The Girl Power! in Seattle program uses English as second language (ESL) lessons, activities, and field trips to provide teenage girls with the opportunity to explore what girl power is, build their confidence as a woman, and gain insight on how they can thrive in the global world and their future. Not only will students practice their English in a multi-cultural environment in Seattle, but they will learn a new way of thinking through interactions with local students and female leaders in Seattle.
The Girl Power! ESL lessons incorporate the active learning method and focus on the development of students’ personal skills, such as, critical thinking and self-expression. The lessons are highly interactive. Students will solve problems, answer questions, formulate questions of their own, discuss, explain, or brainstorm using English during class. Some of the topics for the ESL lessons are;
- Passions and dreams
- What is your goal and how will you achieve it?
- How can you contribute to society?
Activities and Field Trips
Students have more opportunities to use their English as a practical communication tool by going outside the classroom. Activities and field trips are designed to reinforce the concept introduced in the ESL lessons. Activities may include;
- Lecture by a female executive and/or entrepreneur
- Visit a non-profit organization that supports women
- Interaction with local female secondary school students
- University campus tour
Global Empowerment Mindset (GEM) Program
The GEM Program is centered around the concept of personal empowerment. GEM sessions form a highly interactive environment by incorporating inquiry-based learning, discussion-based learning, and active learning strategies. Gem Sessions are conducted fully in English and lead by an instructor with group leaders who lead small group discussions.
GEM at Claremont Colleges
GEM at Claremont Colleges is developed and operated in collaboration with the Drucker Institute, a social enterprise that is a part of Claremont Graduate University. The program contains three Drucker for Future Leaders (DFL) sessions that is run by the Drucker Institute as well as GEM sessions. DFL teaches management and leadership skills based on the teachings of Peter F. Drucker.
The Active ESL program utilizes active learning strategies to increase language communication and listening skills in an engaging and rewarding manner. Program instructors are mindful of the diverse language abilities of students and are effective in enabling students to take initiative. Instructors also have the support of qualified university students, who take on the mentoring role of group leader, to ensure more individualized attention for each student.
Social Entrepreneurship Program with the Drucker Institute
Social Entrepreneurship Program with the Drucker Institute offers a rare opportunity for university students to engage with some of the most essential tools for leadership and management as developed by Peter Drucker the “father of modern management.” At the heart of this program lie the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship, an area which, alongside the corporate and public sectors, Drucker deemed essential to any functioning society.
Columbia Business School Program: Venture for All®
This global initiative is for talented students who seek to develop the entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed in the classroom or professional world. These student programs are designed to build on existing strengths to solve important global problems through entrepreneurial thinking and action. Each class blends contemporary theory and practice in areas of design, entrepreneurship, innovation, and team leadership.
Custom Group Programs
GPI US understands that every group can be vastly different due to their education system, culture, English level, academic focus, and more. The program for one group may not fit the needs and have the academic focus desired from another group. With information about the group’s demographic, English level, accommodation preference, desired program length, program focus, and requested location to visit, GPI US will meticulously tailor an impactful learning experience for your group.