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Joint Science Education Project (JSEP)

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
High School Students

The Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College facilitates a polar science program for high school juniors called the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP). JSEP travels to Greenland for 3-weeks typically in the last week of June through mid-July. JSEP is supported by a National Science Foundation grant to Dartmouth College. Travel, lodging and meals are provided at no cost to selected students. The JSEP Program targets students who have a passion for learning, strong interest in science and openness to other cultures. JSEP has proven to be a life-changing experience for selected students in previous years. We hope you will assist us in identifying talented candidates from your school and encourage them to apply. The program offers field-based learning and unique cultural experiences!

JSEP is a three-week field experience in Greenland scheduled for summer. Selected students from the U.S., Denmark and Greenland live and work together while exploring current Arctic research and completing their own inquiry-based projects. The program includes two weeks of extensive field experiences near Kangerlussuaq and a final week at Summit Station, the U.S. research facility located at the top of the Greenland ice sheet. For JSEP, students must be in the 11th grade at the time of application and a U.S. citizen.

Competitive applicants must possess a strong interest in the natural sciences, passion for learning, sense of adventure and openness to other cultures. Applicant must be a current high school junior and a U.S. citizen.
study abroad program

Application Deadline: 1/31/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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Dartmouth College (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Natural Resources
STEM Fields

Arctic Research
Boreal Ecosystems
Environmental Biology
Environmental Change
Ice Sheets
Polar Science

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/18/2021
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