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Girls Leadership Conference

India Girls’ Summer 2017 Leadership Program

A Student-Faculty Visit to India, June 23– July 6, 2017

Tomorrow’s leaders are being forged in the classrooms of today. Many of them will share one significant characteristic: the ability to appreciate multiple points of view and to interpret local trends and developments in their larger, global context.

In June 2008, Alterra Global Education Initiatives, working with the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS), launched its first Global Leadership Initiative to South Africa. The program responded to a need many NCGS schools have expressed: Doing more to promote global citizenship and aware­ness among their students and faculty.

In summer 2017, Alterra again is offering girls and their teachers a unique oppor­tunity to take part in a 15-day Global Education Leadership Initiative (GELI) in India.


Global-issue studies and travel ex­pose students to the diversity of our increasingly fragmented world. As we move deeper into this century, nurturing global under­standing through a comprehensive, rigorous, inter­nationally-focused study program will give the next generation of American leaders the tools with which to engage foreign policymakers and business leaders across cultural lines.


India is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, it gained independence from the British Raj sixty-nine years ago, and it has been called the world’s biggest democracy. Indeed, in the country that boasts the second largest population on the planet, democracy can be nuanced. This is what makes India a great place to learn.

Pricing: Program fee for each participating school: $3700 per person sharing accommodation. This pricing includes round-trip airfare, including taxes, from New York/JFK; conference registration fees; hotel accommodation; ground transportation in India; tours; daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; and speakers’ honoraria.


GELI will appeal especially to girls’ schools because of India’s own gender challenges amidst the government’s and civil society’s efforts to promote gender equality. Also, because the program’s components are structured to stimulate faculty-student intellectual interaction, a delegation of students and faculty represent­atives such as teachers, department heads, deans, and school heads will make an ideal mix.

Alterra has extensive experience designing and administering cust­omized educational programs. Girls’ schools that have participated in our pro­grams include Chatham Hall, St. Timothy’s School, Marlborough School, Hamlin School, Agnes Irwin School, Springside-Chestnut Hill, St. Catherine’s School, and Hathaway Brown.


Contact Alterra Global Education Initiatives:

Fungai Kanogoiwa


Aaron Casey

202. 421.4417