America’s Global Student Conference 2021

Global Climate Crisis: Innovation, Impact, Action

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Boston, USA


Enrollment fee

Enrollment Closes
May 1, 2021

Total Cost
+ $25 carbon offsetting fee

Age Group
14-18 years

Carbon Neutral

Join the Global Student Conference

In this one-week Global Student Conference held at the historical St. Mark’s School, we are inviting your school to meet, engage and collaborate with fellow international students from all over the world to tackle the central theme; Global Climate Crisis: Innovation, Impact, Action.

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The Theme

Whether you call it global warming or climate change, we all know that the crisis is real. The UN warns that the global climate crisis is the greatest ever threat to human rights. This Conference serves to inspire students to put words into action by discovering how technology and innovation can help us make a positive impact in regards to the global climate crisis.

Boston, United States of America

For all intents and purposes, Boston is the oldest city in America. The cobblestone streets and historical buildings set this city apart from the rest of the country. Boston’s history recalls revolution and transformation. Still today the city is one of the country’s most forward-thinking and barrier-breaking cities, making it the perfect destination to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues. 

Keynote Speakers

Mornings at the GSC are dedicated to plenary sessions. Students will hear informative and inspirational presentations from some of the most respected academics, organizations and student activists tackling the climate crisis.

Breakout Workshops

Lead by our team of qualified and experienced IB tutors, students will work collaboratively to analyze and discuss the themes of the keynote session. The ultimate aim of the breakout sessions is for students to organize and plan an impactful long-term collaborative Changemakers Challenge project back home

CAS Challenges

Afternoons and evenings at the GSC are all about cultural immersion and CAS Challenges. Students will engage in pulsating Creativity, Activity and Service Challenges in and around the host school – venturing into the nearest urban city center and exploring the surrounding local environment.

This CAS Trip integrates the following UN SDGs:

We at CAS Trips strive to develop conscientious young global citizens who experience new cultures and adventures whilst implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals UN Sustainable Development Goals.

How CAS is incorporated into your trip to Boston







Our Global Student Conference Itinerary

Morning: Airport Pick Up, Arrivals & Check in

Afternoon: Director’s Welcome and Icebreaker Challenges

Morning: Keynote Speaker #1 TBC, Discussion & Breakout Workshop 1

Afternoon: Orientation Tour, Collaborative Team Sports

Morning: Keynote Speaker #2 TBC, Discussion & Breakout Workshop 2

Afternoon: Day Trip to Boston, Movie Night

Morning: Keynote Speaker #3 TBC, Discussion & Breakout Workshop 3

Afternoon: Harvard University Visit

Evening: S’mores

Morning: Keynote Speaker #4 TBC, Discussion & Breakout Workshop 4

Afternoon: Swimming, Yoga and Water Fight Team Battle

Evening: Disco

Morning: Goodbyes, Check Out & Airport Drop-off


There are three Residential Housing areas at St. Mark’s School: West Campus, Thieriot House and the Main Building. Most students will be housed in double rooms – single and triple rooms are also available. 

The athletic facilities at St. Mark’s are top notch. From the turf field to the upgraded fieldhouse, gyms, squash courts, swimming pool and ice rink – this campus offers something for everyone. 

Visa information

The majority of countries require a visa (ESTA) to enter the United States of America. Please ensure that all students who require a visa have requested it before the departure. CAS Trips does not offer visa processing services. We do, however, provide official letters of invitation and accommodation confirmation letters for participants applying for a visa.

Still unsure about your visa requirements for visiting the USA? We have compiled a comprehensive Q&A info sheet, which you can view and download (PDF) by clicking here.

For teachers

We are actively seeking teachers to join our GSC staff in Boston, Edinburgh and Singapore! We have a limited amount of FREE spaces available for workshop leaders and activity chaperones. If this is of interest, please apply today!


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