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Apply Now Seminar


The GCI Seminar, from July 27 - August 1, 2023 at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, is a 6-day residential professional development program for secondary school educators and administrators.

• Explore powerful communication skills—active listening, critical thinking, self-reflection, respectful debate—through discussion-based learning methodology facilitated by Harkness® experts

• Learn the basics of Design Thinking, the innovative problem-solving framework that focuses on better understanding and empathizing with the communities whose needs are meant to be addressed, resulting in more effective, appropriate solutions

• Hear from inspirational speakers on topics related to social entrepreneurship, leadership, ethics and global citizenship

• Share classroom experiences, best practices, challenges and insights while establishing meaningful relationships with other educators from around the globe


WHO: 14 secondary school educators and administrators

DATES: Thursday, July 27 - Tuesday, August 1, 2023

  • Arrival: July 27

  • Departure: August 1

LOCATION: University of St Andrews in Scotland, with half-day excursions around the East Coast of Scotland

COST: US$3,900 covers lodging for 5 nights (en suite), meals, organized activities, workbooks, required reading and transportation between Seminar venues.     
**Round-trip travel to St Andrews is not included.

**A limited amount of financial aid is available.


  • Online application (applicant information)

  • 3 questions

  • Short biography

  • Résumé or CV upload

  • Letter of employment upload

  • Headshot (optional)

  • Financial aid form and supporting documents (if applicable)

  • Application fee US$35

Application Timeline

October 25, 2022

12:00AM ET

Application opens

March 20, 2023

Admissions decisions sent

April 17, 2023

11:59PM ET

Tuition and forms due

Rolling Admissions

March 27, 2023

11:59PM ET

Commitment to enroll due

*Harkness® is a registered trademark of Phillips Exeter Academy.

Want to learn more about Seminar 2023?
Watch a recording of our past webinar below.

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