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Do you want to be part of the new generation of leaders tackling the challenges of globalization?
Then this Adventure is what you need to get started! By visiting three main international centers of higher education, global politics, and global business, you will be inundated with ideas and bite-sized guide notes on how to implement them.
This Adventure combines expert instruction with hands-on learning, and visits to key businesses and institutions, where you will have the chance to access the minds of executives who are not otherwise available to the public. This is an invaluable experience that guarantees to open doors.
Eleni Kikiras Carter
Eleni is a business professional with expertise in corporate strategy and communication, and in financial, administrative, and supervisory areas in the public, private and academic sectors. She holds a Bachelor Degree from New York University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baruch College and is presently a doctoral candidate in business at City University of New York, Baruch College.
Eleni is a self-directed individual who brings with her both business and educational know-how. On the business side, she has 15 years’ experience in business development and improvement. She has managed projects for Fortune 100 companies, with a recent emphasis on the hospitality industry, that focus on strategic planning, problem solving, leadership issues, and effective management of human and financial resources.
Eleni’s strong belief in the value of education and the importance of educating students to be global citizens is reflected in her academic experience. Eleni has 12 years’ experience as a business instructor at internationally recognized business and culinary schools such as the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and the Culinary Institute of America. She also has 7 years’ experience as a dedicated Board of Education Trustee in a large New York State school district.
David is an educational professional with expertise in curriculum, change management, school finances, leadership, and strategic planning. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education from SUNY New Paltz and is presently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Manhattanville College.
David is the Superintendent of Schools at the Mount Pleasant Cottage Union Free School District. He was previously a High School Principal for eleven years. During his recent six years as the Monroe-Woodbury High School Principal, he encouraged his staff to collaborate on a vision for academic success based solely on those elements that were best for students. With this focus always in the forefront, his team adhered to a four-step management approach: identify areas of concern; create plans of action for improvement; initiate implementation; and assess/refine continuously. Their discussions and ultimate decisions were informed by data, research, discussion, and best practices.
David does not subscribe to a “Top-Down” or “Bottom-Up” approach. Rather, decision-making is shared in order to foster a collaborative spirit among all stakeholders. Through clarity of mission and support of students and staff, David, along with his team, has fostered a professional community willing to take chances in creating innovative programs to enhance student learning. The outcome has been record-high graduation rates for both special education and general education students, as well as a nomination as a Newsweek Top 100 School.
Earlier in his life, David played professional basketball in Israel for six years. He and his wife, Karen, have five children and are based in New York.
Despina is a Greek-American who lived and worked in New York for 19 years and is currently living and working in Atlanta, U.S.A.
Despina is an Information Specialist with over 20 years of experience in various multibillion dollar international companies in the U.S. as a part of research and communication teams, covering a wide range of sectors from Public Relations, Investment Banking, and Mutual Funds. She has also worked for major telecommunications and publishing companies in Greece as an Information Manager and as Assistant to Publisher.
Adept at coordinating cross-cultural teams and organizing and operating Information departments, Despina has demonstrated her ability to provide in depth research and analysis by using a variety of information sources.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, sports and cinema.
Note: Although the Prescience Adventures are the same for our high school and college participants, the delivery and emphasis is adjusted to reflect the objectives of our participants. High School and College participants form different and distinct groups which follow their own itinerary.
At the high school level, studying abroad indicates independence, motivation, and a desire to have new experiences and meet new people. For our high school participants, Prescience Adventures are geared more towards gaining new skills and knowledge with the potential to shape their individual goals and directions. High School participants learn about topics of interest to them, while at the same time are immersed in the culture of the country they are visiting and having FUN! This experience will strengthen their college applications; but even if their path after high school leads to travel, the military or joining the workforce, the Prescience Adventures will provide them with the confidence and global perspective that will benefit them in any future endeavor.
While the cultural immersion component is still strong, for our college level participants, there is more of an emphasis on what overseas study can do for their CAREER progression. The locations and curriculum for the Prescience Adventures are specifically tailored to the issues and objectives reflected in the Adventure. College level participants learn how to navigate uncertainty, maximize opportunity, and pursue the career and life they want. In other words, they learn how to make “work” work for them.
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