International Emerging Leaders Program

at Collegiate School

Thoughts, Reflections, Insights from the IELC – from Reflections by Weldon Bradshaw

IELC: Enlightenment and Perspective from Reflections By Weldon Bradshaw

IELC 2015 – The People, The Energy

Junior Ambassador Elizabeth H. captures the people and the energy of IELC 2015.

Food and Love: The Universal Languages – Closing Dinner

After a second jam-packed day in D.C., delegates convened back at the hotel to share one last meal together. However, before the dining commenced, each delegation was invited to share a few reflective words about the experience of IELC. Each of the 12 countries had powerful and impressionable insights to offer, and there was not a dry eye in the house after all of the presentations.

“There are bonds here that will continue to
inform your perspective on the world.”
– Clare Sisisky


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The Barriers Went Down


“It’s safe to say that all of us have grown in some way this week.
These frustrating times might have been the most special times….
The barriers went down, and right away we could see that we really weren’t that different. We leave this week with new skills….”
– Ben G. from USA




It’s the People that Make the Conference

“Everybody has something so distinct and so unique… It’s the people that make the conference, and you guys have made this conference something else.”
– Layla from Lebanon


Each Minute. Each Moment.

“We’ve enjoyed each minute. Each moment.” – Alfonso from Spain


No Boundaries in This World

“We made a family – a new international family of leaders.
We are the living proof of ‘no boundaries’ in this world.” – Zineb H. from Morocco

Something to Say

“Everyone had something to say about his country, his problem and himself.” – Dina A. from Kazakhstan

Where We Thought We Belonged

“I fell completely in love with Collegiate and all of you guys. Have a wonderful life; just don’t forget to tell me all about it. – Ananmay from India
“By stepping out from where we thought we belonged, we emerged….Tomorrow, I am not going back home; I am leaving it.” – Paavas from India

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