ISP Summer School 2020

Indigenous Studies Program Summer School

July 6th to July 17th, 2020

Multicultural Orientation Dates:
Monday, July 6th, and Monday, July 10th.

Please note, we are closely following the development of COVID-19 and adjusting as necessary. As per now, summer school is still scheduled for July 2020. Notifications will be updated promptly if changes are to be implemented.

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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!

Courses
Tuition & Fees
Summer School Information

Courses

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.
  • $75 materials fee – Introduction to Gwiis Maakskw, only.

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Tuition

  • Audit Course: $255.00
  • ISP/ConEd Course: $330.00
  • MDiv Course: $843.00 ($281.00/credit x 3 credits/course)

Summer School Information

Tutorials

  • MDiv tutorials are for students in the ISP-MDiv program only.

Community Meals & Events

  • Participants are strongly encouraged to attend community meals and events.

Non-Indigenous Student Registrations

  • There is a 20% registration cap for non-Indigenous student registrations. Participants will be advised when waitlisted.

Multicultural Orientation Dates

  • Monday, July 6th
  • Monday, July 10th
  • Attendance to the multicultural orientations, on both Mondays, is mandatory for non-Indigenous students

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.

Accommodation

Carey Centre
Please note that students are responsible for placing their reservation at Carey Centre with the ISP Booking Code, which will be provided via e-mail upon request. There is a limited amount of rooms on hold for ISP Summer School students to book; therefore, we encourage you to place your reservation at your earliest convenience.

Other Options
Please note that we have not put a room block on hold for ISP students at the following locations. You may contact them directly and arrange as necessary.

· 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.

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.

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 download the ISP Summer School Financial Aid form and send it to isp@vst.edu.