Grab the Opportunity to attend a one week summer program at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, or Chicago Universities in USA
open to Sri Lanka
WORLD LEADERSHIP FORUM
|Grades:||7 & 8|
Experience the political centerpiece of USA and discover the inner workings of U.S. government during this hands-on educational journey in Washington D.C. Step on foreign soil when you visit an embassy and hear from a diplomat. Marvel at treasures of the Smithsonian Institution.
- Gain first-hand insights to the workings of the U.S. government from a current or former member of Congress.
- Examine the leadership styles of prominent historical leaders such as George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.
- Discover Washington's monuments and memorials, commemorating our founding fathers and fallen heroes.
- Give back with a service project, and earn up to 5 service learning hours.
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
|Destination:||University of Chicago - Chicago, IL|
|Grades:||10, 11, 12|
Develop a working business plan and network with future business leaders from around the world at the Business and Entrepreneurship Summit. Experience college life at University of Chicago, a top business school. Plot your course for future business success when you visit a Fortune 500 company, hear from successful entrepreneurs, and attend a resume-building workshop. Grow as a leader, and further develop important communication skills, during activities designed to lay a strong foundation for a successful future in business.
- Learn directly from successful business leaders and innovative entrepreneurs
- Develop a working business plan
- Gain invaluable insights directly from a college admissions advisor
- Tour the campus of Northwestern University and learn about the famous
- Kellogg School of Management
- Create an international network of future business leaders
- Explore Chicago's business district, the shores of Lake Michigan, and attend a Chicago Cubs game.
- Visit the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company
- Learn about sustainable business practices at places such as the Merchandise Mart
- Earn 10 service learning hours and 55 credit hours, plus three optional college credits.
20 Sri Lankan student leaders to attend Leadership Summits at Harvard, Stanford Chicago Universities in USA.
This year in July, 20 Sri Lankan student leaders from 11 schools will head to the USA to attend Leadership Summits at 3 prestigious Ivy League Universities. They are the Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and University of Chicago in Illinois. All delegates have been selected on the recommendation of the Head of School and thereafter a competitive interview process. Every delegate is sponsored by their parents. Most of these student leaders are children of Sri Lanka's corporate, business and political leaders preparing to take the world into the next generation. There are 300 delegates from over 30 countries at each of these exciting one week programs. Students from outside USA represent 35% of the summit.This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for those promising teen leaders between the ages of 16 and 19 and fluent in the English Language.
The Sri Lankan delegates for the Harvard University Leadership Summit are, from The Colombo International School- Anuki Perera, Deelaka Dharmadasa, Shimali Wijesinghe, Minalee Madanayake; from Bishops College Colombo- Danushika Gurusinghe; from Musaeus College Colombo- Kalani Fonseka; from Royal College Colombo- Rahal Siriwardena; from Gateway International- Dinul Fonseka; from Asian International School- Aarooran Sritharan; from Stafford International School- Devinda Goonesekera (now studying in Gilson College, Melbourne, Australia), From Elizabeth Moir School- Sandesh Mendis, Sashini Jinasena, Thulith Wanigasinghe; from Ladies College Colombo- Dharitri Amerasekera from CIS Kandy- Yohana Ratwatte Handuni Kabaragamuwa. Thilina Jayasekera from Stafford International School Colombo will attend the Technology Summit at Stanford University and Ranul Edirisinghe from CIS Colombo will attend the Business Entrepreneurship Summit at University of Chicago. For more information photos visit.
Each year these Leadership Summits in USA bring together promising student leaders from over 30 countries to explore and challenge their Leadership Skills by learning from world leaders. In addition, the students attending the summits gain a first-hand experience of living at an American University which will enhance their university resume and give preference for admission and scholarships to most universities in USA. The Harvard, Stanford and Chicago University campuses provide the perfect location for students to develop leadership skills, prepare for university admissions and to build their communication and presentation skills.
In addition, on completion of this summit each delegate gets 10 Credit Hours and a certificate that can be attached to their University Applications” said Rochelle Melder, the Chief Student Counsellor for the local representative in Sri Lanka, Presidential Classroom Inc. These delegates will be taking part in unique service projects across the United States while gaining experience and confidence. They get a leg up in the most competitive career paths through programs focused in fields such as business, medicine health care, international diplomacy, community leadership, and technology.Past summits enjoyed personal advice and insights from speakers including: former U.S. Secretaries of State, Condoleezza Rice and General Colin Powell; Director Spike Lee; NFL champions Eli and Peyton Manning, Bill Bradley, Mary Eisenhower and many other outstanding World leaders.
