In the first year of the 360Plus Leadership Collective, a group of learners kicked off an experiential learning tour in 2015 in India.
Learning through travel and immersion in foreign cultures is at the heart of the 360Plus Leadership Collective. India is immensely diverse in its cultures, languages, traditions, geographies, and natural resources. With over 1.2 billion people and 4,500+ years of recorded history, it is the ultimate travel destination. Our 3 week adventure in India took us to the bustling metropolises of Delhi and Bangalore, the home state of Mahatma Gandhi, the calm interior of rural India, and the serene beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Through our travels we explored the extraordinary change that India is going through as it develops on all fronts. We visited schools in North and South India to explore the ideas of sustainability and growth, explore ancient cultural traditions that co-exist with modern life, and try and understand this process of change. As we traveled through India, we’ll also expanded our own horizons and gain a new perspective of where we fit into the world.
This program is for students in grades 10, 11, and rising seniors in high school. The students are those who will gain the most from this experience. They are self-starters who demonstrated a broad level of interests and achievements in both the academic and non- academic area. They are natural leaders who thrive in group settings and who have a point of view and are not afraid to express it. They welcome new ideas and change and make every experience a learning opportunity.