The Summit program is a hands-on, activity-based learning program for high schools that teaches the significance and the basic concepts of globalization, international economics and what it takes to make highly interdependent nations competitive in today’s dynamic economic environment.
The program is widely implemented in the state of Idaho, where it originated, reaching 5,000 high school students annually, primarily through their state required course in economics. Boise State University also provides a college level International Economic Summit program through various university courses. The San Francisco Federal Reserve has trained and provided materials to more than 500 high school teachers throughout all of the states of the 12th District. The state Councils on Economic Education in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Mississippi and Illinois have also used the program. The Summit is being implemented in China every summer as well.
The International Economic Summit Institute at Boise State University operates within the Idaho Council on Economic Education.
Our Mission: To equip students and teachers with the tools and skills necessary to build a prosperous economy.
Our Vision: One day every student, teacher and school who wishes to participate in our financial literacy and economics training program will have the opportunity to do so.
Our Values: Determination, Consideration, Tolerance, Improvement
Our Personality: Fast-paced, Exciting, Diverse, World-wide
Our Promise: We promise to increase understanding of global cultures and economics