Our mission is to inspire students to become active and mature global citizens, so we have developed a comprehensive curriculum that helps our travelers to achieve this goal. At its core, the first step toward global leadership is developing intercultural competence – a set of cognitive skills that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts. Essentially, we want our participants to have the ability to collaborate with people who are different from them and thrive within other cultures. Our curriculum also encourages students to take initiative as leaders in their local communities to make a difference on a global scale, helping them to understand the impact that they can have when they combine cultural understanding with personal and social responsibility.
Below are the student learning objectives addressed by the Global Leadership Curriculum (GLC), which are also the key components of intercultural competence as described above. Each activity will address a minimum of two or more of these objectives.