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General Information

Where do I find information regarding program choices?

How do I know if the program is appropriate for my students?

What are the basic features of your programs?

How do I schedule a program?

What happens if I have to cancel my program?

Where are the programs offered?

When are programs offered?

Do we need chaperones for the program?

Does K-12 GEO charge a fee for programming?

How do we pay for programs?

Can you accommodate people with special needs?

Do you allow students on field trips to eat lunch on site?

Do you create customized programs upon request?

Do you offer Travel Trunks for your programs?

Do you loan out items from the K-12 GEO Program for classrooms?

What is the difference between Special Programs and Special Events?

Do you offer programs in the summer?

 


 

Where do I find information regarding program choices?

The K-12 Global Education Outreach [GEO] programs are designed to provide culturally relevant experiences for public, private, and home-school classrooms as well as community groups and organizations. Program information is located under the K-12 Programs tab on our website HOME page. This information is divided into several categories: K-12 Public Schools [Elementary, Middle, and High School] and Private Schools and Community Groups. Choose the tab that best suits your needs.   From the pull down menus, you will be directed to pages with program descriptions. You can click on the image for a program which will redirect you to the registration page or choose the registration tab on the HOME page.

 

How do I know if the program is appropriate for my students?

 

What are the basic features of your programs?

Each program contains some of the following basic features:

 

How do I schedule a program?

All programs MUST be reserved 2 weeks in advance. You can schedule a program by:

 

What happens if I have to cancel my program?

Because many of our programs have a waiting list of schools wanting to participate, we request that you cancel no later than two (2) weeks prior to your scheduled program. At any time, if there are extenuating circumstances and you need to cancel, please notify us immediately by calling (806) 742-3667.

 

Where are the programs offered?

K-12 programs are offered at the International Cultural Center on the campus of Texas Tech University. We are located at 601 Indiana Avenue [4th and Indiana] - just behind the TTU Museum and across the street from UMC. We also offer our "On the Road Adventures" for schools that cannot visit the ICC, though we highly recommend bringing your students to our beautiful building for the full cultural experience. 

*Note: 

 [Map to ICC]

 

When are programs offered?

 

Do we need chaperones for the program?

One chaperone or teacher is required for every ten (10) students attending the program. Chaperones and teachers are responsible for monitoring student behavior during programs and when entering and leaving the ICC building.

*Note: There is no charge for chaperones or teachers to attend programs.

 

Does K-12 GEO charge a fee for programming?

A small fee per student is charged for each program. These fees are used to provide lesson materials and cover additional costs for programming at the ICC and for our "On the Road Adventures". If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to call the office @ 806-742-3667.

All programming costs are based on the chart below.*K-12 GEO has a contract with Lubbock ISD to provide programming.  Therefore, there is NO charge for Lubbock ISD schools. 

 

TYPE OF PROGRAMMING FEES PER PERSON ATTENDING
ICC/K-12 GLOBAL EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAMS:  Programs offered to K-12 public, private, and home-school organizations at the ICC.  $1.50
"ON THE ROAD ADVENTURES":  Programs offered to K-12 public, private, and home school organizations at their campus or designated location. $1.50
Programming for Community Organizations and Groups [Youth or Adults] at the ICC. $2.50

*Note: There is no charge for teachers or chaperones to attend programs.

 

How do we pay for programs?

 

Can you accommodate people with special needs?

Yes, accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities or special needs when you make your initial reservation or by contacting the office one week in advance of scheduled programming.

 

Do you allow students on field trips to eat lunch on site?

If your plans include being off campus all day and you need to eat your sack lunches before or after your program, we can make arrangements to accommodate you. If weather permits, students can eat outside or we can utilize one of the meeting rooms within the ICC building [Rooms based on availability]. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for monitoring student behavior during lunch time. Your group will also be responsible for cleaning up any messes or throwing away any trash during lunch time as well. K-12 staff will be on site to help supervise as needed.  *Note:  You must contact us in advance to make these arrangements!

*Note: Students will only be allowed to drink bottled water inside the building.

 

Do you create customized programs upon request?

Unfortunately, due to our high volume of requests we cannot customize programming at this time. We offer a wide variety of programs to choose from and our basic menu of options allows some flexibility in creating a program that is just right for you and your classroom or organization's needs. If you have a suggestion for a program that you would like for us to offer in the future, please feel free to contact our office via email or phone.

 

Do you offer Travel Trunks for your programs?

We can no longer offer this as a free service due to the high cost of maintaining our artifacts and shipping the trunks. Our "On the Road Adventures" replaces the need for Travel Trunks. These "adventures" offer many of the same choices of programs seen at the ICC, but are delivered in your classroom instead. Most of our programming is offered for our "On the Road Adventures" unless otherwise noted in the program tabs.  *Note:  Programs not offered for "On the Road Adventures" are designated with an asterik*. 

 

Do you loan out items from the K-12 GEO Program for classrooms?

The majority of our items are donated artifacts from foreign countries that are both fragile and irreplaceable. Therefore, K-12 does not loan or check out any of its items.

 

What is the difference between Special Programs and Special Events?

 

Do you offer programs in the summer?