The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensives bring the Iacocca Institute's global reach and its interactive model of teaching leadership and entrepreneurship skills to high school students (ages 16-17) from around the world.
The Iacocca Institute offers two programs for high school students—one on the campus of Lehigh University, a top-ranked research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and one in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, one of the most important centers of entrepreneurship in the United States and the world.
Matthew REALLY enjoyed his time with you and will certainly benefit from the experience. You may even have him applying to be a mentor one day, so be warned!
On Monday he starts a month long placement at a local large financial investment company, before starting college in September to study for 4 A Levels. After the long days he did with you (we had no idea that he was in for such a 'treat'!) he will find work/college life a breeze!
Thank you again for everything that this trip has given Matthew and I'm sure that he will keep his new knowledge with him for the rest of his life.
Gray and Allison James , Parent, England
I'm so glad that I came to the program and met my fellow 75 students. It was a wonderful experience ... I didn't imagine that this experience would be marvelous like that. I met a lot of new people and made a lot of new friends that I would never ever lose in my entire life. I had a new experience in the U.S, and I learned a lot and I gained a lot of information that are really important to me. I'd like to thank you for everything you gave and contributed to us, and I wish that this program would continue, and I wish that I will come back once to contribute and give back. Thank you!
Hudu Hashash , Student, Palestine
Thank you for your leadership in PSGE. My husband and I agree that it was probably one of the most beneficial things Sam has ever done. The classes, projects, and friendships have made an impact on him that we could not
have anticipated. He has been Skyping/ Face-timing his new friends from around the world every day this week. Sam has talked non-stop of the amazing experiences he had. Just yesterday, he showed us the KidsPeace website that mentions his group project!
Suzanne Wertz , Parent, Pennsylvania
I want to thank you for the four wonderful weeks! I can easily say that those were the best four weeks of my life! I did not only enjoy all the courses and talks, where I got to learn and discover so much about entrepreneurship, but I also got to meet new people and different cultures.
Thorough out this month, I got to experience what college life is like and what it would be like to study outside of Guatemala. I can say that the program changed my vision about my future completely. Before this program, I was undecided about what career to pursue, but I knew I was going to stay in Guatemala to study. However, after the program, I realized that I loved all the courses and classes, and most of all, that I loved "living" at Lehigh. Now I am still undecided about what career to pursue, but I am considering studying something related to economics and business. Most importantly, I do want to apply to college in the USA. After spending four great weeks at Lehigh, I discovered that I absolutely loved the campus and ambiance at the university.
I cannot express how thankful I am for the wonderful experience. It totally changed the way I am. The program took me to places I had never gone before (New York, Harrisburg), it taught me about different people and cultures, and even taught me how to do my own laundry! It was an experience I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you so much!!!
Julie Balsells , Participant, Guatemala