Partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, universities, and educational travel providers are an essential part of our daily work in global education. We know that effective and sustainable partnerships take time, support, and communication, often across cultures. Join GEBG for an in-depth exploration on how best to build, grow and sustain effective partnerships through a series of discussions, workshops, speakers, and panels of educators. Spend productive time with your existing partners, meet potential partners, create new relationships, and learn new skills in cross-cultural leadership.

Hosted by GEBG member Gredos San Diego (GSD) at their International School Buitrago campus, in the beautiful village of Buitrago right outside of Madrid. GSD is a leader in Spain for building a network of sustained partnerships for global education across multiple schools. Housing will be available at the school’s conference center on campus in Buitrago. Transportation will be provided out to Buitrago from the GSD Las Suertes campus in Madrid Centro. Spots in this program are limited.

Learn more about:


  • Service Partnerships: How can we build partnerships of mutual learning with communities around the world? How can we evolve service programs into these partnerships? What’s working and what are the challenges? How can we sustain these partnerships overtime?
  • Managing Incidents and Risk Abroad: What are the risks of working with partner schools or communities? What kind of partnerships help schools manage incidents when they happen on programs? What types of incidents are happening and why? How can we best prepare for and respond to incidents?
  • International Students and Exchanges: Partnering with other schools for exchange programs and admitting international students from diverse backgrounds to our schools is one way to bring global perspectives to our schools, but are we making the most of these opportunities? Can we do more to connect and engage with all students and the curriculum? How can we help international and exchange students feel more included? How can we grow these partnerships between schools?
  • Partnering to Bring Academics to Life: How can we partner with organizations, museums, universities, businesses, or travel providers to bring academic learning to life? What examples have worked for your school? What subjects or topics really thrive in this model? What are good models for student learning and assessment?

Thursday, November 14
Meet at GSD Las Suertes Campus, Madrid Centro
11:00 – 3:00 PM: European Regional Meeting / GEBG Members from Europe only/ Las Suertes Campus
2:30 – 3:30 PM: Optional tour of GSD Las Suertes Campus
3:00 – 4:00 PM: Registration, snacks and coffee at GSD Las Suertes Campus
4:00-5:00 PM: Transportation by Bus to GSD Buitrago Campus

5:00 PM: Opening Session at GSD Buitrago Campus
7:00-9:00 PM: Reception

Friday, November 15
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Building and Sustaining Effective Partnerships for Global Education
5:00 – 7:00 PM: Refreshments and Break
7:30 – 9:30 PM: Dinner at venue in village of Buitrago

Saturday, November 16
8:30 – 10:00 AM: Building and Sustaining Effective Partnerships for Global Education
10:30 AM: Shuttle transportation to airport
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM: Optional Cultural Excursion and School Tour in Central Madrid

Price for Summit : 225 Euros for schools, 275 Euros for non school attendees. Includes programming Nov 14-15, meals and shuttle transportation to the airport on Saturday.
Housing is an additional cost and can be reserved through the registration page.
European Regional Meeting and Cultural Excursion will be an optional add-on activity (both include lunch) and require separate registration with a small cost
* Partner schools who plan to attend the summit together are eligible for a 10% discount on the school registration rate. Email us at to receive the promotional code.



Spots in this program are limited.