Come join a global and connected network of young changemakers!

Talented high school students around the world have been invited to the Wheaton College campus to work together and learn how to truly become changemakers. In addition, students will learn about college life in the United States and explore the rich culture and history of the Boston area.

Academic Overview

Program Dates: July 6 – July 19, 2018

The core portion of the program will be a five-day seminar on “Innovation and Social Change”, led by President Dennis Hanno, who has led similar seminars to thousands of students across the world. Students will be guided through a process of turning their ideas into action and learn how to build an organization of initiative that can affect change in their home communities and beyond.

Other sessions conducted by Wheaton faculty will introduce students to several of the subject areas they might pursue in higher education and Wheaton staff will provide an overview of the kinds of services and support available for students at liberal arts and sciences colleges such as Wheaton. Students will return to their home country with a deep understanding of how they can make the most of educational opportunities available to them in the United States.

View our “Schedule at a Glance” of the two-week program (pdf) »

Housing and Student Activities

Students will be housed in the residence halls on Wheaton’s picturesque campus in Norton Massachusetts, a Top 50 safest city in the United States according to SafeWise. Strategically located between two major metropolitan cities – Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island –  the Wheaton campus has also been named a Top 15 Most Beautiful College by Best College Values. Current Wheaton students will serve as resident advisors for the program, providing program participants a taste of the true residential campus experience. Wheaton community members will also lead off-campus trips focused on education and fun, showcasing student participants what surrounding areas have to offer.

More information

Nicole Carter
Wheaton College