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*Class of 2019 Profiles

  • Academic Gymnasium №56, Russia
  • American School of Valencia, Spain
  • Carlsbad High School, US
  • Dar Es Salaam International Academy, Tanzania
  • Ecole Française de Belgrade, Serbia
  • Ecole Jeannine Manuel, France
  • Gheorghe Lazar National College, Romania
  • Goeth-Gymnasium Wien, Austria
  • Hangzhou Foreign Languages School, China
  • Institution FANB, France
  • International High School Alexandre Dumas, Algeria
  • International School of Geneva,  Switzerland
  • International School of Paris (ISP), France
  • International School of Zug & Luzern, Switzerland
  • Issaquah High School, US
  • Keio Academy of New York, US 
  • Keio Girls Senior High School, Japan
  • Kings College School Wimbledon, UK
  • Lycée Francais Charles de Gaulle, London, UK
  • Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill, UK 
  • Lycée International de Valbonne Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Lycée JP De Rocca Serra, Corsica
  • Lycée Louis Le Grand, France
  • Lycée Pierre Mendès France, Tunisia


  • Madre Cabrini School, Brazil
  • Nanjing Foreign Language School, China
  • Oak House School, Spain
  • Philips Exeter Academy, US
  • Queen’s Gate School, UK
  • Rochambeau French International School, US
  • Sevenoaks School, UK
  • SGI Lennik School, Belgium
  • St Helen and St Katharine, UK
  • The British School of Belgium, Belgium
  • The French-American School of New York, US
  • The Harrow School, UK
  • Woodrow Wilson High School, US
  • Worth School, UK

This was a great initiative. We learned a lot about ourselves, others and the world in general. We got to meet incredible speakers with different backgrounds, very interesting stories and experiences to share.


The highlight of the program was being able to learn about the culture and traditions of foreign students, being taught by world class professors and speakers and sleeping in real college dorms!

I really appreciated the idea that everyone could have a voice. The talented teachers and world leaders contributed to an intense but enriching program.


This is a great program to improve your communication skills and leadership skills.


It was really interesting to meet people from all around the world. We had fun creating a project we were all passionate about.


We are proud to work with an impressive and dedicated team of instructors, executive coaches and student counselors who share the belief that student learning should be positive, rewarding and productive.


Elyse Michaels-Berger
Director, Youth Leadership Initiative 
Academic Co-Director

Jessica Honan
Academic Co-Director

Students and faculty YLI

Astrid Apert, French Army Officer, Higher Military Education, Instructor, HEC Paris 
Kevin Berkane, HEC Paris alumnus, Founder and Director of Kialatok 
Xavier Boute, HEC Paris Affiliate Professor, French Military Officer, Director of Education in Higher Military Education 
Nancy Dimich-Louvet, Journalist, Public Speaking Professor 
Enoch Effah, Triple World Boxing Champion, Entrepreneur, Nokefa Group 
Jean-Michel Gauthier, Affiliate Professor and Executive Director of the Energy & Finance Chair, HEC Paris
Jeremy Ghez, Affiliate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, HEC Paris 
Nathalie Gobin, HEC Paris alumna, Actress, Coach and Trainer, Next Level Formation 
Robert Jones, HEC Paris MBA student 
Stephen Honan, Founder of Odyssey Sensors, Ted-talk Speaker, Counter-explosives Expert in the US Navy 
Emilie Le Pennec, Olympic-winning Gold Medal Gymnast, Physical Therapist 
Jane Mobille, Executive and Life Coach 
Nancy Maximoff, Executive Coach and International Negotiations Expert
Claudia Schulz, HEC Paris PhD candidate in Strategy 
Celica Thellier, HEC Paris alumna, Co-founder and COO of