Student leaders from around the world gather at Punahou School

Photo Courtesy: Punahou School

Youth from around the world gathered at Punahou School to participate in two weeks of experiential learning and cultural exchange.

The two-week intensive curriculum will give students the opportunity to explore global issues around food access, culture, and safety and security.

It is designed to help students develop social-action projects in their home communities. In addition, they will also learn from industry experts.

The workshops will guide students to launch a yearlong collaboration on their own community-based project.

The Student Global Leadership Institute student representatives come from 24 schools in the U.S., Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

“Through SGLI, students gain a sense of urgency about critical global issues and become empowered and challenged to act individually and collectively,” says Emily McCarren, director of Wo International Center, which coordinates the Institute. “It’s a student-centered, challenge-based environment that connects students from across the globe around learning and working together.”

SGLI is made possible by The Edward E. Ford Foundation and the Education Research Initiative (a partnership of Lenovo, Intel and Microsoft), with additional support from the Luke Center for Chinese Studies.

For more information on the Student Global Leadership Institute please visit

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