New-York based St. John’s University has launched has launched its first-ever Global Innovators Academy (GIA) Summer Program in partnership with BrainGain magazine.
International high school students aged 15-18 years are invited to apply for the two-week summer program, which will run from July 23 to August 5, 2017, at SJU’s well-known Queens campus.
Speaking about the program,Christina Quartararo, Executive Director of The Language Connection at St. John’s University said, “We are delighted to collaborate with BrainGain magazine to launch our Global Innovators Academy for high school students. BrainGain has a global reach of over 10 million international students and has a proven expertise in launching and growing reputed study-abroad programs for high school students. The program aligns with the University’s commitment to offering quality international education experiences.”
The fees for the program is US $3,975 per student. This includes tuition, on-campus accommodation, meals, medical insurance, and entry to all off-campus activities and venues (which are part of the program). The cost does not include airfare, visa costs, and travel insurance.
The Global Innovators Academy will feature lectures on Computer Science by faculty from SJU’s College of Professional Studies. Students will also learn about the nature and genesis of innovation by focusing on topics such as: Big Data, Radical Innovation, Ethics of Innovation, and Intellectual Property Rights. Additionally, students will be trained in interpersonal skills which are critical to success in the 21st century, for example, personal leadership, presentation skills, and social responsibility.
There will also be plenty of time for fun – the trips will include excursions to NY landmarks like the Times Square, and the American Museum of Natural History. A visit to Six Flags Great Adventure is also planned.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate from the St. John’s Global Innovators Academy.
St. John’s University was founded in 1870. It is a Catholic institution, which has been ranked fourth for ethnic diversity in the US. And Lonely Planet named SJU’s Queens campus as a top travel destination.
To apply for the summer program, click here.