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High School Programs

Spring & Summer 2024

Welcome to Born Global, where we transform education into an adventure that combines passion, nature, and innovation. Our nonprofit is dedicated to applying nature-based solutions to tackle the world's significant challenges in ecological restoration, environmental technology, and social change making.

We invite high school students to join us in a journey that goes beyond traditional learning, engaging both heart and mind in meaningful action.

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High School Program

Spring Program:

Format: On-line & Self Paced
Duration: 1 March, 2024 - 31 May, 2024
Total time commitment: 10 hours
Enrollment Fee: $425


Your gateway to discovering nature's innovation, preparing you for a transformative summer.

The Spring Program includes:

  • College Counseling & Internship Placement: A 30 minute personal call with Dr. Samaha to discuss your personal project goals within our internship program

  • Biomimicry Research Methodology Training: Certification course on applied research methodology using biomimicry principles and critical thinking problem-solving.

  • Born Global Short Courses: Unlimited access to our short courses that includes 3-5 hrs of content on topics that can be applied to your capstone projects.

Summer Program

Format:  Hybrid: On-line & in-person courses available


  • Term 1: Four weeks from  1 July, 2024 to 26 July, 2024

  • Term 1 + 2: Eight weeks from 1 July, 2024 to 23 August, 2024

Expected time commitment: 8-10 hours weekly

  • Group meetings 90 mins time TBD with group

  • One on One mentor meeting - 30 - 60 mins during office hours every week

Enrollment Fee (including spring term):

  • Term 1: $ 2700

  • Term 1 + 2: $ 4900

Strengthen your college profile with independent leadership through our nature based research and capstone projects.

The Summer program includes:

  • Hands-on Research & Capstone Experience 

    • Individual Research & Capstone Projects: Dive deep into your chosen area, applying biomimicry to your groups project deck.

    • Natural Models Analogy & Application: Apply your research into local projects, highlighting your independent leadership skills in real social impact

  • Access to a Global community of experts and peers

    • Interdisciplinary Collaboration with peers and experts for diverse perspectives in problem-solving.

    • Access to international speaker engagements across all projects

    • Weekly Monday Mash-Ups where our entire global community comes together. This will include group presentation skills and breakout sessions to cross-pollinate ideas.

Empowering Your Future

We are committed to providing more than just an educational program; we're offering a gateway to unparalleled opportunities that can significantly optimize your academic profile for university applications. Here's how being a part of our Spring and Summer 2024 programs can add immense value to your journey:

  • Independent Leadership & Global Perspectives

  • Capstone Projects with Real Impact

  • Diverse, Inclusive Perspectives & Cutting-Edge Research

  • Practical Application of Learning

  • A Unique and Pioneering Skill Set for the Future

  • International Forums & Exclusive Events, such as the Biodiversity Forum-Davos, Art Basel in Miami, the Monaco Boat Show, UN Coop Events, and the Costa Rica Retreat, and many other local venues.


Enrollment fees

Our programs start with passion and engage the heart and mind as we tackle some of the world’s BiG problems with grounded action. 

  • 2024: Spring

  • 2024: Spring + Summer term 1

  • 2024: Spring + Summer Terms 1 & 2

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“Embracing the professional world at an early age allowed me to cultivate a strong work ethic and acquire skills vital for my future as a young woman in STEM. I am profoundly grateful for the experiences provided by this internship, which have significantly contributed to shaping the person I am today.”

Maria Bejjani (Northwestern ‘27)

Northwestern University

Alternative Energy and Hydrogen Hive Intern 2021-2022


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