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*Class of 2022 Profiles

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.

Elyse Michaels-Berger

Elyse Michaels-Berger
Director, Youth Programs & Summer School

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.

Jessica Honan

Jessica Honan
Academic Co-Director,
Youth Programs

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

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


Youth Leadership Initiative students