More than 1,200 high school students from across Idaho will descend on the Jordan Ballroom at Boise State University in the coming weeks to prove their knowledge, creativity and skill in global economics.
After a full semester of studying, researching and preparing their economic strategies, high school teams will compete in the International Economic Summit, with sessions held from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 25- 26 and May 8.
The economic summit, hosted by the Idaho Council on Economic Education within Boise State’s College of Education, is a one-day simulation of the global economy and what happens when countries compete for scarce resources, form strategic alliances, debate global issues, invest in long-term development projects, interact with global economic institutions, and seek to stabilize and advance the global economy. Student teams will represent more than 100 nations of today’s world.
Jessica Caterson, past Summit participant said, “The Economic Summit was an incredible learning experience and was one of the first experiences that sparked my interest in economics. It helped me, and everyone else involved, grow as a student, a global citizen and a leader. I feel that competing against other schools and people from different backgrounds is so much more influential and makes the experience that much more impactful.”
The summit is a hands-on, highly interactive learning experience for high school students on globalization, international relations and economics, and is now being replicated in other states and countries.