Course Description

Inspiring tomorrow's great leaders through a project-driven English program for teens

This program is designed to engage students in their learning process and transform them into active learners.  Students will reinforce language skills, as well as develop new ones which will help them succeed in a post-secondary setting. Through a variety of projects and task-based activities, including debates, presentations, research, and teamwork they will improve their communicative and leadership abilities. 

The Global Leadership Summer Program will not only provide students with an amazing academic experience, but also offer an opportunity to develop international friendships during an exciting, fun-filled summer!

Learner Outcomes

  • An intensive all-English environment to practice and refine language skills 
  • Participation in field trips, sporting activities and social events provide opportunities to interact with local community

Course Details

Who Should Attend: Non-native English speakers who are between 13 and 17 years of age

Academic Schedule: The program offers flexible start dates with 2, 3, and 4-week options and consists of 15 hours of language instruction in the morning, Cultural Workshops in the afternoon, field trips, activities and social events in the afternoon and on weekends.

LA Trip Details: a 2-day weekend, 1-night trip to Los Angeles July 18-19, 2024 (which includes visiting famous sights & entrance into Universal Studios).   

Airport Transfer Assistance: please contact Program Director.

International Agency or Group Bookings: Contact Program Director, Francine Chemnick at francinechemnick@sandiego.edu or call (619) 260-7621 for a quote.

Residential Accommodations: Students stay in the university’s student residence halls. They are modern, clean and comfortable apartments, generally for eight students in twin-study bedrooms with two en-suite bathrooms and a living area. Each residence has its own reception area, round-the-clock security, vending machines and laundry facilities. Residential students have full-board which includes 19 meals per week.

Instructors: USD faculty and experienced staff provide a stimulating and participative learning environment.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 12:45PM
Jul 01, 2024 to Jul 25, 2024
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ATTENTION:  The program runs from Sunday to Saturday beginning June 30 through July 27, 2024. English Lessons are 15 hours per week: Monday-Thursday; Cultural Workshops Tuesday and Thursday; weekday activities, with a full-day Friday excursion.

Program enrollment minimum is two weeks. You may choose from the following start dates, depending on how many weeks you wish to attend: 

2 Weeks: June 30, July 7 & 14 

3 Weeks: June 30, July 7

4: Weeks: June 30


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