Program Details


Oakridge International School Newton Campus, Hyderabad, in partnership with the prestigious Punahou School, Hawaii, USA brings you the opportunity to participate in the third edition of the Oakridge Student Global Leadership Institute (Oakridge SGLI) and be inducted into an elite network of young global leaders with a mission to create a better future.

What is Student Global Leadership Institute?

The Student Global Leadership Institute was launched by the Punahou School, Hawaii, in 2010 with a mission to develop a community of international youth leaders who understand common global issues and to encourage positive action toward social change. The program is made possible by generous grants from the Edward E. Ford Foundation and the Education Research Initiative (a partnership of Lenovo, Intel and Microsoft), with additional support from the Freeman Foundation, the Luke Center for Chinese Studies, Stephen E. and Isabella H. Stevens World Peace Foundation.

Student delegations from schools across the world have participated in SGLI since 2010. Past program themes have been:

The Program objectives are:

  • To develop a community of international youth leaders who understand and are engaged in shared global challenges to galvanize positive social changes.
  • To Explore leadership development through problem-solving, collaboration, communication and multicultural encounters – always anchored by a central theme of global concern.
  • To Build empathy and ability to connect across cultures which is central to SGLI’s mission
  • To get the participants attuned to the nuances of a global world that will reflect an emerging community of dynamic leaders working for a healthier and understanding world

What would Oakridge SGLI 2019 entail?

Building off the last two years’ topics of Peace and Conservation, the topic for 2019 will be Moral Courage. It is great to identify significant issues in our communities and we need our students to be feel empowered and confident to become better leaders and feel they can create change, no matter the opposition, for societal improvements. There are public betterment that can improve the situations of our communities and it is important to consider all members of a community and what is gained and benefited from this work. We hope that SGLI 2019 moves students to understand their own strengths and consider how they can improve their communities.

Why Moral courage is the theme of Oakridge SGLI 2019?

'Stand-up for what is right even if you are standing alone' - Anonymous. This very statement truly summarizes what moral courage stands for in this world. Moral courage is the courage to take action for moral reasons despite the risk of adverse consequences.

Often change in existing process or atmosphere is met with strong resistance, so for students to make changes in the world, their Moral courage need to be strong enough to brave the storm. Moral courage will inspire them to pursue their quest for change, even when met with strong opposition. This rather critical topic, makes SGLI 2019 to be a very promising learning session for all delegates.

Be part of the Oakridge SGLI 2019 Experience!

Aloha participating students and faculty of SGLI 2019

You are joining the SGLI family, which now stands at over 500 students since 2010. We hope that you see the Oakridge SGLI as an opportunity, a chance to stretch yourselves and consider new mindsets as you live and interact with new friends from around the world. SGLI is not just a 10 day experience; it is something that we hope you will remain connected to for the rest of your life.

Testimonials from Oakridge SGLI 2017-18 Participants

Not only did we experience conservation from an entirely new perspective, we made amazing friendships with the students at Oakridge International and took home with us valuable cultural insights that helped shape my perception of culture and its conservation around the world.


As much as I found playing the local here in Hyderabad an unparalleled experience, it turned out that in many ways I was learning more and more about my surroundings than I had before the program. SGLI has given me a completely different take on conservation and its impact, and most importantly given me a support system of peers from across the globe.


I now believe that travel is crucial to addressing our Global Issues. Every day, we hear people denouncing the opinions and perspectives of others. Instead of validating our own thinking as the only possible answer, we should ask why others may feel differently about an issue and what they may see that perhaps we do not. Only then, when we work together, can we find answers.


It was amazing to have had the opportunity to travel across the world to India and meet so many inspirational people, both renowned professionals and students alike. Hyderabad is a city extremely rich in culture, and to be able to explore places such as the Qutub Shahi tombs, the rock formations of Khajaguda, and the Chowmahalla Palace with my SGLI cohort was an unforgettable experience.



  • Oakridge International School (Hyderabad)
  • Oakridge International School (Vishakhapatnam)
  • Oakridge International School (Bengaluru)
  • Oakridge International School (Mohali)
  • Doshisha International Schools (Kyoto)
  • Gakushin Boys Senior High School (Tokyo)
  • Gakushuin Girls Junior and Senior High School (Tokyo)
  • International Christian University High School (Tokyo)
  • Keio Shiki High School (Saitama)
  • Chinese International School (Hong Kong)
  • High School Affiliated to Fudan University (Shanghai)
  • High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China (Beijing)
  • Shanghai #3 Girls School
  • Cary Academy (Raleigh, NC)
  • Castle High School (Kane'ohe, HI)
  • Castilleja School (Palo Alto, CA)
  • The Chapin School (New York City, NY)
  • The Haverford School (Haverford, PA)
  • Noble and Greenough School (Dedham, MA)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH)
  • Punahou School (Honolulu, HI)
  • Sidwell Friends School (Washington, D.C.)
  • St. Andrew's Schools, (Honolulu)
  • Hitchin Girls School (Hertfordshire)
New Zealand
  • St. Peter's (Cambridge)
  • Daewon Foreign Language High School (Seoul)
  • King's Academy (Madaba – Manja)
  • Viktor Rydberg School (Djursholm)
  • Ordrup Gymnasium (Charlottenlund)

How to Participate


Accommodation would be provided in a luxurious hotel; beautiful with extraordinary access to nature providing the right ambience and atmosphere to enrich the whole experience of the camp. The hotel offers opportunities for other pursuits as well including a swimming pool and gym. There is round the clock security with guards controlling both entries and exits to the hotel. The hotel is also monitored by CCTV.

The rooms offer double occupancy and are well equipped with a telephone extension, Cable Television, Coffee and Tea Maker, Dining/living area.

How to Participate?

Schools can nominate 3 students from Grade 9 through 12 and 1 accompanying faculty member.
Individual registrations are also welcome. The program is open to students from Grades 9 to 12.

Program Venue: Oakridge International School, Newton Campus, Nanakramguda Road,
Near Lanco Hills, Khajaguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008

Program Dates

17th-26th June 2019   |   8.30 AM to 6 PM
Guests are requested to arrive
on June 16th evening and depart on June 27th morning
Guest Lodging at Hyatt Hyderabad, Gachibowli

Program Fee

Program Fee without Accommodation for Indian Schools:
INR 30,000 per participant
Program Fee with Accommodation for Indian Schools:
INR 70,000 per participant
Program Fee with Accommodation for International Schools:
USD 2000 per participant*

Whom to contact

  • Ankit Bhasin
  • +91 70600 76670