Middle East Meltdown: A Crisis Simulation Camp - June 22-25, 2016
What is it?
This four-day residential crisis simulation on the Hiram College campus lets students take on the role of U.S. government agencies, foreign governments and international organizations, to learn about problems and talk through solutions.
Guided by career members of the U.S. armed forces, teams of students — each representing a group involved in Middle East politics — will react to the others’ moves in real time as part of this hands-on learning exercise.
$325, including room and board.
Hiram College will award a $1,000 Summer Academy Scholarship to every high school student who attends a 2016 summer academy and enrolls as a full time student at Hiram College. The scholarship is renewable each year for up to four years. Only one Summer Academy Scholarship will be awarded per new student.
The 2016 Middle East Meltdown: A Crisis Simulation Academy is aimed at high school students who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Please submit one registration form and one payment per student. Registration will begin in the Spring of 2016.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2016.
+ Pay Only: If you have already registered but have not paid, please click the Pay Only link to be directed to the payment screen. Please be aware that the first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance.
The total cost for the Middle East Meltdown: A Crisis Simulation Academy is $325. Meals, housing and all activities associated with the workshop are covered in this price. The online registration form is linked to two online payment options. Payment arrangements include:
Cost and Payment Arrangements
Online by Credit Card: Hiram College accepts American Express, Discover, and MasterCard. When paying by credit card, please note that a 2.5% convenience fee will be included in the total amount charged.
Online by Electronic Check: There is no convenience fee when paying by E-check.
Reference: On the registration form, students are asked to provide the name, title, telephone number and email address of a teacher or guidance counselor who is willing to serve as a reference on their behalf. We assume that references are aware that students have used their names and that they may be contacted.
Register Early! Space is Limited!
The first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance. High school students who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to register. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The deadline for registration is June 1, 2016 EXTENDED to JUNE 8, 2016. Interested students are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Notification of Acceptance
Once students have registered and paid in full, their registration materials will be reviewed by the faculty leading the workshop. As soon as a student has been approved, Kathy Luschek will send out an email notifying the student that he or she has been accepted to attend.
A week or so before the Middle East Meltdown: A Crisis Simulation Academy, students will receive via email a link to materials for the academy including:
- Middle East Meltdown: A Crisis Simulation Academy Schedule
- Some Things to Do Before the Academy: Assignment Sheet - Be watching your email as we approach the academy dates for these items.
- Short Reading Assignment - Be watching your email as we approach the academy dates for these items.
- Family Invitation to the Student Presentations on Saturday, June 25
- Emergency Medical Form (must be completed by your parent or guardian in order to participate)
- Assumption of Risk, Release Waiver of Liability
- Directions to Hiram College
- Campus Map
- List of Items to Bring with You
Full payment must accompany registration to be considered for acceptance. A full refund will be issued for those students not accepted into the workshop. Students who choose to withdraw at least three weeks prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made after that date.