The Bolles Global Learning & Engagement Program announced a partnership with Global Education Destinations to offer students access to Buddies Without Borders Online Forums.
According to the organization’s website, these month-long, web-based collaboration and competition projects are attended by students aged 12-18 around the world. The forums are held three to five times per year, and about three to five representatives from each country are selected to meet weekly online.
Students are grouped as equal global citizens into teams and assigned a country as their joint identity. They debate and co-author recommendation papers together throughout the month to solve a predefined Sustainable Development Goals-related challenge.
Each team is coached by a college student, and sessions feature guest speakers. All papers are reviewed and ranked by international educators, including college admission officers and subject-matter experts.
Winners receive free, year-long International Online Internships provided by Leadership Initiatives and funded by top brands, including Microsoft and Starbucks. Exceptional students are invited to establish Buddies Without Borders Clubs in schools and take on leadership positions with Global Education Destinations.
Students interested in getting involved with the Bolles Global Learning and Engagement program can check out this online calendar for new, upcoming opportunities.