Summer School ISP

Indigenous Studies Program Summer School

Indigenous Studies Program Summer School (ISP) is offered annually during two weeks in July. This is an opportunity for students who are often isolated from one another to gather, learn, and worship together.

Summer school is also an opportunity for intensive course work for students in the Indigenous Studies Program MDiv by Extension. ISP Summer School serves people from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, with an international and largely Indigenous faculty.

Indigenous Studies Program Summer School is holistic and interdisciplinary. Courses examine sacred scripture, theology, and philosophy through the lens of Indigenous thought. Courses achieve this by examining social data, literary-oral tradition and the artistic cultural aspects of Indigenous spirituality.

Our array of courses offers a wide range of topics for a critical mind and a curious spirit. Be ready to embark on a journey of learning, healing, and growth!

Save the Date!
2020 ISP Summer School – July 6th to July 17th, 2020
Registration will open early 2020

Overview
Course Credit
Tuition & Fees
Accommodation
Meals
Course Cancellation
Financial Aid

Course Credit

Courses can be taken for MDiv credit (3), ConEd credit (1.5) or Certificate credit (1.5), and Audit.
Daily attendance and a final project are the requirements for M.Div. credit. In order to receive ISP credit, students must attend 15 hours of class and submit daily journals. Audit students should attend a minimum of 60% of lecture hours.

Indigenous Studies Program Summer School courses may be taken for transfer credit. Please contact the Indigenous Studies Program office (isp@vst.edu) to inquire about transferable degree credit.

Please note that you can use your ISP Credits towards the Indigenous Studies Program Certificate.

Tuition & Fees

Fees

A $35 CAD non-refundable fee is due with your registration. Lunch is charged at $80.00 per person, per week, and will be added to your registration and tuition fees.

Tuition

  • Audit Course: $255.00
  • ISP/ConEd Course: $331.00
  • M.Div. Course: $843.00 ($281.00/credit x 3 credits/course)

Accommodation

Carey Centre

Please note that students are responsible for placing their reservation at Carey Centre with the ISP Booking Code. The code will be provided once the refundable deposit is received by the ISP office.

  • One-week refundable deposit ($100)
  • Two-week refundable deposit ($200)
  • The deposit is refunded when the booking process is finalized and the room is accepted; however, the deposit will be lost if request for accommodation is cancelled.

There is a limited amount of rooms on hold for ISP Summer School students to book. Please phone us at (604) 822-9480 for the group booking code and make your reservation at your earliest convenience. You will also receive the booking code via e-mail when noting “YES” for accommodation when registering online.

Be reminded that space is limited on campus; therefore, you are highly encouraged to make your arrangements by early Spring.

Other Options

· St. Andrew’s Hall
· Gage Towers
· Green College
· St. John’s College

We encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible due to limited space on campus during summer.

Meals

A lunch plan is included in your registration package at a cost of $80.00/person per week – Monday to Friday. Our ability to accommodate to specialized dietary needs is limited. Due to space limitation, ISP is unable to offer breakfast this year. Students may purchase breakfast tickets at Great Dane or Carey Centre.

Breakfast is included for those who have reserved accommodations at Carey Centre with the ISP booking code.

Course Cancellation

In the event of low registrations, some courses may be cancelled. Information on course cancellation will be available on our website in early June.

Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, please fill out the following form and send it to isp@vst.edu.