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San Diego Diplomacy Council’s Virtual Teen Summer Program Creates Future Global Leaders

High Schoolers Will Learn About Peacemaking in a Nuclear World, Pandemic Diplomacy, Border and Immigration Issues, More

San Diego CA— The San Diego Diplomacy Council, in partnership with La Jolla Country Day School, will launch the first-ever “Global Leaders Virtual Summer Program,” on July 6-27 for students ages 14-18. The program will give globally minded teens from all over the world an opportunity to connect with international leaders and cultures, while contemplating questions that plague the world’s most critical thinkers.

In four week-long sessions on different topics, students will immerse themselves in timely, global issues and interact with international experts, diplomats and practitioners to discover unique cultural differences and experiences. They will engage in a diplomacy simulation modeled on real-world circumstances, strengthen their aptitude for diplomatic debate, and experience cooking classes and musical performances from other cultures.

Students from around the world may choose to participate in one or more weeks. Topics include:

  • Week 1 (July 6-10) – These Are the Stakes: Peacemaking in a Nuclear World
  • Week 2 (July 13-17) – Bridge Over Troubled Water: Resource Sustainability
  • Week 3 (July 20-24) – Going Viral: Pandemic Diplomacy
  • Week 4 (July 27-31) – Tempest-Tossed: Borders and Immigration

“Our world is increasingly connected – and unconnected – especially in the face of all the social and political issues highlighted by current events,” said Fabienne Perlov, executive director of the San Diego Diplomacy Council. “Just because we can’t travel, doesn’t mean we can’t see the world. This program series will give students who want to discover what careers in diplomacy and foreign affairs are like the opportunity to do so, from the safety of their homes.”

At the conclusion of each week’s program, students will receive a Certificate of Excellence in Global Leadership, a prestigious addition to resumes and college applications. Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. PDT. For registration and pricing, visit sandiegodiplomacy.org/event/summerprogram.

San Diegans can sponsor a student seeking to pursue an international career to participate in the program by contacting Jim Davis at jim@sandiegodiplomacy.org.


About San Diego Diplomacy Council

For 40 years, the San Diego Diplomacy Council has focused on creating professional, cultural and educational experiences that connect people and organizations to drive positive change in their communities and around the world.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is one of more than 90 national organizations designated by the U.S. Department of States to deliver programs and services that allow San Diego to participate in the international diplomacy sphere and extend its influence around the globe. The San Diego Diplomacy Council also offers custom programs and services, including month-long fellowship programs with international business and academic partners.

Learn more about San Diego Diplomacy Council efforts to empower local and global leaders to promote a more peaceful, prosperous and stable world at www.sandiegodiplomacy.orgFacebook and Twitter.

About La Jolla Country Day School

La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is an independent, college-preparatory day school in San Diego, California, serving young scholars ages 3 to grade 12. LJCDS offers an innovative and challenging academic program that prepares highly motivated students for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth and social responsibility. LJCDS is committed to inspiring greatness for a better world. For more information, visit www.ljcds.org.