We are confident that our globalizing world will provide a multitude of opportunities for those students ready to navigate a more dynamic and complex world. Our role is to help them realize their potential by equipping them with the skills to capitalize on these opportunities and the strategies to pilot their future.
We believe that the combination of our caring and dedicated staff, network of future focused experts, and clear vision for how to help our students thrive in a time of great change, we can inspire and empower the next generation.
Our educational programs incorporate the most effective and successful educational practices including the widespread usage of liberal arts curricula, the expansion of progressive education, and the proliferation of the active learning method in classrooms.
The GEM Program is centered around the concept of personal empowerment. GEM sessions form a highly interactive environment by incorporating inquiry-based learning, discussion-based learning, and active learning strategies. Gem Sessions are conducted fully in English and lead by an instructor with group leaders who lead small group discussions.
GEM at Claremont Colleges is developed and operated in collaboration with the Drucker Institute, a social enterprise that is a part of Claremont Graduate University. The program contains three Drucker for Future Leaders (DFL) sessions that is run by the Drucker Institute as well as GEM sessions. DFL teaches management and leadership skills based on the teachings of Peter F. Drucker.
The Active ESL program utilizes active learning strategies to increase language communication and listening skills in an engaging and rewarding manner. Program instructors are mindful of the diverse language abilities of students and are effective in enabling students to take initiative. Instructors also have the support of qualified university students, who take on the mentoring role of group leader, to ensure more individualized attention for each student.
The Girl Power! in Seattle program uses English as second language (ESL) lessons, activities, and field trips to provide teenage girls with the opportunity to explore what girl power is, build their confidence as a woman, and gain insight on how they can thrive in the global world and their future.
Social Entrepreneurship Program with the Drucker Institute offers a rare opportunity for university students to engage with some of the most essential tools for leadership and management as developed by Peter Drucker the “father of modern management.” At the heart of this program lie the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship, an area which, alongside the corporate and public sectors, Drucker deemed essential to any functioning society.
GPI US understands that every group can be vastly different due to their education system, culture, English level, academic focus, and more. The program for one group may not fit the needs and have the academic focus desired from another group. With information about the group’s demographic, English level, accommodation preference, desired program length, program focus, and requested location to visit, GPI US will meticulously tailor an impactful learning experience for your group.
We inspire and educate our students to be better prepared for the challenges of Globalization.
GPI US recruits university students in the US to take part in Empowerment Programs in Japan and China.
Program participants are sent to serve as group leaders at various high schools and educational institutions in Japan or China to help students better understand self-empowerment, critical thinking, and effective English communication.
Through cultural immersion and this invaluable opportunity, group leaders gain hands-on experience in the field of international education, cross-cultural communication, and develop skills along with techniques applicable to careers in an international workplace.
❝Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.❞ – Maya Angelou