The 3 Week Best of England Tour Package: July 26 to August 14, 2020
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, sightseeing opportunities, and fantastic history!
What will we be seeing during the Best of England Tour?
We start the Best of England Tour off strong by diving deep into English history – knights and Shakespeare. First we tour Shakespeare’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon, and then it’s off to explore over 1000 years of exciting history at the picturesque Warwick Castle! But we won’t just tour the castle and learn about its history, we will live it too! Participants will take part in Knight School, learning knight skills (yes – swords!) and then watching a jousting contest by the pros!
The day begins by visiting Sutton Hoo, a 1400 year-old Anglo-Saxon king burial site. After lunch, it’s off to Snape Maltings, a small town famous for its robust art and music scene. We spend the afternoon visiting art galleries and exploring the town. After a traditional English dinner, there might even be some live music to see!
Today’s focus is learning more about the modern history of England, particularly the military history. We go to Duxford to visit the International War Museum, which not only provides a lot of interesting information about World War I and II, but also the chance to see over 200 military aircrafts, naval vessels, and vehicles. Because the museum is located on a former airstrip, history is right underneath your feet at this museum. We head back to campus for dinner, and spend the night resting, relaxing, and recharging their energies – participants are going to need it for the next few days ahead!
After a final morning on campus packing up, we’re off to… London! It’s finally time to explore the capital of England. After checking into our accommodation for the next few days, participants will have the opportunity to shop, explore, and take photos in the Oxford Street and Soho districts, as well as enjoy a dinner out on the town.
Are you ready to see all London has to offer? We start bright and early, visiting many of London’s biggest sightseeing attractions. This includes Big Ben, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and Tower Bridge. We will also take part in a tour of the Globe Theatre – you’ll never read Shakespeare the same way again!
Today we get the chance to see London from the water AND from the sky! A Thames River Boat tour gives us a new perspective of the city, and from the iconic London Eye, a bird-eye’s view! We’ll also get a chance to explore the riverfront, visit one of the world’s most famous modern art museums, Tate Modern, and take a tour of the Tower of London.
It’s finally time to say goodbye to wonderful England and the Best of England Tour, with students departing at different times of the day. Transportation to the approved locations will be pre-arranged and provided. Students with later flights will have luggage storage available to them, and take part in organized activities (such as a museum visit or further sightseeing), dependant on numbers, flight times, and weather.
Youth Summer Program 2020 Dates and Tuition Costs
Session 1: 3 Week Package
Session 2: 3 Week Package
Frequently Asked Questions
- What does tuition include?
- What are the program requirements?
- Do you provide scholarships/financial aid?
- What is your tuition payment and refund policy?
- Where is the program and what sort of accommodation do you provide?
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. *Financial aid is not available for the program costs of the Best of England tour.*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.