Young Diplomat and Leader Academy

International Relations, Leadership, and Diplomacy

Pre-College Programs


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Location

Emerson College, Boston, MA

Dates

July 5 - July 18

Fees

$3,995

Housing

Emerson College Dorm

Levels

Grades 9-12

SCHOOL VISITS

MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Northeastern and more!

For young people who have a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs, the diplomats and leaders of tomorrow, this Boston based program is a perfect fit. You will prepare for a college major in International Relations and potentially a career in the Foreign Service, learn about diplomatic history and protocol, negotiations and strategy. You will also acquire leadership and public speaking skills that will serve you well whatever your future interests might be.

From understanding the current challenges to international security, such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation or environmental degradation, to acquiring public speaking and negotiation skills, the Young Diplomat and Leader Academy will have you fully prepared to take on the problems affecting today’s world. If you’re passionate about making a difference, this program is perfect for you!

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Jake S.,
Massachusetts

What your main academic and personal goals and how do they relate to your participation in Abbey Road’s Leadership Academy program this summer?
 I’m definitely planning on going to college. Five years from now, I’m not sure maybe [I’ll be] in graduate school. I love to learn new things [especially] things that are applicable in the real world. I have always been interested in International Relations, maybe even as a profession. The Abbey Road Leadership Academy seemed like a great mix of the two. [The program] gave me a great idea ...

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Program Highlights

  • Live and study at Emerson College, steps away from the beautiful Boston Commons
  • Attend classes taught by graduate students, researchers and experts in their fields
  • Go on day trips to Boston College, Tufts University, Northeastern, Harvard and more
  • Benefit from a life-changing pre-college experience in one of America’s oldest and picturesque cities-and one of the best college towns!

Residential Life and Food

Abbey Road’s Young Diplomat and Leader Program allows students to benefit from many conveniences a modern college provides. Students live together in college dorms, with supervision provided by Abbey Road Resident Advisors, and have access to air conditioned dorms, wi-fi equipped lounges, the dining hall and fitness center.

You will be part of our Abbey Road family, making new friends, learning to be independent and self-reliant, to share responsibilities with your peers, manage your time, and getting ready for college years!

You’ll be on the college “meal plan,” live in campus dorms with your Abbey Road peers and be expected to manage your daily schedule. Our staff will provide you with laundry detergent and house supplies. If you need anything – just tell us. We will get it for you.

Each day provides new opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to their college applications! Outside of class time, you can also take advantage of the excitement of college residential life and access to Boston’s city center, historic neighborhoods, waterfront and famous Theater district.

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Daily Schedule

Every student on the program takes International Relations, Leadership and Diplomacy. The core curriculum covers diplomatic history and protocol, contemporary issues in international security, environmental sustainability, leadership and public speaking.  The classes meet every day Monday to Friday. College visits are 2-3 times a week in the afternoons. Weekends are spent having fun, shopping, movies, soccer in the park, concerts and more.

 

Each day provides new opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to their college applications! Outside of class time, you can also take advantage of the excitement of college residential life and access to Boston’s city center, historic neighborhoods, waterfront and famous Theater district.

Dear Sam, Thank you, we look forward to receiving your application.

arthur
2015-07-06 05:19:07

Your leadership summer study program is very compelling. I am considering applying for the summer of 2016.

sam Sheeder
2015-02-20 16:02:35

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