At the conclusion of the academic workshop series, students will be asked to merge their separate assignments into one capstone project that may be presented as an expectation for their coming trip. This will lay the foundation for critical reflection to continue as they travel from city to city in China and interact as a visitor there.
After the tour, students have the option of finalizing their dissertation style project with added realizations drawn from their tangible experience overseas. Students may submit this for "grading," and if their paper exhibits satisfactory compilation of thought and analysis of the key drivers explored, a certificate of completion will be issued for the Study Tour Program.
This portfolio of written analysis and college level reflection will equip students with the skills needed to excel both during the remainder of their high school career and forward into their post-secondary education. Excerpts from the portfolio students create could also be submitted with college applications as well.