Global Leadership Program

Language, Leadership & Study Abroad

In OneWorld Now!’s after-school Global Leadership Program, high school students can:

  • Earn World Languages credit by taking Korean, Arabic, Russian, or Mandarin Chinese two days per week.
  • Gain leadership skills and community service hours through twice-monthly Leadership workshops.
  • Earn scholarships to study abroad in South Korea, Morocco, Russia, Tunisia, or China. (Study abroad may not be available in 2021 due to health conditions.)

Students apply in August and September; the program runs October through June.

World Language Classes

Twice weekly, students take after school critical world language classes in Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Korean or Russian. These languages were chosen because they are less commonly taught in U.S. schools but are widely used world languages that will be beneficial for future global leaders. Students earn one high school credit per year for these classes.

Schedule

All OneWorld Now! classes will start the week of October 12th, 2020. Classes conclude the week of June 14th.

The language class schedule is coming soon!

*Highline Public Schools students who wish to enroll in the Highline-only Arabic 2 class should email info@oneworldnow.org.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions About World Language Classes

Yes. All OneWorld Now! classes will take place entirely online for the fall semester (October 2020 – Feburary 2021) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In December-January, we will re-evaluate health conditions, assess families’ interest and comfort level with in-person classes, and offer a limited number of in-person classes in Spring 2021 if health conditions allow. Some limited in-person activities may take place in Fall 2020 in a socially distanced, outdoor setting, such as community-building activities or community service.

Students with a high school graduation year of 2020 – 2025 (enrolled in 8th – 12th grade in the 2020-21 school year) are eligible to enroll.

Priority will be given to students in 9th-12th grades; students in 8th grade may be placed on a waiting list until we are able to determine whether there is enough room in the class.

To attend this class, you will need either a smart phone, tablet, computer or other device that is connected to the Internet, can download Zoom, and has a front-facing camera.  If you need assistance getting access to appropriate technology and you are in the Seattle area, please contact info@oneworldnow.org.

OneWorld Now! is an accredited Supplementary School through Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). Students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools will receive 0.5 credit per session, or 1.0 credit for the summer (the same as taking one year of language class in your school).

If you are enrolled in a school outside of Seattle Public Schools, contact your counselor to find out if your school will accept credit from OneWorld Now!.  You may also contact info@oneworldnow.org if you have additional questions.

OneWorld Now! classes charge tuition on a sliding scale based on family income in order to make classes accessible to as many students as possible. Tuition for students receiving free or reduced lunch is $40 per semester ($80 total for the year). For all other students, please consult the calculator below to find your family’s tuition level. If the Covid-19 pandemic has affected your family’s income, please select a tuition payment based on your best estimation of your family’s income level for 2020. Students receiving free/reduced lunch who cannot make the $40 tuition payment due to the pandemic are encouraged to request additional assistance. The registration fee is $10, which may be paid via credit card at the time of registration, mailed as a check to 610 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104; or dropped off in the mail slot at the OneWorld Now! office (same address). Your registration fee is nonrefundable and will be considered a first payment toward your tuition balance. The registration fee must be paid within two weeks of registration. You may choose a one-time or monthly payment plan for the rest of your tuition.

Learn more about tuition and scholarships

Please send an email to info@oneworldnow.org describing your background in the language you would like to study. Let us know where and when you previously studied it, for how long, and how you studied (e.g. in a school program, on your own, etc).  We’ll get back to you with a recommendation of which level would be right for you, or connect you with the teacher for an evaluation.

Leadership

The leadership component combines monthly leadership workshops and regular community service opportunities together with peers from across Seattle. Leadership workshops are facilitated sessions using experiential learning methods that build positive social identities, intercultural sensitivity and an expanded sense of global citizenship within each student. In the end, students realize their potential as leaders in their community and in their own life, and are empowered to do their part to make a positive change in the world. The leadership portion of OWN’s programming is based on a uniquely designed curriculum involving a series of workshops that set youth on a course toward becoming global citizens concerned with social justice and equality. The full leadership curriculum covers four thematic areas.

PERSONAL LEADERSHIP

Who am I . . . on the inside? Learning outcomes here include the ability to slow down and examine assumption-making processes; describe negative self-talk, and emphasize opportunity over obstacles.

SOCIAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT

Who am I . . . in relation to power in society? Students gain the ability to identify multiple social identities while gaining an understanding of the systems and behaviors that allow for inequality and injustices and how we can work to counter them.

INTERCULTURAL SENSITIVITY

Who am I . . . in relation to other? Learning outcomes include the ability to let go of what makes sense to you to understand what makes sense to others, and the ability to find similarities while also appreciating differences.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Who am I . . . in this great, big world? Students gain a personal understanding of global interconnectedness, and an enhanced sense of responsibility to affect change, both locally and globally.

Frequently Asked Questions About Leadership Classes

Yes. All OneWorld Now! classes will take place entirely online for the fall semester (October 2020 – Feburary 2021) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In December-January, we will re-evaluate health conditions, assess families’ interest and comfort level with in-person classes, and offer a limited number of in-person classes in Spring 2021 if health conditions allow. Some limited in-person activities may take place in Fall 2020 in a socially distanced, outdoor setting, such as community-building activities or community service.

Yes! There is a dedicated Leadership session for students who are not enrolled in a language class.

Leadership is not required. However, in the past, students enrolled in Leadership have received preference for study abroad scholarships. In 2021, we do not know whether we will offer study abroad opportunities or not.

Leadership is a rewarding experience that many students love and remember fondly. We encourage everyone to believe in themselves as a Leader and try it out.

You will get to know these students better, build a community, and connect Leadership to the language and region you are studying.

For students already taking a language class with OWN, there is no extra charge for Leadership.

Students who enroll in Leadership but are not taking a language class will be charged tuition on a sliding scale. Leadership tuition for students receiving free or reduced lunch is $10 per semester ($20 total for the year). For all other students, please consult the calculator below to find your family’s tuition level.

If the Covid-19 pandemic has affected your family’s income, please select a tuition payment based on your best estimation of your family’s income level for 2020.

The registration fee is $10, which may be paid via credit card at the time of registration, mailed as a check to 610 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104; or dropped off in the mail slot at the OneWorld Now! office (same address). Your registration fee is nonrefundable and will be considered a first payment toward your tuition balance. The registration fee must be paid within two weeks of registration.

Students with a high school graduation year of 2020 – 2025 (enrolled in 8th – 12th grade in the 2020-21 school year) are eligible to enroll.

Priority will be given to students in 9th-12th grades; students in 8th grade may be placed on a waiting list until we are able to determine whether there is enough room in the class.


Study Abroad

Sending youth abroad is probably the most transformative experience of all the components of OneWorld Now!. Students return from these programs with an expanded worldview, a passion for pursuing additional travel opportunities, and a much clearer vision and commitment to pursuing higher education and achieving their long-term goals. The typical OWN study abroad experience involves a homestay, service learning project, and continued language study.

Please note that we do not know whether study abroad will be available in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will carefully assess our options and inform enrolled students of their options as soon as we can make a decision. Safety will always remain our highest priority.

LEARN MORE about study abroad