Educators are critical partners in empowering global citizens from around the world as lifelong leaders of positive change. We collaborate with schools to bolster their global education offerings and provide opportunities for professional development using the GCI Method.


Partner Schools

GCI collaborates with exceptional schools around the world to nominate potential Fellows. As our relationship grows, schools move from Exploratory, to Associate, to Partner - each tier denoting a higher level of commitment to the GCI network.



Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, NH, USA



American School in Japan

Tokyo, Japan

King School

Stamford, CT, USA

Ravenscroft School

Raleigh, NC, USA



21 countries represented
"As we educate the citizens of tomorrow, preparation for living in a global community, and for doing so in a positive, constructive way, is essential. Bravo to the Global Citizens Initiative for taking on these challenges."

Dr. Howard Gardner

Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education 

Harvard University


The GCI Seminar

for Educators

The Seminar provides secondary school educators with a unique opportunity to learn how to create an ethics-based leadership curriculum while engaging with students from around the globe who are participating in the GCI Summit, GCI's flagship event and the launchpad for the 10-month GCI Fellowship.



Secondary school educators learn to design and implement an ethics-based leadership curriculum grounded on project and discussion-based methodologies that:


  • Develop leadership skills for the  21st century

  • Enhance global competence and citizenship 

  • Instill communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills

  • Foster the design of creative solutions to social issues



The Seminar is an intensive program combining interactive workshops, observation of students in action at the Summit and periods of reflection to consider integration of the GCI Method and various techniques in the classroom.


  • Observe an academic session and a Discussion-Based Learning class in action

  • Participate directly in a Design Thinking Workshop and a leadership case study

  • Shadow students as they develop their Glocal Service Projects (GSPs)

  • Join a collaborative session on ethics

  • Network at the Leadership Evening event

  • Attend the GCI Forum, a half-day public event (in English) for the Japanese community to address how best to empower youth and embrace diversity to transform our world


for the Seminar 2019

Who: 12 secondary school educators from around the globe

  • Small cohort to ensure highly individualized attention

When: July 29 - August 2, 2019

  • In parallel with the Summit

WhereTokyo, Japan

  • Academic sessions at Hiroo Gakuen

Cost: US$3,400

  • Lodging and travel are not included

  • Need-based scholarships are available

The application for the GCI Seminar 2020 will open on December 2, 2019.

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Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise registered in Connecticut, United States. We empower young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change. EIN 46-1850022.


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