Our Mission

BEE's mission is to contribute to the freedom of mind that results from knowledge and insight gained through engagement in travel and cultural immersion, by offering such opportunities for motivated individuals of any color, background, race, religion, age, or socio-economic strata.



Innovate

Innovate

Innovation emanates from creativity. By helping students embrace independent thinking, we encourage uncommon depths of exploration that we hope will kindle the flames of creativity.

Immuminate

Illuminate

Proper education should do much more than increase a student's knowledge base. It should pollinate the mind and allow natural curiosity, joy, and inspiration to bloom. It should provide the nourishment of clarity and empower students to confidently question the status quo.

Inspire

Inspire

Superior education + freedom + positive attitude all create fertile soil for inspiration. Our greatest innovators were also the most inspired. We create a unique environment to spark inspiration and keep it flowing.

Our current projects

De Xin School
Video biographiesFall 2016

Kunming, CN
See how you can have amazing experiences, build relationships, learn, and grow while helping to remove the scourge of geographic and socio- economic discrimination
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Enhancing lives
through musicJanuary 2016

Kunming, CN

Bee Immersion series

Kunming | Beijing | Taipei Spring 2017

BEE Global and Village Community School are working together again to transform the lives of students ages 13-15 through a 3-week, 3-city immersive Far East journey.

Real AmericaSummer 2016

New York, USA
See how you can have amazing experiences, build relationships, learn, and grow while helping to remove the scourge of geographic and socio- economic discriminationLearn More


Programs

4 core offerings. Fully customized.

Extraordinary Value.

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International leadership & social action

EXPLORE

Beyond

Immersion

Guided transformational journey

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Transform...

Be sure to bring an open mind and leave your expectations behind - this journey will impact you in ways you can't imagine

Beyond

Language

Intensive Mandarin language training

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Engage...

BEE’s intensive, customized language training will take your command of Mandarin to the next level...and beyond

Beyond

Internships

Work and learn

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Collaborate...

China internships through BEE will provide meaningful professional growth and a healthy boost for your career trajectory.

Beyond

Service Projects

Serve others and build community

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Serve...

Community service projects are immensely enriching for everyone involved. BEE’s service project offerings will not disappoint.

Short-Term Immersion Programs

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Chinese Culture & Language

  • 2|4 Weeks
  • Kunming | Beijing | Taipei

Integrate into Chinese society by embracing the rich history, culture and language from the inside. Life-changing experiences await.

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  • Travel
  • Culture & History
  • Interpersonal
  • Language
  • Physical Activity
  • College Prep
  • Focused Study
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American Culture, Language, & College Prep

  • 2|4 Weeks
  • New York City | Boston

Feel the heartbeat of America. Drink in its soul. Join us in an enlightening journey that will not only leave you with a much deeper understanding of what America is all about, but will help you feel closer than ever to real belonging. College preparation training and consulting is fundamental to this course.

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  • Travel
  • Culture & History
  • Interpersonal
  • Language
  • Physical Activity
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    Music Intensive

    • 2 weeks   Jan 18 - Jan 31 2016
    • Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

    International singing soloist Ms. Maaja Roos will lead this exciting 2 week program designed to help college music majors enhance key aspects of their musical profile. Intensive group work combined with focused individual attention is designed to assist students in achieving personal musical breakthroughs.

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    • Subject Study
    • Interpersonal
    • Culture & History
    • Language
    • Travel
    • College Prep
    • Physical Activity
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    English Language Intensive

    • 4 Weeks July 1 - July 31 2016
    • Boston | New York City

    Improve your fluency and learn the nuances of popular English in American culture. This intensive 4 week course will immerse you in American English so you can get to the "next level" of cultural assimilation.

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    • Language
    • Interpersonal
    • Culture & History
    • Subject Study
    • Travel
    • College Prep
    • Physical Activity
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    NEW! Build your own experience

    • 2 weeks | 4 weeks
    • Tampa | New York City | Boston

    Let our talented team work with you to create an amazing custom program designed to inspire!

