Global Leadership Program
GLP is designed for students who wish to prepare for study, travel, and work in an increasingly competitive and global economy. The program involves a flexible combination of globally-focused coursework, internships, events, and activities that are customized to students’ personal, academic and professional goals.
Upon graduation, students receive a GLP endorsement on their diplomas to recognize and reward their pursuit of learning and experiences in fields with an international dimension. Students in all grades may apply.
- Three years of study of one world language, which may include study through dual enrollment at a college or unversity, or online enrollment. Alternatively, a student may elect to study two years each of French or Spanish for a minimum of four credits of World Language. (Note: Students whose second language is English may seek a waiver of this requirement.)
- Three semester courses OR one full year course plus a semester course from the following globally-themed courses list. (Note: GLP requirements may also satisfy graduation requirements.)
- Public Speaking (.5)
- World Literature (.5)
- Fine Arts
- World Drumming (.5)
- EHS Internship B340 (.5) Students in grades 11 or 12 complete an internship, in conjunction with the course facilitated by the EHS Internship Coordinator, with a GLP employer or organization.
- Social Studies
- AP Comparative Government and Politics (1.0)
- AP World History (1.0)
- Current Issues (.5)
- Facing History and Ourselves (.5)
- Introduction to World Geography (.5)
- World Cultures (.5)
- Belize Field Study (.5 Natural Science credit)
- Designing Solutions to Global Challenges (1 Physical Science credit)
- Senior Practicum
- GLP students participate in a highly interactive culminating practicum focused on refining cross-cultural communication skills, understanding cross-cultural competency, and building leadership skills.
- Participation in 10 GLP Events, including, for example:
- Guest lectures
- Film series
- International Exchange Program participation (Tour Guide, Student Ambassador, Student Host, Scholarship student host, Student Traveler)
- Off-campus events such as: Rowland Foundation Conference, Rotary meetings and/or presentations, University of Vermont lecture series and events, World Affairs Council lectures and events
Key program benefits
• Skills and knowledge that support future success in a global economy
• Opportunities to grow a pre-professional network that supports summer internships and jobs, college applications, and valuable experiences through participation in GLP internships, guest lectures, and UVM and other off-campus events
• Planning for short term, semester, or year-long study abroad programs in high school or college
• Program can be completed as a stand-alone academy or concurrently with AVPA or STEM