This summer, three pupils from our leading sister school, Westbourne College Sydney, visited the INSEAD headquarters in Fontainebleau, on the outskirts of Paris, to take part in a cutting-edge business and entrepreneurship programme run by the world-leading business school. They were accompanied by two pupils from our UK IB Sixth Form, who attended the course virtually.
The intensive MBA-style, two-week summer programme afforded our students truly privileged access to expert academics and coaches in this field, as well as enabling them to meet and forge links with like-minded students from all over the world.
Featuring a world-class academic curriculum, company visits, talks with business leaders and entrepreneurs, as well as numerous cultural, team building and social activities, the sessions allowed the students the opportunity to finesse their skills and ambitions, build confidence, make global connections, and further develop a global future-ready approach to help shape their careers.
The prestigious Summer@ INSEAD programme presents a unique opportunity for our IB1 students to widen and enhance their academic pursuits, as well as to meet other students from across the world who share similar aspirations and abilities. The values and culture of the Summer@ INSEAD programme complement Westbourne’s ambition to develop well-rounded, articulate, globally aware young people who are confident to tackle the ever-evolving demands of the working world.
Summer@ INSEAD provides students with a unique and transformative experience. More than just an incremental gain in factual business knowledge, the programme is designed to give participants the opportunity to develop their creativity and critical thinking skills while enhancing their confidence and ability to work across cultures and continents, nurturing the leaders of the future.
We are very proud of all our students who took part in the programme this year, who each proved that they have the natural business acumen, skills, confidence and vision to excel in their future careers.
Of the three Westbourne College Sydney students who attended Summer@INSEAD, two led the teams that were awarded 1st and 2nd prize at the end of the programme for outstanding performances and contribution – an absolutely phenomenal achievement of which all of our pupils and staff can be very proud!
Westbourne students truly excelled on the programme this year, gaining some exceptional feedback from the INSEAD tutors, some of which you can read here: