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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

Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies™

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. Our students benefit from mentorship and workshops from some of the most creative and entrepreneurial minds locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Past speakers have included:

Sucheta Rawal is an award-winning food and travel writer, author, and philanthropist. As the founder and executive director of Go Eat Give, Sucheta’s personal mission is to raise awareness of global cultures through meaningful travel, good eating, and community interaction. She founded Go Eat Give as a blog in 2011, through which she wanted to educated readers about sustainable and volunteer traveling, learning about authentic cuisines, and engaging with locals. Go Eat Give is now a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit serving audiences across 120 countries. Sucheta was named 40 Under 40 best and the brightest by Georgia Trend magazine in 2016.

Kendall Robinson is a teenage entrepreneur. While volunterring at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kendall learned from one of the homeless men that he has to make one roll of toilet paper last for an entire month. Believing this was unacceptable, Kendall founded Love Rolls, Inc. to provide toilet paper for the homeless and others in need. Love Rolls receives donations from all around the world and continues to grow. Kendall proves how one person, one idea can have a tremendous impact, no matter what your age.

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

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

Dr. Hai Ho is the Chairman of Millennial Leadership Academy, an Atlanta based multi-cultural, non- profit corporation designed for leadership development of students and adults.



Program Dates: June 16 - July 6, 2019; July 7 - July 27, 2019
Boarding Price: TBD
Day Price: TBD

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

What if... instead of telling students how to think or what to know, we encourage them to ask questions instead of just answering them? Global Youth Leadership in Action™  at Brandon Hall School is excited to announce a collaboration with writer, professor, TEDx speaker, and “Chief Curiousity Curator” Matt Murrie. Matt, a Columbia University graduate, uses his decade-long experience teaching in five countries on three different continents to explore the power of applying a “What if...?” approach to everyday situations and lifelong goals. Explore how asking questions rather than looking for answers can often lead to more satisfying, sustainable, and genuine solutions.

Our Global Youth Leadership in Action™ program selection process is highly competitive as we seek to find the most inspired, self-motivated, resilient youth applicants from around the globe.  Our participants are active and primed to create positive change in their world. 

Throughout this intensive and immersive program, our cohort engages with challenging curriculum and experiential projects. Our learning modules and insightful speakers cover a variety of components and sharply focus on a number of key leadership and entrepreneurial competencies: 

• Public speaking, empathy, and people skills
• Marketing and fundraising models
• Growth mindset and habit development
• Leadership theories and assessments
• Research and development
• Pitch design and Feedback
• Cultural and diversity skills
• Problem-solving skills

Our summer program culminates with the Global Youth Leadership in Action™ (GYLIA) #Whatif 360 Summit. All student entrepreneurs will present their ideas via pitches and formal presentations live at the GYLIA-19 event. This one-of-a-kind event attracts a live audience of local, national, and global participants. We believe in the power of youth to change the world for the better.

BHS Global Youth Summer Scholarship Application


Program Dates: June 16 - July 6, 2019; July 7 - July 27, 2019
Boarding Price: TBD
Day Price: TBD

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

Live and learn English in our experiential program, through full immersion in English speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Students will balance academic classroom study with daily cultural and educational experiences. The Brandon Hall ELL Global Village is an intensive program, which helps students refine their communication skills and prepares them for future leadership opportunities. We offer strong support for students transitioning to schools in the United States or returning to advanced level English classes in their home country.

English Self-Assessment (required)



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. $500 Program Discount will apply if registered for two consecutive sessions.

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


Does the school provide a computer? No, students are required to provide their own computers.

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

Is there a “graduation” ceremony? Yes, the program will culminate in the annual GLIA-19 International Conference.

When, where, and how will international student participants interact and dialogue with U.S. students? Students will interact and dialogue with U.S. students throughout the day and evenings, during class and other activities/trips to improve their English skills and learn about American culture. There will be native English speakers interspersed within the program.

Does the program price include transportation costs? Travel from the airport to Brandon Hall and the return trip from Brandon Hall to the airport is included in the cost of the program. In addition, scheduled program trips are included in the program cost.

Do you require the students and their parents 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 parents or guardians until the beginning of the Brandon Hall program.

What do students do during the weekends? Will activities be offered or are students on their own? Weekends at Brandon Hall are exciting! Boarders staying in our residential hall will have activities, trips, shopping, movies, athletics, and more. Day students are welcome to join boarders for these activities at an additional cost. 

Does the school provide linens and towels in the residential hall? Yes, twin size linens, pillows, and towels are provided in the residential hall.

What level of English are students required to possess in order to participate in Summer Programs? For students interested in the Global Youth Leadership program, their English must be at an intermediate level so they can fully benefit from all program features. Beginner English students should register for the English Language Village program. English proficiency levels will be confirmed during the interview process.