Austin, Texas (December 5, 2013) – SPI Study Abroad, the leading provider of top-quality summer language immersion programs at the high school level, is proud to announce the inclusion of an exciting global leadership initiative to its programs.
According to the Diplomatic Courier, “The need for cultivating global leaders whose vision extends beyond the beltway, and indeed, the country, has never been greater than it is today.” High school and college graduates are becoming more and more expected to possess a strong sense of global consciousness, as well as excellent intercultural communication skills. Thus, with the addition of a global leadership-based curriculum, SPI Study Abroad students will have the opportunity to increase their cross-cultural understanding and awareness, which in turn will help shape them into leaders ready to take on today’s globalized world.
Specific leadership curriculum details will vary depending on each program, but the main program components will center on team-building activities, engaging group discussions, worthwhile community service projects, and leadership excursions – all of which will be rooted within the specific foreign cultural context and language of each program. This will allow for a true basis for strong intercultural understanding and heightened leadership.
When asked about the importance of global leadership in SPI’s programs, Jeremy Goodwin, Executive Director of SPI Study Abroad, stated, “It is our absolute priority to ensure that our students develop a deep global perspective and strong leadership skillset that will give them a huge advantage in their future endeavors.”
For more information about SPI and for 2013 program details, please visit www.spiabroad.com.
About SPI Study Abroad
Since its inception in 1996, SPIStudy Abroad has been offering high-quality Spanish, French, Mandarin and Italian language and cultural immersion programs exclusively for high school students.