Values

Infinite Possibilities.

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Imagine what happens when you join a group of young poets, athletes, ecologists, artists, musicians, activists, authors and civic leaders from communities across the United States and around the world.

Imagine what happens during an inspiring summer program when you and your new friends live, work and learn with Albanian anthropologists, French chefs, Chinese environmentalists, Italian artisans and Moroccan musicians.

Imagine what happens when you develop an understanding, passion and commitment to urban studies, multilingualism, environmental sustainability, civil society, art and music.

Imagine the friendships you’ll make, skills you’ll develop, confidence you’ll build, new perspectives you’ll gain and new possibilities in your future.


Our Corps Values.

Commitment to students: Our student-centered approach places you and your family at the heart of everything we do. We take great care in mentoring, preparing and reflecting with you to ensure a safe, dynamic, and inspiring experience.

Original cross-cultural education programs: Our thematic and experiential programs inspire civic engagement and introduce you to critical issues facing our planet.

Readiness and preparation for the future: Our application process and intense cross-cultural education programs prepare you to develop the foundational skills and independence to pursue higher education and professional opportunities with success.

Partnerships with leading educational institutions and global non-profits: We develop sustainable networks that connect donors, top schools, leading youth mentoring organizations and community-based nonprofits supporting young people from all walks of life.

Safety and health is our top priority: You and your group are led by trained adults, supported by professional staff and protected by worldwide health, accident, emergency and evacuation insurance.


Insights, Competencies and Critical Life Skills.

Application Process

  • Prepares you for the rigors of the college application process.
  • Develops writing and interview skills.
  • Teaches you how to create a personal statement.
  • Orients and prepares you for the program.

Program Content

  • Helps develop critical thinking and independent living skills.
  • Promotes language acquisition.
  • Increases cross-cultural competencies.
  • Deepens civic engagement.
  • Raises confidence and personal expectations.