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What We Offer

The Global

Institute of Lansing

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Student Calander 2017-2018

To be eligible for GIL, students must be 20 years and older.  In addition, they must have received resettlement services, currently or in the past, from a resettlement agency like St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services, Samaritas, etc.


GIL offers day classes for refugees.  During the school year, classes are held at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansing and meet Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm and Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  There is also an evening class on Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Summer hours are determined at the start of each summer.  The classes are taught by a group of volunteer teachers. Once students are enrolled in GIL, they are then enrolled in an accredited on-line high school completion program and placed in a classroom with volunteer teachers to assist them through the program.  After passing through each of the required 24 courses, the students receive an accredited high school diploma. If a student has attended high school in the United States prior to enrolling in GIL, it is possible that some of the credits they earned previously will transfer and count towards the 24 credits required in our program. 


​Students may apply anytime during the year, however, new students will only be enrolled in September of each year and possibly again in February (depending on space availability and funding).  Students will take a reading and math assessment prior to determine if a student's English proficiency level is appropriate for our program.  We encourage all students to take an ESL class while they await enrollment in our program.  


Effective June 2017, there is now a $100 program fee to enroll in The Global Institute of Lansing.  The $100 program fee is due once you have been officially accepted into the program.  Please do not send any money with your application.

August 2017

August 22 - Orientation for new students (mandatory)

August 23 - Assessment testing for new students (mandatory)


September 2017
September 5 – 1st day for RETURNING students only
September 11 – 1st day for NEW students

November 2017

November 22 – 24 – NO SCHOOL/Thanksgiving Break

December 2017 & January 2018
December 25 – January 5 – NO SCHOOL/Winter Break
January 8 – classes resume
January 15 – NO SCHOOL/MLK Day

February 2018
February 16 – NO SCHOOL
February 19 – NO SCHOOL/President’s Day

March 2018
March 30 – NO SCHOOL/Spring Break

April 2018
April 2 – 6 – NO SCHOOL/Spring Break

May 2018
May 28 – NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day

June 2018
June 8 – Last day of school

June 11 - Summer hours begin
June ? – GIL GRADUATION (date to be determined)


**In the event of bad weather, GIL will be canceled if the Lansing School District also cancels school for the day**