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Online Academic Summer School and Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies™

Online Academic Summer School at Brandon Hall

Brandon Hall School Summer Academics are great for:

At the end of the summer, students receive a grade and a transcript for each of their classes. Students may request that transcripts of their grades be sent to their home high school or to any college to which they are applying.

Cost: TBD

Dates: TBD

If you have any questions about our 2019 summer academic offerings, please contact admissions@brandonhall.org.


Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies™

Distinguish yourself from the rest...

Brandon Hall’s Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies™ offers a unique opportunity for middle and high school students to combine learning and fun this summer on our historic 27-acre campus, surrounded by the beautiful Chattahoochee River. 

Global Youth Leadership in Action™ and ELL Global Village™ welcome students from around the world. Native and non-native English speakers collaborate for a truly global experience. Students benefit from highly qualified professionals and a wide array of activities and cultural trips around the Atlanta area.  Students will leave our program more capable of thinking critically and communicating confidently for future success.

National rankings are determined by key statistics and community reviews. Brandon Hall School is proud to be ranked among the 2019 Best Schools in America according to Niche: 
  •  Top 25% of Private & Prep Schools in the U.S.
  •  Top 15% of Schools for Diversity in the U.S.
  •  Top 20% of Schools in Georgia

We also offer Customized Group Programs. We invite you to collaborate with our team to create a program that meets your group’s goals and timetable, providing a rewarding experience for everyone. 

Our aim is to equip, ignite, and propel forward a new generation of innovative, and collaborative global leaders. Students in our programs benefit from mentorship and workshops from some of the most creative and entrepreneurial minds. 

Consul General of Canada Nadia Theodore, Canada’s representative in the Southeastern United States, and has previously served in Ottawa as Chief of Staff and Executive Director to Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade.

Matt Murrie, Columbia University graduate, writer, professor, and TEDx Speaker who uses his experience teaching on three different continents, exploring the power of applying a “What if…” approach to situations.

Paul Schur, General Manager of Slalom Atlanta, works with Fortune 500 companies developing technology and strategies to grow their businesses. 

Dr. Nyasha M. GuramatunhuCooper, a Leadership Studies scholar and educator who explores the connection between leadership, intercultural competence, and global leadership issues.

Jennifer Riis-Poulsen, Founder and CEO of Powerhouse Self-Defense, who approaches personal safety and empowerment by teaching mental and physical self-defense.

Sucheta Rawal, an award-winning food and travel writer, author, and philanthropist who works to raise awareness of global cultures through travel and community interaction.

Kendall Robinson, a teenage entrepreneur who founded Love Rolls, Inc. to provide toilet paper for the homeless and others in need, demonstrating how one person can have a tremendous impact.

Bob McCormick, a founder of Atlanta Institute for Diplomatic Leadership, which promotes peace through education.  

Ruhi Rahman, who works with UNICEF USA as a Global Citizenship Fellow.  

Dr. Hai Ho, Chairman of Millennial Leader-ship Academy, an Atlanta based multi-cultural, non-profit corporation designed for leadership development.

 

GLOBAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN ACTION™

Program Dates: June 16 - July 6, 2019; July 7 - July 27, 2019
Boarding Price: $3,500
Day Price: $2,000

Please be aware that Summer Program dates are subject to change depending on enrollment. 

The Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies™ at Brandon Hall was founded in 2016. The aim of its many programs is to equip, ignite, and propel forward a new generation of innovative, purposeful, skillful, and collaborative global leaders. 

Our unique student leaders work together in a cohort design that is problem-based, curiosity driven, and fully experiential. Through a rigorous and challenging daily schedule of classes, workshops, field studies, and special events, all of our global youth leaders are required to identify a societal or global issue that they want to actively endeavor to solve.

Students will connect with successful entrepreneurs and begin building the skills to bring their entrepreneurial ideas and passions to life.

Our Global Youth Leadership in Action™ program culminates in the GYLIA-19 International Conference, where student entrepreneurs will present their ideas on stage to an audience of local, national, and global participants.

Program selection process is highly competitive as we seek to find the most inspire and self-motivated youth applicants from around the globe.

