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  • Effecting Change Locally and Globally

    Global Leadership Certificate
The Global Leadership Program fosters the development of compassionate, aware global citizens while building skills in leadership, communication, and civic action.
The program offers a way to recognize Upper School students who embrace opportunities to learn more about world issues and events, make connections across borders, dedicate themselves to service, and have made a strong commitment to preparing themselves to live in a globalized world.

Students explore a global theme each year, educate each other and the MVCDS community on the theme, and then take action locally and globally.

Program Details

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  • Enrollment process

    Students may enroll at any time during their freshman or sophomore year; however, it is strongly suggested that students enroll as early as possible to allow for a greater amount of time and more flexibility in meeting the requirements of the program. Interested juniors should consult with the GLP co-directors to plan a viable path toward certification (if certification is desired).
  • Students participating in GLP will be:

    • culturally aware
    • driven to action
    • a leader in a variety of settings
    • empathetic to the needs and injustices faced by other cultures
    • dedicated to serving others
    • passionate in their desire to  understand a variety of cultures
    • conversant about a variety of global issues
    • competent in one or more world language

Academic Requirements

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  • Academic requirements

    • Three credits of a world language (including Intensives)
    • Three and a half credits of social studies (including electives and Intensives)
    • One globally relevant Intensive  
    Choose two or more GLP-relevant classes, such as these examples. (Several also count toward the social studies requirement.):
    • International Relations
    • Cultural Anthropology
    • Environmental Science
    • Applied Ethics
    • The Cold War
    • Political Rhetoric
    • World Religions
    • Social Issues in Latin America

Other Requirements

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  • Students must complete the following:

    • Take a leadership role on a GLP committee or on Issue Day
    • Attend Speaker Series events (at least two per year)
    • Participate in two or more of these GLP- relevant activities:    
      • Community Action service opportunities
      • Involvement in the Dayal House (organize an off campus activity for residents, work with students at study tables at least once a week, be a Dayal House RA)
      • MUN
      • Foreign Language Club (create one and organize activities)
      • ESL Summer Program
      • Host an International Student
      • International intensive
      • GLP theme-related book clubs/book talks

Global Leadership Committees

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  • Issue Day

    Orchestrate Issue Day: Recruit speakers, schedule students, create an all-Upper School simulation, coordinate  logistics, and public relations.
  • Community Outreach

    Create community connections and provide opportunities for theme-related community service outings.
  • Student Life

    Raise awareness of and organize celebrations for the diverse populations of the school, such as International Lunch, Identity Day, festivals, and holidays. 
  • Speaker Series

    Research and recruit potential speakers for community-wide speaker events.
    • GLP Students in Action

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  • Your Educational Journey Begins Today

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