Interlocal is an open enrollment enrichment program for high school students from in and around Richland County.
Interlocal’s experiential program provides a unique approach to learning about the world – from opportunities to engage locally within your community, to site visits to organizations operating in nearby cities, to international travel.
What We Are Looking For
Interlocal has something for everyone and we accept students from a wide-variety of backgrounds and experiences. Above all, we want participants to be curious about the world and open to stepping outside his or her comfort zone. Although prior international experience is not discouraged, we will give priority to students who have not had this opportunity. We are also partial to students who are engaged in their community, and will use this experience to further his or her impact.
Visit organizations and corporations in your community and in nearby cities to learn about international and civic topics
Share what you have learned as well as your conclusions about the local program during a presentation in your community
Take part in an international experience hosted by a student travel organization
“It’s interesting to think about place in the context of an international travel program. It asks us to think about what it means to prepare [students] to engage in transformative experiences that not only deepen their understandings of home and history but to expand that understanding with a broader, global perspective that might not only inform how they see the “outside” world but how that view can enrich meaning of the local–all with an eye toward sustainable futures in rural communities.”
-Dr. Amy Azano, Virgina Tech