    Schedule a FREE session with our program advisors now >

About

BEE (Beyond Experiential Education) is headquartered in Boston, MA.












BEE - Beyond Experiential Education - is a social enterprise focused on enhancing individual freedom through deeply impactful experiential education. Our goal is to foster a global perspective and facilitate growth in powerful ways for students of all ages. Additionally, we seek to help level the educational playing field for all humans, by eliminating geographic and socio-economic barriers to access to meaningful educational opportunities.

Education We seek to provide educational opportunities that fuel passion, breed empathy, instill a true love of learning, foster global perspective, and mold an innovative mindset. These unique requirements necessitate an equally unique approach: "Experiential Education".

Experiential education combines "real life" with classroom. It involves practical hands-on learning, cultural immersion, and blurring the lines between lesson and life. Success with this approach necessitates the dedication of passionate providers.

Support The path from teaching to learning is wide and fraught with pitfalls for many students. They face poor nutrition, inadequate shelter, disempowering family lives - and on and on - each of which detracts from their motivation and ability to focus, absorb, and connect. The sturdy bridge that transverses these pitfalls is emotional & physical readiness and mental preparedness. Our goal is to reinforce this bridge, and eliminate as many pitfalls as possible through various means of outreach and support.


It is BEE's goal to become a leader in the field of innovative experiential education by achieving superior educational results for each of our program participants.


We are committed

to building a bridge between Non-American and American education and culture.


We believe

in promoting cultural and educational cooperation between the USA and cities, towns, and villages around the globe.


Our goals

are to improve quality of life through experiential education by expanding students' personal development opportunities and enhancing the vitality of national cultures.


We have expertise

through the hard work and talents of our team, partners, and affiliates, to provide unparalled education and growth opportunities for participants.


We provide

students the opportunity to experience advanced and immersive cultural learning that results in increased self-knowledge - one of the most important parts of success.


Our focus

is to open young peoples' minds and allow deep learning through social services, language immersion, cultural training through genuine experience. and empathy.

Partner Schools

We've partnered with exceptional traditional education institutions.

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Village Community School and BEE Global are working together for the second year in a row to bring BEE's one-of-a-kind experiential education resources to students ages 12 - 15.

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Berkeley Preparatory School

  • Tampa, FL


  • Details coming soon!

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Henry B. Plant High School

  • Tampa, FL


  • Details coming soon!

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Academy of the Holy Names

  • Tampa, FL


  • Details coming soon!

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Hillsborough High School

  • Tampa, FL


  • Details coming soon!

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King High School

  • Tampa, FL


  • Details coming soon!

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University of South Florida

  • Tampa, FL


  • Details coming soon!

Our People

We've assembled a dedicated team to help you achieve your goals.

Alyssa Li

Alyssa has a deep-rooted passion for experiential education, entrepreneurship, and connecting people of all backgrounds, cultures, and nations. She has been in the education field for over 11 years. During this time, she opened own school in China and held international coordinator positions at several high-profile educational travel organizations. She is presently obtaining her MA degree in Service, Leadership and Management from the SIT Graduate Institute.
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Alyssa Li

Founder & Executive Director

Joseph Witowsky

Joseph brings 20 years of cross-industry business development experience to the team at BEE. He's worked at both start-up and growth-phase finance & software companies. Joe's own unique experiences in travel and the impact they've had on his life-perspective are the motor behind his passion to provide unique experiential educational opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Joe has an interdisciplinary BS in finance, investments, and economics from Babson College and has studied biological sciences at University of South Florida.