Learn key leadership and entrepreneurial competencies, including:
• Public speaking, empathy, and people skillls
• Research and development
• Marketing and fundraising models
• Pitch design and feedback
• Growth mindset and habit development
• Cultural and diversity skills
• Leadership theories and assessments
• Problem-solving skills

BHS Global Youth Summer Scholarship Application
 

ELL GLOBAL VILLAGE™

Program Dates: June 16 - July 6, 2019; July 7 - July 27, 2019
Boarding Price: $3,500
Day Price: $2,000

Please be aware that Summer Program dates are subject to change depending on enrollment. 

Summer is a great time to improve your English! ELL Global Village™ welcomes students from around the world, and allows you to live and learn English in an experiential program. Students will be fully immersed in English speaking, reading, writing, and listening to help them hone their skills both inside and outside of the classroom.

Students will balance academic classroom study with daily cultural and educational experiences around the Atlanta area. ELL Global Village™ is an intensive program, which helps students refine their communication skills and prepares them for future success. In our residential hall, students typically board with peers from a different country than their own to broaden their global horizons. 

Each student’s English level will be assessed,
and he/she will be placed into a group accordingly. Native and non-native English speakers collaborate for a truly global experience. Our ELL instructor works with beginning English speakers, all the way up through advanced.

Brandon Hall School is proud to be ranked as one of the Top 25% of Private & Prep Schools in the U.S. according to Niche’s 2019 Best Schools in America rankings!

 

CUSTOMIZED SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR GROUPS

Program Dates: Available June, July, and August 2019

Please be aware that Summer Program dates are subject to change depending on enrollment and space in our residential community.

We invite you to work with our Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies™ team to design a customized program for your summer. We collaborate closely with you to create a program that meets your group’s goals and timetable, while providing a rewarding experience for everyone.

Although day programs are available, we encourage students to reside in the Brandon Hall residential communities where they will forge deep connections with peers and mentors from around the world. Our boarding program teaches life skills, cooperation, and how to live and learn in community. Boarders benefit from the healthy and honest exchange of ideas and perspectives.
 

BHS Global Youth Summer Scholarship Application


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are students required to arrive on a certain day, or can they come in early before the program begins? Students and their families may arrive early; however, we do not pick up students from the airport unless we are transporting them to Brandon Hall on the date scheduled to arrive for the program. If a student arrives early, he/she will remain the responsibility of their parent or guardian until the beginning of the Brandon Hall program.

Are parents allowed to stay in the dorms? No, parents are not allowed to stay in the dorm with students.

Will my child be tech free at times during the program? Yes, there will be tech free times.

Will activities be offered on the weekends or are students on their own?  There will be trips, shopping, movies, sports and many fun activities for the students on the weekends.

Will international students interact with American students? Yes, international students will be interspersed with American students throughout the day and evenings to improve their English skills and learn about American culture.

Does the school provide computers? No, students in the Global Youth Leadership in Action™ program are required to provide their own computer.

Is there a “graduation” ceremony? Yes, the Global Youth Leadership™ in Action program will culminate in the annual GYLIA-19 International Conference, where the ELL Global Village™ students will also be honored. Each student will receive a Certificate of Completion at the ceremony. Parents and friends are invited to attend. 

Does the school provide linens and towels in the residential hall? Yes, linens, towels, and pillows will be provided.

Does the program price include transportation costs? Transportation from the airport to Brandon Hall and the return trip from Brandon Hall to the airport, as well as scheduled program trips are included in the program cost.  However, students are encouraged to bring extra spending money.

What level of English is required of students to participate in the Summer Programs? Students participating in the Global Youth Leadership in Action™ program proficient in English to be able to understand what is being said in class, so they can fully benefit from all program features. Beginner English students  or students looking to enhance their English language skills should register for the ELL Global Village™.

Are students allowed to take a taxi or Uber while at Brandon Hall? No, students are not allowed to take a taxi or Uber to leave campus.  

Are students allowed to remain in the U.S. after the program ends to visit a relative? This will be determined on an individual basis.

What do students need to bring with them? Atlanta is hot during the summer months. We advise bringing cool, comfortable clothes - shorts, t-shirts, sandals, tennis shoes, socks, undergarments, a light jacket or hoodie for air conditioned buildings, sunscreen, bug spray, computer, phone, chargers for each device, and extra spending money. Students should bring a credit card to be used in case of medical emergencies.