Global Leadership Curriculum
Walking Tree Travel has developed tools that will help SSA travelers mature as global leaders before, during, and after their travel program. This simple, engaging curriculum is meant to spark discussion, frame the group’s experience, and prepare participants to travel ethically and effectively on SSA programs now and into the future. At its core, the first step toward global leadership is developing intercultural competence – a set of cognitive skills that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts. Essentially, we want our participants to have the ability to collaborate with people who are different from them and for them to thrive within different cultures. Our curriculum also encourages students to take initiative as leaders in their local communities to make a difference on a global scale, helping them to understand the impact that they can have when they combine cultural understanding with personal and social responsibility.
Below are the student learning objectives addressed by the GLC, which are also the key components of intercultural competence as described above. Each activity will address a minimum of two or more of these objectives.
Student Learning Objectives
The Walking Tree Travel Global Leadership Curriculum is divided into three sections: Pre-Departure (before students depart on their program), In-Country (during the program), and Re-Entry (after students return from their program).