Cape Cod National Seashore, Plymouth & Pilgrim Monument, College Visits
Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern and more!
Advocacy, Public Speaking
Policy & Decision-Making
Environmental Conservation, Climate Change
Conflict Resolution, International Relations
Business, Management & Marketing
Creative Writing, Journalism & Social Media
For young people from across the world who aspire to be the leaders of tomorrow, this Boston-based program offers a rich and exciting curriculum. It will introduce our students to many relevant fields of knowledge, provide them with essential tools, help them build their confidence and leadership skills that will serve them well in their future careers.
The curriculum will be organized along the following five themes:
New York and Washington DC
Have a picnic with your friends in New York’s Central Park, catch a Broadway show in the Theater District, visit the Metropolitan and Guggenheim museums, discover the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and much more!
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Every student on the program chooses three themes as part of his or her major and two – as an elective. The themes are:
International Relations & Global Policy. The course will focus on current issues in International Politics, International Security & Decision-Making.
Business, Management & Marketing. The topics will also include Business Negotiations, Team Building and Team Management.
Creative Writing, Journalism & Social Media. As part of this course, we will also examine the impact of social media on political campaigning and influencing the public opinion.
American History & Politics. Our base in Boston will lend itself well to discussing the American Revolution, continuing to the Civil War, the conflicts of the 20th century, the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and to current issues in American politics and the American electoral system.
Leadership, Advocacy and Global Issues: From Human Rights to Conservation and Climate Change. For young people from across the world who aspire to be the leaders of tomorrow, who passionately care about making a change, this program will be a perfect fit. The students will learn about Public Speaking, Community Building, Influencing and Social Media, as well as discuss a broad array of global issues, including Human and Minority Rights, Environmental Conservation, Global Warming, Sustainable Development, Poverty, Migration, Conflict Resolution and more.
The elective courses will include:
Important Note: Curfew and Free Time
The students will have approximately 2 – 3 hours of free time per day, within a designated area, subject to our safety rules and guidelines. The curfew is at 11 pm on weekdays and 11.30 – 12 midnight on weekends, subject to change at program director’s discretion.
You will live in a comfortable, modern, centrally located student dorm on Emerson College campus, right by the Boston Common. Living in a University dorm, learning to be independent and self-reliant is a valuable experience that will serve you well in your college years. Our staff members will live in the same building with you and make sure your experience is safe and comfortable. They will help you plan your household chores, organize your schedule, get along with your roommates, and assist with any other needs.
You’ll be on a college “meal plan,” with occasional group dinners at local venues. This perfect location will give you a chance to take advantage of Boston’s exciting city center, its historic neighborhoods, waterfront and the famous Theater district.
Rich with culture, history, cuisine and New England charm, the college capital of the United States, Boston is the perfect city for a fun and educational summer. Staying at Emerson College, an easy walk from the Boston Commons Park, the North End, and Newbury Street, makes for fun group and free time activities!
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On the weekends the students will go on day trips to Cape Cod National Seashore, Plymouth & Pilgrim Monument, and on college visits to Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Northeastern, Boston University and others.
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