SEGL in London – Summer 2021!

Preparing for London

The UK has introduced a so-called “traffic light” system to govern travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we will be leaving from an “amber” country, there are specific COVID-19 preparations that we must take in order to enter the country—namely, we have to register ourselves using a special form, we must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test to board the plane, and we have to pre-register for a series of three tests once we land in the UK.

Though most people traveling from amber countries will have to quarantine for 10 days, we will only need to quarantine for five days, as SEGL is opting into the UK’s “test out early” scheme.

While SEGL has already registered you for the tests in London, you must do some work to prepare for your flight on Saturday:

  • Within 72 hours of departure: Ensure you have taken a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of our flight and received a negative result. As our flight is at 6:05pm ET on Saturday, the earliest you could take the test is on Wednesday at 6:05pm ET.
  • Within 48 hours of departure: Ensure you have completed your Passenger Locator Form as required by the UK Government. The earliest you will be able to complete this form is at 6:05PM ET on Thursday, though you may create a profile and save your work ahead of time.To do this, set aside about half an hour, and retrieve the following information:
    1. Your flight information from Alison.
    2.Your passport.
    3. Your test booking reference number, also from Alison.

We’ve created a guide, located here, for you to use as you complete the form.  You may also view the guide below.  (You can click the “Google Slides” button to make it bigger.)

Once you are done, have the form generate a PDF and email it to Alison and Christian.  Read through the guide in its entirety before you begin the process, and please call Christian at 313.802.5272 if you have any questions.



June 26 – July 31

Do you want the best possible opportunity to improve your leadership skills?

Do you want leading change makers as your guides?

Do you want to make life-long friends who care about the world as deeply as you do?

Then join us in London this summer for an incredible experience you won’t find anywhere else: SEGL’s Summer Ethics and Leadership Institute!

Please note: Due to the success of our Capital Campaign, we are renovating our DC residence in the summer.  This means we will not offer our DC Summer Institute.  Instead, for the third year, SEGL will host its five-week Summer Institute in London, England. 


Why did the United Kingdom vote to “Brexit” the European Union?  How did it achieve historic reconciliation in Northern Ireland?  What is the best way for the nation to interact with the Trump Administration?  These are the types of questions challenging British and American leaders today.  This summer they will challenge you, too.

Using London as an interactive classroom, SEGL’s Summer Ethics and Leadership Institute will provide students with tools to confront urgent global issues and effect positive change in our world.

The program is for a hand-picked group of rising high school juniors and seniors from across the country.  The program is intentionally small in order to create the best environment for participants to build a tight-knit community, enhance collaboration skills, and learn from one another and our roster of guest experts.

Throughout the five-week program, students visit think tanks, NGOs, and government offices, meet with British leaders and experts, and enhance their public speaking, debate, and collaborative skills.  Along the way, they will see the most memorable London sites!


At the Summer Ethics and Leadership Institute, you will study a range of global ethical dilemmas and the responses of the international community.  You will meet with the very people who work on these issues, often presenting your work to them for evaluation.  Would you like to argue for Brexit against a politician who campaigned to stay in the European Union? Do you want to discuss the relationship between the Queen and Parliament with a sitting Member of Parliament? Would you like to present and defend your policy memo to an expert on the warring former British colonies of India and Pakistan?  Then this is the program for you.

At the end of your time with us, you will produce three capstone projects: an ethical Credo, a collaborative policy document, and a business plan for a social venture that you will launch in your community after your time in London.  These projects are extraordinary ways to demonstrate your ability and growth to colleges, the wider world, and–most important–yourself.


Through a partnership with Anglo Accommodations, which works extensively with U.S. colleges and universities, students and faculty will stay together in self-contained, side-by-side townhouses, located in the centrally-located London borough of Westminster.  (n.b.: specific location subject to change.)

Westminster is home to many classic London attractions, from Buckingham Palace to Abbey Road to 10 Downing Street. Our accommodations are two blocks from the nearest London Underground station, offering us easy access to the best the city has to offer.


Participants will meet in our U.S. gateway airport on June 26  and will return on July 31.  

SEGL will arrange air transportation to and from each participant’s home airport; for safety and scheduling reasons students may not make their own travel arrangements.  Faculty will accompany students from the gateway airport to London and back to the gateway airport.


For Summer 2021, Tuition is $10,990 and covers housing, local travel by Underground/bus, materials, and all meals. Airfare is not included.

Our separate, online financial aid applications are also due February 15, 2021. For more information on financial aid applications, please visit our Tuition and Financial Assistance page.


Our application for Summer 2021 (London, England) is now OPEN! To begin the application process, please follow this link to submit an application request form. Applications are due by February 15, 2021.