The Bush Center

International Student Leadership Program

Future International Leaders

Our International Student Leadership Programs brings together future leaders through the study of the world’s most impactful leaders and how they accomplished their life’s work. Whether our certified instructors come to you or your students come to us, we have a program to expand your leadership philosophy further and build your confidence. 

In a world where college admittance only becomes more competitive, distinguish yourself by gaining a global understanding of the leadership qualities needed to succeed and immediately elevate your potential to surpass even your own expectations. 

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  • Our Abroad Program

    The International Student Leadership Program–Abroad (ISLP-A) experience is designed to provide students outside of the United States the opportunity to learn key dimensions and principles of leadership from The George and Barbara Bush Center for Scholars and Leaders certified staff. These instructors, along with trained Student Interns from Houston Christian High School, will join your campus to implement these dimensions and principles through traditional and creative teaching and learning experiences.

    Houston Christian High School, home of The George and Barbara Bush Center for Scholars and Leaders, is a Private, Independent College Preparatory high school dedicated to the highest academic standards for the development of moral character.  The Bush Center is the only high school leadership center bearing the name and integrating the leadership legacies of a U.S. President, and the center develops scholarship and leadership among gifted students from across the world.

    Students in the ISLP program gain both leadership skills and a broad global understanding of what it takes to lead organizations well. Four dimensions of leadership: Personal, Interpersonal, Managerial, and Organizational are blended with five characteristics of President Bush: Compassion, Character, Courage, Competency, and Communication in a week-long workshop. A variety of teaching modalities are woven through the curriculum each day, with all participants honing their English language skills through group work, discussions, activities, and presentations. Upon completion of the ISLP coursework, students receive an embossed certificate to validate their participation in the program.

    The deadline for Summer 2024 is December 31, 2023. For further information or questions on how to enroll, please contact Leadership Instructor Jenny Honeck.
  • Our Houston Program

    We are currently developing our exciting local program, International Student Leadership Program-HOU, which gives international students access to major industry leaders, travel through southeast Texas, and the practice of English as a second language within the warm, welcoming Texas culture of host families. More details will be provided in 2024. Our mission is to bring future international leaders together. 
There is nothing more fulfilling than to serve your country and your fellow citizens and to do it well.