Wellington College, United Kingdom | 1st to 7th April 2020

Invitation to the GSL Girls Global Catalyst

We are delighted to invite female students to take part in a prestigious leadership and sustainable development residential programme hosted by Wellington College, UK.

  • Date: Wednesday 1st April – Tuesday 7th April 2020
  • Age group: 11 – 17 years (Female students only)
  • English level: We recommend B1 on the CEFR international standard.
    • If you are unsure about the suitability of the programme for your standard of English Language a member of our team would be happy to speak with you directly.

This programme is designed by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute in partnership with Wellington College and is open for individuals and school groups from around the world.

About the experience

GSL Global Catalyst is a unique 7-day intensive female leadership and cultural experience.  The residential programme hosted by Wellington College is designed to develop leadership skills and understanding of global issues enabling participants to be leaders in personal life and society.

The programme consists of over 40 hours of workshops, group coaching sessions, leadership activities and two excursions to Windsor Castle and London.

During this immersive experience participants will discover the difference between good and great leadership and learn what it takes to make that transition. Students will be taken through a series of activities to explore their passions and values. They will also develop their understanding of the current global challenges faced by society through group discussions.

Participants will be taken through real life cases to demonstrate great project examples. They will learn how, through partnership and innovation, to find solutions to solve issues in their local community. Students will design their own social action project and leave Wellington College with a plan ready to implement upon their return after the programme ends.

Students will also have a chance to take part in a cultural exchange by delivering a presentation about their country, demonstrate their unique skills during a talent show and encourage others to take action by delivering a powerful speech during GSL Inspire.

You will:

  • develop your leadership skills

  • make deep connections with young people from around the world

  • discover your passion and values

  • gain confidence to voice your opinions and to take action

  • design a project to tackle an important global issue

  • visit Windsor and London

This experience has been a once in a lifetime opportunity. The values and leadership skills I have learnt has been very inspiring. Also the people I have met means I have a global network of friends which is amazing.

You will feel ‘at home’ and you will enjoy every moment of the adventure. I would also say ‘get ready to step out of your comfort zone’, yet it will be a lot more enjoyable than you think it will be. And be yourself, because it will be easier for other participants to see your beautiful personality.

I’ve improved my leadership skills, imagination, boosted energy and changed the way I think positively. GSL had a positive outlook on me and I hope it would the same to you too. Have yourself change to do your best for the world, society, local community and also yourself!

what do they say about GSL?


participants around the world


social action projects delivered around the world


schools participating in GSL programmes


different countries involved in the movement


You should join GSL as it is a great opportunity to meet new people from across the world. It helps you work on your leadership skills and teaches you new skills everyday. It is an opportunity to make life long friends and to help you decide what you want to do in the future. GSL can help you work on things like public speaking and its fun as well!

You should join GSL because it is more than just community service. GSL is creating and forming connections and uniting youth of today. It is easy to isolate ourselves into our own world, but what I learned through meeting kids from all over the world is that although we do have differences, our struggles and our dreams are the same.

GSL gave me the opportunity to see the world through different eyes through the stories that my friends told and the experiences that they went through.

From the team bonding that you do to the discussions that you have, you learn what it really means to be a leader, but also how to be a follower, a partner and most importantly, a friend.



Wednesday 1st April – Tuesday 7th April 2020


We believe that it is important to experience the culture of every country that you visit and that is why we have prepared two amazing excursions for our participants.

The first half day trip will be to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. This is a unique opportunity to engage with British culture by learning more about the history of royal family.

The second full day trip will be to one of the greatest cities in the world, London. The packed day of activities will include a walking tour of some of the key touristic sites, lunch in one of the best food market in the city and entry to a famous tourist attraction.

Apart from the organised fun participants will also get free time to buy souvenirs for their families. Please note, the free time will be in a designated central location with access to the most popular shops.

  • Culture

    Learn about British royal family and customs

  • Transport

    Shuttle transport between accommodation and the key sites

  • London

    Full day trip to the capital city

  • Shopping

    Free time to visit shops and buy souvenirs

  • Food

    Experience traditional British food

Wellington College

Wellington College is a British co-educational boarding and day independent school in the village of Crowthorne, Berkshire. Wellington is a registered charity and currently has about 1,050 pupils aged between 13 and 18. It was built as a national monument to the first Duke of Wellington (1769–1852), after whom the College is named. Her Majesty Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone in 1856 and inaugurated the School’s public opening on 29 January 1859. The college was designed by John Shaw, Jr., who had also previously worked as an architect for Eton College.

Wellington College stands on a 400-acre (estate in South-East England, near Reading, Berkshire. The grounds of the college include a golf course and woodland in addition to playing fields. The woodland area of the college is listed as a local nature reserve called Edgbarrow Woods.

Global Social Leaders are proud to partner with and host our annual 1-day conference and the 12-day World Summit at Wellington College.  We partner with the Wellington Leadership Institute, to design and deliver our programmes.



After the programme, students will be challenged to start their own social action projects working in teams of 3 to 7 students which will make tangible changes within school and the community (local, national or global).

They will be invited to enter the GSL Global Goals competition.

What’s included in the price


  • 7 days & 6 nights accommodation at Wellington College
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments
    Packed lunches for excursions
  • 5 days of interactive workshops, experiential team tasks, personalised coaching and outdoor activities
  • A cultural half day trip to Windsor
    A sightseeing day trip to London
  • Onsite entertainment included
  • One dedicated Team Coach per 18 participants
  • Diverse staff team from a range of academic and professional coaching backgrounds
  • Operations support team including 24-hour pastoral care
  • Use of Wellington College’s facilities including sports fields and V&A cafe
  • All programme session materials including GSL Handbook
  • Free GSL t-shirt on arrival
  • £1695*
  • *The price per student is reduced by £100, if your deposit of £500 is made by 8th December 2019. Please note there are only 25 places available at this price.

    Students taking part in our GSL Global Goals competition are entitle to an additional discount. Please contact us for more details.


  • 7 days & 6 nights accommodation at Wellington College
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments
    Packed lunches for excursions
  • Pastoral care provided for participants
  • GSL Advisor masterclass session
  • A cultural half day trip to Windsor
    A sightseeing day trip to London
  • Use of Wellington College’s facilities including sports fields, cafes and swimming pools
  • All programme session materials including GSL Handbook
  • Free GSL t-shirt on arrival
  • £495*
  • *For groups of 10 students we offer one free teacher place.

Welcome & Departure Package

We also offer an additional “Welcome & Departure Package” option to help with the logistics of getting to Wellington College from Heathrow Airport. This is ideal for those travelling without their school and groups travelling from abroad. Please note for school groups of 5 or more students we offer a discount of £50 per student.

Meet & Greet at London Heathrow Airport on Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Additional night and full board at Wellington College on Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Transfer to Wellington College

Transfer to London Heathrow Airport on the final day of the programme

£200 (for individuals)

£150 for Groups (above 5)


This is a prestigious annual 12-day residential programme at Wellington College in the UK.  Find out more about how you can reserve your place on the programme you’ll never forget.


Catalysts are our three- or five-day semi-residential programmes held in schools and colleges around the world.  Open to the public or specifically for your community: it’s entirely up to you.


GSL Inspire gives young people a voice and a platform to present about issues and projects they care about.

During our programmes, our participants are invited to prepare a short presentation to share with fellow delegates.

We invite our partner schools to hold GSL Inspire events within their schools.