Global Citizenship Institute Opens Registration for Summer Program




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Mar 11, 2016
by Patrick Wilson
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Global Citizenship Institute Opens Registration for Summer Program

Global Citizenship Institute seeks to foster responsible global citizens in schools for third year running Registration for this year's Summer Global Citizenship Institute program is now openThe Global Citizenship Institute is hosting its third summer program at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA, USA from July 10 to 16, 2016.GCI is an innovative collaboration between St Mark’s School and Salzburg Global Seminar that aims to promote problem solving of both global and local significance by offering education and support to faculty and students from public, private and international high schools.Participants will have the opportunity to listen to leaders in the field of global citizenship and work with teachers trained at Salzburg Global Seminar. They will also work collaboratively with both school teams and teams from around the world to create action plans to take back home to their schools.The goal of the GCI is to offer an opportunity for students and faculty from diverse schools to explore, together with leaders in the field of global citizenship, the meaning of global citizenship and its implications on the local and global level for them as individuals, citizens, and as members of institutions.For teachers and students alike, the program offers a wealth of experience, a chance to make new connections as well as understand the responsibilities we all face as global citizens. The subsequent action plans formed at the program can then also teach colleagues, peers and students at the participants' home institutions about global citizenship.Outside of the classroom, there will also be opportunity to explore Boston, home of the Freedom Trail and other exciting sights like the USS ConstitutionThe Museum of Fine Arts, the Science Museum and much more.St. Mark’s School became a partner institution of Salzburg Global Seminar's long-running Global Citizenship Programme in 2011 and at the time was the first high school to send teachers to the program which usually is for higher education institutions only. The idea was formed that St. Mark’s would emulate the program by adopting and adapting it for the high school sector.GCI has also released a video from last year’s students discussing how they got engaged at the program and how future applications can as well.

If you’re interested in learning how to become a more engaged global citizen and create an action plan for your school, follow this link to register for the July program: Applications are on a first come first serve basis.