[North Carolina] VEI Students to Attend China for Global Student Leaders Summit

Granville County Schools’ Virtual Enterprises program announced a group of students, and teachers will travel to China in March to attend the EF Global Student Leaders Summit.

“We are very excited to attend this year’s Summit,” said Geni Slaughter, JFW VEI Teacher.  “The Summit provides an amazing opportunity for our students to experience China’s rich history and culture, while studying critical issues related to social business and the evolving global economy.  We are particularly excited about the Summit’s project-based learning challenge, which will allow the students to strengthen their skills of creativity, leadership, innovation, and adaptability by working with peers from a totally different cultural background.”

During this year’s Summit, students will travel to Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai on a ten-day immersive, educational tour to explore China and learn about its remarkable economic growth in recent years. The trip culminates in a two-day leadership conference where students from the U.S. and China will work in collaborative teams on a challenge to create socially responsible businesses using the design thinking process.  They will also hear keynote speeches from former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr. and Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg, hosts of National Public Radio’s Planet Money. Undergraduate students from Harvard and Yale and employees of Google China will mentor Summit participants as they work on their challenge project.

Find out information about this trip and the full press release on the North Carolina state page.