Global Scholars Academy

Vibrant Cultures – Diverse Perspectives – Meaningful Experiences

Welcome to the Global Scholars Academy

The Global Scholars Academy is Houston’s premiere foreign affairs experience designed for high school students who want to explore a world of possibilities and are interested in world affairs, international business, diplomacy, and more

At Global Scholars Academy, we are committed to preparing students for success in a globalized world. Our curriculum varies from international law and foreign policy to economic development and sustainability. Students will be challenged to think critically about the nuance of global affairs while preparing themselves to be informed global citizens.

In 2024, Global Scholars Academy will include some new and exciting curricula. In diplomatic crisis simulations, students will represent international actors and practice diplomacy to solve real-world issues. The Academy will also include exciting presentations and conversations with diplomats, academics, and industry leaders – luminaries who students do not typically have access to. With a curriculum aimed at global awareness and international career pathways, there is nothing else like Global Scholars Academy in Houston.


Global Scholars Academy is summer fun with a global twist!

Students form the Global Scholars Academy 2023

The Global Scholars Academy will be offered in four individual in-person sessions in June, July, and August. These sessions will take place across the Houston Area to best accommodate participants’ and parents’ travel. The program will take place Monday through Friday of each given session date.

Summer 2024 Session Dates

Session 1: June 24 – 28 (The Woodlands)  

Session 2: July 8 – 12 (Houston) 

Session 3: July 22 – 26 (Houston) 

Session 4: July 29 – August 2 (West Houston)  

All sessions of the Global Scholars Academy take place Monday through Friday the week of the session. All days of the sessions begin at 9:00 AM and end at 2:30 PM. 

| What To Expect

Days at the Academy will be spent developing participants’ global consciousness, building interpersonal and oral presentation skills, and fostering a deeper understanding of global issues affecting society.  

We will do this by curating student led dialogue with global oriented professionals, offering group immersive education activities, posing critical thinking challenges about the nuance of global affairs, and introducing cultural and social standards for citizens around the globe. 

Throughout the week, you’ll have the opportunity to explore subject areas such as:

  • The Structure of the International System
  • The Instruments of Foreign Policy
  • Intelligence and Foreign Policy
  • Ethics and International Affairs
  • International Law
  • Terrorism / Counter Terrorism
  • Nuclear weapons
  • The Environment
  • Global Health
  • International Development
  • Special States in the International System (North Korea & Russia)
  • The Future of the International System

| Global Scholars Academy Information Sessions

If you are planning to attend or are interested in learning more about the Global Scholars Academy, we encourage you to email us at [email protected] for more information. 

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Build friendships and connections with like-minded students from around Greater Houston area


Small group seminars led by field experts in international affairs and international business


Experience behind the scenes looks into multiple globally-focused careers


Please reach out with any questions you have about the Global Scholars Academy!



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