can Apply Now

Application Deadline September 26

The Global Intercultural Experiences (GIE) Oaxaca Program is open to all Grade 10 to 12 local and international students in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) and the deadline to apply is Monday, September 26, 2022.

Interested students and their parents are asked to email Teacher Kathi Knapik at to arrange a phone or video chat.

Informational Meetings for Students and Families

Students and parents can also attend one of two informational meetings coming up:

Where                                                                   When

L.V. Rogers Secondary, Rm 012               Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30pm 

J.V. Humphries Secondary School          Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30pm 

What GIE Oxaca is About

GIE Oaxaca is a humanitarian, Spanish language and Mexican cultural program with a spring break service trip to Mexico to build houses. It emphasizes experiential learning.

Students who participate in the program receive 4 course credits for GIE 12.

The GIE Oaxaca student group is limited to 13 students from across the district. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Information about our program partners in Mexico, experiences of past GIE 12 students and application forms are in our program FAQ.

Learn more