June 21-24, 2017
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 will react to the others’ moves in real time as part of this hands-on learning exercise.
This Year’s Theme
Showdown in the South China Sea
The United States and China are competing for strategic dominance in Asia, and the South China Sea has become the primary focus for that competition. In this crisis simulation, students and their mentors will explore the ways in which the US-China interplay might unfold, so as to determine which side will come out on top, and whether war can be avoided in the process.
$350, including room and board.
College Credit Opportunity
Ohio high school students have the opportunity to earn one (1) college credit for this simulation (POLS 28000: Showdown in the South China Sea) through the College Credit Plus program. There is no additional fee to the family to receive college credit for Ohio high school students. In order to take advantage of this credit opportunity, students must do the following:
- Complete the registration and payment below for the simulation. You can still attend the simulation, even if you do not take it for college credit!
- Speak to their high school guidance counselor and complete the College Credit Plus intent form by April 1, 2017.
- Complete Hiram College’s College Credit Plus Application.
- Send in your transcripts, ACT or SAT results, and a recommendation letter from a guidance counselor or teacher to Brittany Jackson (JacksonB1@hiram.edu or by mail: Brittany Jackson, P.O. Box 67, Hiram, OH 44234).
- If you are accepted, you will receive a letter with a notice.
- For questions about the College Credit Plus application process, please contact Brittany Jackson (JacksonB1@hiram.edu or 330.569.5380).
Hiram College will award a $1,000 Summer Academy Scholarship to every high school student who attends a 2017 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 2017 Garfield Crisis Simulation is aimed at high school students who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Please submit one registration form and one payment per student. Registration is now CLOSED.
+ 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 Garfield Crisis Simulation is $350. 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, 2017 now CLOSED. 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 Garfield Crisis Simulation, students will receive via email a link to materials for the academy including:
- Garfield Crisis Simulation Tentative 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 24
- 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.