International Youth Leadership and Business Summit
Experience Washington D.C.
The International Leadership and Business Summit offers an incredible array of experiences, and living for a week at one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in the country is an exciting one that can help prepare students for what college life has to offer. Undoubtedly, while there are many exciting aspects of selecting and being accepted to your school of choice, the experience of living on a college campus is one-of-a-kind.
We know when students live on college campuses, they often earn better grades and have a greater chance of graduating. Students attending our program at Georgetown University will be able to preview college life (while highly supervised) by staying in college dorms, and experience the college campus environment as they visit stores, restaurants, classrooms and learn from college professors.
In addition, they will receive a guided tour of Georgetown University, which will allow our future leaders to interact with college students and see what real college life has to offer.
Discover Washington, D.C.
In the summer of 2017, the ILBS will be hosted at Georgetown University. One of the country’s oldest and most prestigious universities, Georgetown overlooks the Potomac River and the campus is an experience unto itself. Students will also be able experience various tours in Washington D.C. by participating in a “Choose Your Own Adventure” day.
Students can first choose to explore the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Capital, or the U.S. Supreme Court. Students can then choose to have lunch at either the Magic Gourd Restaurant, The U.S. Capital Restaurant,or The West Wing Cafe. After lunch, our students will yet again get to choose another area of exploration.
Our second option includes a number of sites at The Smithsonian Museums such as: The Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum, American history Museum, and National Museum of African American History and Culture (as available, since tickets are limited). Additional options include students being able to take part in a National Mall Monument Walking Tour which will take students to the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and if time permits, a few more areas of interest.
These adventures represent some of the most iconic and memorable experiences that Washington D.C. has to offer.
One of the most unique experiences offered at the International Leadership and Business Summit is the chance for students to tour three embassies within one day.
On the program’s third day, the Nigerian Embassy along with the Israeli, Austrian, British, Egyptian and Italian Embassies as well as the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China will open their doors to program participants. Students will be able to interact with members of foreign governments and enjoy a day of fun, food, culture and more. This exclusive Leadership Initiatives event offers visitors a rare look inside the embassies and provides a unique opportunity for them to experience the cultural heritage and national traditions of different nations.
While touring embassy row, all of our students will attend a meet and greet at the Nigerian Embassy with top embassy officials and members of the State Department. After the meet and greet, students will be treated to a special afternoon lunch with meals selected by the embassy staff of each nation on that day’s embassy tour. Students will be able to select two additional embassies to tour.
These interactions give students a chance to further broaden their horizons; one of the main goals of the ILBS.