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Joseph Witowsky

Advisor


Simon Norton


Simon has been the Program Director of the SIT (School for International Training) and World Learning Youth Leadership & Peacebuilding Programs as well as the Co-Director the Vermont Governor’s Institute on Current Issues and Youth Activism for the last 13 years. He has been running global education programs with high school age youth since 1992. He co-teaches a Graduate course for 40-50 students at SIT entitled Youth Program Leadership & Design and is an accomplished teacher, trainer and facilitator of youth education, program design, leadership, teambuilding, global issues, peacebuilding and dialogue, civics, communication skills and kayaking. Simon has worked with youth from more than 150 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and travelled extensively for fun and work, running youth programs in Uganda, Rwanda, Iraq, Serbia, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Turkey, Ecuador, Australia and Panama. He regularly runs youth program capacity building staff trainings for his own teams, as well as assorted trainings and consulting for many other organizations. He has a Bachelors Degree in World Issues from the School for International Training, and a Masters in Global Education from Harvard University. Si lives in Zephyr Cove, Nevada at Lake Tahoe.

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Simon Norton

Advisor


Kiska Kosakowski


Kiska is a youth development professional with a passion for the outdoors and international experiences. After earning a BA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, she spent one year serving in AmeriCorps in Portland, Oregon. There she worked at a high risk school and supported youth through tutoring, after school programs, and community development. She is a certified Wilderness Medical First Responder and has coordinated and led adventure trips for youth both domestically and abroad. In addition to heading Risk Management at Bee Global, she personally contributes her time to train trip staff in group process and risk management. Kiska also holds the title of Assistant Director of Global Learning for Sustainable Summer. She is pursuing a Masters in International Education at the School for International Training.

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Kiska Kosakowski

Advisor

Tina Yin

Tina has worked and volunteered in several capacities dealing with inter-cultural affairs and communications. She holds a BA in Multinational Bank Management from Yunnan University Department of Finance and Economics. Through volunteering her time as a registered member of Chinese Young Volunteers Association and TCG Nordica (KM), a Scandinavian cross-cultural institution, Tina has developed a true love for intercultural education and awareness. She brings this love and dedication to her role as BEE Global China Program Coordinator.
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Tina Yin

China Program Coordinator

August Dao

August Dao is a recent alumnus of Harvard College, graduating with a bachelors in Chemistry. As a former Senior Student Coordinator, Outreach & Recruitment Research Leader, and Hometown Recruiter for Harvard's Admissions & Financial Aid Office, he has worked extensively with prospective students, planned on-campus events and programming for current College students, and recruited potential applicants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. As a private educational consultant, August provides professional services ranging from SAT test prep, to all others areas spanning the college application process (i.e. essay editing/feedback, interview prep, and supplemental materials) to assist students in gaining admission to competitive schools in the U.S. He plans to pursue an MBA and start his nonprofit dedicated to empowering youths with independence, agency, and equal educational opportunity.
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August Dao

USA Program Coordinator

Tai Mesches

Tai's bio, coming soon.
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Tai Mesches

USA Program Coordinator

Maaja Roos

Maaja Roos was born in Berlin, of both German and Estonian heritage. Initially trained as a pianist, Ms. Roos went on from an international solo career to becoming a choral conductor. She was invited by Columbia University to form the SIPA Chorale, taking the best American and international students to sing in ten different languages, touring the U.S. and Canada, and premiering works by Lucas Foss and Arvo Pärt at Lincoln Center.
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Maaja Roos

Music Program Director

Joyce Wasserman

Joyce is a certificate physical therapist based in Florida who was a Co-owner of the Physical Therapy Center of Horseheads(‘96~12). She’s also an ESL teacher who’s certificated by CELTA (‘11). She received the Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University (‘75), and multiple continuing education courses leading to certificate in Postural Restoration.....
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Joyce Wasserman

English Language Instructor

Andrew Rothstein

Andrew is a retired attorney who represented clients in disability and family law during a career which spanned 37 years. He received his degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1972 and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. In 1995 the New York State Bar Association, the statewide association of lawyers, gave Andrew an award for his extensive legal services to the poor.
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Andrew Rothstein

English Language Instructor

Contact Us

BEE Global
30 Kneeland St # 3, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (+1) 914-907-3503
email: info@beeglobal.org