Bodwell’s Global Leadership Training Program, Vancouver, British Columbia

Bodwell’s Global Leadership Training Program is designed for global-minded and motivated young adults from around the world. Participants obtain a variety of training and lead groups of youth from Bodwell’s University Summer Programs in their exploration of the geographical, historical, social, and cultural aspects of Canada. The summer programs are for international youth ages 7 – 17 that join to improve their English skills and learn about Canada. Our summer program has now celebrated 22 years of offering unique Canadian educational experiences.

The Global Leadership Training Program takes place in Vancouver (University of British Columbia) with the opportunity to travel to Victoria and Whistler. Themes covered in both training and practices are multicultural understanding, global communication, awareness of environmental issues, and leadership development.Global Leaders are responsible for a group of 8 – 14 youth, depending on the ages and cultural mixes. Tasks include planning, leading and joining in a variety of activities throughout the evening and weekends. They act as a role model for the students and a cultural ambassador for their own country. They provide our students with support, guidance, and supervision. All leaders are a part of a team that aims to provide a fun, educational, and memorable summer experience for all Bodwell students.

Upon arrival to the program, three days of training and orientation workshops will be provided before Global Leaders are matched with their group of students. These workshops, hosted by guest speakers, will help educate the Global Leaders on Vancouver, Canadian culture, safety, communication and group leadership. It will also give them the opportunity to get to know the other leaders and understand the summer program structure and guidelines.

2018 dates: July 4 to August 15, 2018

The Global Leadership Training Program is a voluntary program. Bodwell will cover the following costs for participants of the program:

  •  Accommodation from the Program Arrival to Program Departure
  •  Transportation (airport pick-up/drop-off, to and from outings)
  •  Medical Insurance for the Duration of the Program
  •  Meals (3 per day plus an evening snack)
  •  Activities, Outings and Weekly Events
  •  Reference Letter, Official Certificate of Completion & Canadian Souvenirs
  •  Training & Orientation Workshops
  •  Two-day Farewell Trip

Participants of the Global Leadership Training Program will be required to pay and arrange for their own air travel to and from Vancouver.


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Educational level of undergrad, college student or graduate
  • Proficient level of the English language with either TOEIC  of 800, TOEFL iBT of 82, or Band 6.5 of IELTS
  • Demonstrate leadership in school, volunteer work,  employment and/or extracurricular activities
  • Interest and experience working with children
  • Learn about Vancouver and Canada before arrival  (i.e. history, geography, people, customs, etiquette, etc.)

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018* 

* Email StudyCanada EU ( to obtain a copy of the application form and other required details.