Application submission deadline for all 2019 summer programs May 31, 2019 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

The Best of England Tour: August 18 to August 24, 2019

The Best of England Tour is offers an unique and exciting adventure filled week across England!

With so many youth participants asking us if they could stay longer after the 2 week Global Leadership Academy we definitely knew it was a chance to create the most amazing 1 week tour across England we could think of.  So our team researched by going to England and finding out what youth ages 12-18 must absolutely experience if they just had 1 week.  We narrowed down the schedule into this full on Powerful Youth’s Best of England Tour!  This 1 week add-on program to our 2 week leadership academies create the 3 week long value package that we suggest of our  international applicants who have never been to the UK apply to.  This tour is filled with exciting daily adventures such as: climbing, kayaking, shopping, exploring, university admissions tours and more!

What is the schedule for the Best of England Tour?

All participants have either just finished the leadership program or expected to arrive through-out this first day.  Local pick-up and transportation will be provided by Powerful Youth from either Heathrow International Airport (LHR), Cambridge International Airport (CBG) or Cambridge Railway Station.  Today is a day to take advantage of the campus, nearby town, and amazing sports and recreation facilities that we have available to us.  We also will prepare students for the week ahead.

Today is a chance for youth to learn about England’s many customs, food, and rich culture through a guided walking tour as well as have some time to explore the town of Bury St. Edmunds on their own.  Today is a chance to use all of our senses to orient ourselves to what it would be like to live in a typical English town that is only minutes away from the campus.

Cambridge is a world renowned city that encompasses true old world architecture as well as the world’s top institutions of higher education with Trinity College, Cambridge University, Queens College, and many more.  Today is a chance to walk, boat and bike across a city that is teeming with sights and pieces of history that can’t be missed for anyone visiting England for the first time.

We finally reach the political epicenter of England by spending the entire day in London.  Since there are so many famous sights to cover in this massive metropolis we provide a bus tour to give youth the chance to catch all the sights in the most fast and efficient manner.  Depending on weather and availability of tickets we will then choose one of several amazing afternoon activities to take advantage of the some of the top 10 things to do here.  We plan to have students explore this city well into the evening so definitely a fun filled day.

Today we travel west of London to take advantage of the incredible ancient wonders that England offers in the form of stunning well preserved castles and history.  Today is an excellent chance to see the English countryside and imagine what it was like hundreds and even thousands of years ago in the past.  Today is a photographers dream as well as meals out in restaurants with some fantastic traditional English meals.

The big activity today is to take in England’s, among many other countries, national sport by attending a local football match.  Youth will see the level of excitement and celebration this sport generates.  Youth will also have their own time today to explore, eat, shop and prepare to say goodbye to this amazing country.  The evening celebration is a special dinner and evening activity to enjoy this last night before everyone leaves to end this amazing trip.

Students today are leaving at various times from various approved locations provided with transport that is included in the tuition.  Students leaving later in the day will have a choice of activities they will enjoy before finally saying their goodbyes to wonderful England and the Best of England Tour!

Youth Summer Program 2019 Dates and Tuition Costs

Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Leadership Academy and Best of England Tour tuition package of $4,150 US Dollars includes:

– Full Room and Board (All Meals and Accommodation)

– All program materials and activity fees

– Health Insurance during the program

– Local Airport to Campus Transportation/Transfers

– 6 months of 1 hour online coaching sessions

The Powerful Youth Global Leadership Academies and Best of England Tours are open to all youth from around the world.  Our only requirements for admission into this youth summer program is that you are between the ages of 12 to 18 years old by the time that you apply or the time that you attend the program.

All instruction is done in ENGLISH, however, we do not have any English language requirements since we are an experienced based program leadership training program.  We suggest that students do try to have at least a proficient level of English, or the ability to speak and understand short statements and questions in English, but this is not a requirement.  By far the most important requirement is to have a positive attitude and desire to develop your skills as a young leader.

We are able to provide financial aid to 90% of youth who request assistance.  Financial aid /  scholarships come in the form of tuition scholarships, so they do not cover airfare or travel expenses.  Financial aid / scholarships are given on a first come first serve basis every year and once the scholarship funds have been used we are no longer able to issue assistance.

To be considered for financial aid or scholarship, you must complete an application and indicate that you require financial assistance to attend our youth summer program.

In order to be considered for financial assistance / scholarship, please submit a written essay or create a 3-4 minute video that answers these 3 important questions:

1. Why are you interested in attending the Global Leadership Academy?

2. What sort of clubs, social activities, service, or sports are you involved now and why do you like doing these activities?

3. What is one strength that you have already as a leader?

Feel free to be creative and fun, but make sure to answer the questions as best you can.  Since videos are too large to upload, please send us a link to a YouTube, Vimeo, or some other video hosting site or attach your essay in a Word document and email it to

The Powerful Youth Tuition REFUND POLICY:
If cancellations are made
  • 8-weeks prior to program start date: Full refund of program fees (Deposit is not refundable)
  • 4-weeks prior to program start date: Refund 50% of program fees (Deposit is not refundable)
  • Within 4-weeks of program start date: No refund of program fees
  • The deposit is only refundable in the case of a denied visa. Proper documentation must be provided.
Payments for the Powerful Youth’s programs may be made securely and online through Paypal or through Bank Wire Transfer.  You may pay the tuition when you apply, and waive the $50 application fee, or you can pay the $50 application fee and we will send you an online invoice once we have received and issued your admissions package and welcome letter.

Youth will stay on Brookes Cambridge Campus located at Flempton Rd, Risby, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6QJ, UK.  The school dorm rooms designed for 2 to 4 students and each room is large enough for each participant to have their own bed, dresser, desk, and closet space.  We assign students to dorms according to gender and to promote diversity, we reserve the right to decline all requests to stay in the same room with someone you may know.