Group Leader, FL
Matthew P. isn’t afraid to frustrate his students. In fact, he kind of loves it.
He knows they might not always like it. But he also knows that any feelings a frustrated student has while participating in an EF Global Leadership Summit with him won’t last long. And, most importantly, they’re always worth it in the end.
“They come back as better people 100% of the time,” says Matthew. The change he sees in students is why he hasn’t missed a Summit since he started going in 2014 and isn’t planning to skip one anytime soon.
“I just love, I won’t lie, seeing the frustration that turns into elation later on,” says Matthew. “You come back, and you have all these stories of change. And just seeing where the kids are now, I know it’s worth it.”
At Summits, students are tasked with creating and presenting real-world solutions to global challenges. They’ve got to figure out how to work together with other kids from around the globe, find their voice to share their own perspective, and collaborate on topics from environmental change to society’s relationship with technology.