Since the year 2000 through Presidential Classroom Inc, over 700 Sri Lankan teenagers have experienced this amazing week in the USA which has changed their lives forever. 590 of them have entered foreign Universities. These include Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Brown, Upenn, Washington, Chicago, Miami, Mt. Holliork, Notradam, Macalister, Clark, Wisconsin in USA, Sydney, Melbourne, Griffith and East Sydney in Australia and Oxford, Nottingham, Warrick, Leeds, Cambridge, Sheffield, Kings, LSE and Sussex in United Kingdom.
Applications for next year's summits are now open. In 2014 there will be 5 different Leadership Summits to choose from. They are Leadership Summit at Harvard University, Technology Summit at Stanford University, Business Entrepreneurship Summit at University of Chicago, Medical Health Care Summit at Johns Hopkins University, Media Communications Summit at PACE University.
This July, 20 Sri Lankan student leaders from 11 schools had the opportunity to attend a once in a life time Leadership Summit at 3 prestigious Ivy League Universities in USA. They were The Leadership Summit at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Technology Leaders Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and Business & Entrepreneurship Leaders Summit at University of Chicago in Illinois.
All Lankan student leaders excelled in their weeks Academic and Civic activities and were highly recommended by their Teacher Leaders for University admissions. All delegates have now returned to Sri Lanka. These delegates were from The Colombo International School- Anuki Perera, Ranul Edirisinghe, Deelaka Dharmadasa, Shimali Wijesinghe, Minalee Madanayake; from Bishops College Colombo- Danushika Gurusinghe; from Musaeus College Colombo- Kalani Fonseka; from Royal College Colombo- Rahal Siriwardena; from Gateway International- Dinul...
Former delegate from Sri Lanka Haresh Selvaskandan selected to carry Olympic Torch in London.
Sri Lankan Medical Student in Britain, Haresh Selvaskandan 22, was selected as one of the Touch bearers for the final lap of the 2012 Olympic Torch. Born in Hong Kong and moving to Sri Lanka at the age of four, Haresh schooled at British School Colombo and the Colombo International School. It’s at CIS that he says he became the person he is today, thanks to a combination of a “great group of friends and an amazing set of inspiring teachers”.
In 2006 Haresh Selvaskandan, attended the Future World Leaders Summit at Georgetown University in Washington D.C as a member of the Sri Lankan delegation. His fellow delegates at this summit from CIS were, Thushya Shah, Sohanya Wickremaratne, Nikhil Amalean, Abdul Kareem & Nuzhath Kareem, Shanil Nethicumara, Meliza Cyril, Menuwan Weerasinghe, Thamalee Palansuriya, Abishek Devraj, Darron Henricus, Charya De Silva, Imran Jeevunjee, Thiyagi Ruwanpathirana, Thehinde Fonseka and Hassan Manikku. For a full list of his fellow Sri Lankan delegates of 2006, in visit www.futureworldleader.org
The Olympic Torch is perhaps the most famous herald of the Olympic Games. It is ignited at the site of the Ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece several months before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. This year the Olympic Flame arrived in Britain on May 18, and 8000 inspirational individuals were selected to carry it through over 1000 cities, towns and villages in the lead-up to the London Olympics beginning on July 27. To be asked to be a torchbearer of the Olympic Flame is considered to be one of the greatest honours for a Leader within and outside the sporting world. For Haresh Selvaskandan, the best thing about carrying the Olympic Torch was having his parents and friends there to support him. Perhaps this is a reflection of the life and attitudes of a young man who went into medicine with the aim of helping others and was chosen to be part of the select group carrying the Olympic Torch thanks to his humanitarian work in the field of medicine.
Joining Leicester Medical School in 2007 immediately after the Future World Leaders Summit, he discovered Medsin; a national organization of students affiliated to the UN dedicated to tackling inequalities in global health distribution. For three years of medical school, he worked with Medsin, setting up projects that aimed to help asylum seekers, the homeless, the financially less privileged and even the orphans in Kenya.
He established the Kenyan Orphan Project in Leicester, which fundraised in UK and took medical students over to Kenya during the summer for grassroots level involvement, with work in local hospitals and community health centres. In 2010 he was voted in as Vice-Chancellor of Medsin-UK. In the same year, he graduated with a First Class degree from a Bachelor of Sciences in Neurosciences which he took a year out from medical school to complete.
At present, Haresh works as a regional coordinator for Medsin and keeps his scientific interests alive through work on various projects with clinicians. For now his aim is to be a good student and focus on his finals-he needs to get through if he wants his shot at making the world that proverbial better place. One day he’ll be back where he started off though. “My ultimate goal is to go into academic nephrology and play a key role in International Development, starting in Sri Lanka,” Haresh says.
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- Enhancing your leadership skills
- Gaining an edge for college admission
- Exploring a future profession
- Realizing your most powerful habits.
- Meeting students from all over the world