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Leadership, conflict management, microeconomics, trade, and the environment, media techniques, International Organizations and the role of civil society, are the subjects that are used as tools to spark off the inherent possibilities of youth. The working
Location:
Chania, Greece
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
An International Educational Program for young promising leaders of 15-18 years old, from more than 10 European countries, the U.S. and more, based on informal education. During the 16 days’ program the youngsters will be exposed through lectures, simulation games and interactive learning on subjects not usually taught elsewhere. It encompasses a series of activities destined to promote personal development, challenge perspectives, and enhance leadership qualities. Furthermore, the program gives the teenagers the opportunity to join the International Network of Alumni. It equips the youngsters with the tools enabling them to become the leaders of tomorrow. “Leaders For Our Future” can provide unparalleled foundations to take them ahead in today’s global setting and equip them with skills, which can be more than useful in many other contexts in their future. The program has been successfully implemented since 2004 under the trademark "Kernels of our Future".

Leadership, conflict management, microeconomics, trade, and the environment, media techniques, International Organizations and the role of civil society, are the subjects that are used as tools to spark off the inherent possibilities of youth. The working language is English, as this is an international program. The cultural program includes on-site visits around the beautiful city of Chania and Heraklion, at the archaeological site of Knossos with its famous palace of Minos. Emphasis is also put on the intercultural dialogue, through the historical heritage of represented countries and country presentations.

The program aims at bringing together young people aged 15-18 years old from more than 10 European countries and abroad, such as Italy, France, Denmark, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Israel, Turkey, and the U.S.. During the 2 weeks program the youngsters will learn more about leadership, conflict management, microeconomics and trade, media techniques, civil society and its role, human rights and the political process through lectures, simulation games and interactive learning. The language of teaching is English, as this is an international program.
Setting Description:
It has been created based on techniques of “non-formal learning” and on continuous feedback between participants and instructors of the program. The learning takes place outside of specific areas or organizations of obligatory learning, e.g. schools, and is a result of activities, needs and interests of a person. All classes are interactive and creative, through workshops, simulations and lively debates on various issues. There are other activities as well: excursions to surrounding sites and to Knossos (birth of Europe), intercultural role-plays, sport championships (tennis, football, basketball, etc.), going to the beach and having fun together at country parties almost every evening, making every minute enjoyable and exciting. The participants thus create their own community, and through guided educational interaction develop their leadership capabilities, citizenship principles, trust and understanding for their peers from the other parts of our world. The participants are awarded
Cost:
The cost per participant includes everything on site: ~ accommodation in double A/C rooms with private facilities ~ three meals per day , ~ organized tours of Chania, Heraklion - Knossos & other sites, ~ local transportation for outings, ~ supervising instructors and facilitators, ~ materials, including books, bag, T-shirt, hat, etc.. A limited number of scholarships might be available on a competitive basis.

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