Rose Urban Rural Exchange
Our mission is to build an understanding between urban and rural Alaskans. The RURE aims to strengthen relationships between urban and rural Alaskans by building mutual respect, understanding and a statewide sense of community through a cross-cultural exchanged of ambassadors from urban and rural communities.
Educator Cross-Culture Immersion Program (ECCI)
The ECCI accepts applications from teachers in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Mat-Su school districts. Additionally, under the Take Wing Alaska Project, we are now accepting applications from educators at UAA and Alaska Job Corps.
This program offers a unique opportunity to learn, work and play at an Alaska Native summer culture camp. The camp experience gives teachers insights into the Native people, their culture, their ways of teaching, learning and living.
Participate in Alaska Native culture to better inform your teaching and support your students.
Tremendous Benefit to Educators!
As a participant, you receive these gifts from the program:
- An invitation to visit a rural Alaska Native culture camp
- All expenses paid, round-trip airfare, meals and accommodations
- All expenses paid for two-day sessions with participant peers-cultural training and debriefing sessions
- 3-12 teachers receive 3.0 CR grad-level multi-cultural course through UAA - free!
- Attend required two-day cultural training and two-day debriefing session
- Submit a journal and a reflective essay
- Develop a community presentation based on your experience.
- Enroll in a 3.0 credit graduate level course on communication and culture.
Download the ECCI Application 2013 for submission. NOTE: Best to use Firefox to download the application.
If selected, educators will participate in an interview with the selection committee, and a match will be made accordingly.
If you would like MORE information on Educator Cross-Cultural Immersion, please contact:
Laurie Evans-Dinneen, Director
Alaska Humanities Forum
161 E 1st Ave., Door 15
Anchorage, AK 99501