Summer 2020: Student Leadership Programs with The National WWII

The National WWII Museum is thrilled to extend an invitation for your students to apply to two incredible learning opportunities offered this summer: Student Leadership Academy and Normandy Academy. Both of these programs have been custom-curated by our Museum staff and WWII experts to feature compelling lessons that will inform and inspire your students. Believing that a knowledge of history is crucial in developing well-rounded leaders, the Museum is passionate about offering these programs to the best and brightest around the country.

Student Leadership Academy will take place June 21-27, 2020, on the campus of The National WWII Museum in historic New Orleans, Louisiana. Open to high school students and collegiate underclassmen, this affordable program will offer your students insider’s access to museum exhibits, immersive experiences, and rare artifacts. This Academy focuses on the leadership ideals of Dwight D. Eisenhower, an inspiring WWII General and US President who is remembered for his distinct leadership qualities: Selfless Dedication, Courage and Conviction, Fortitude, Thorough Homework, and the Power of Persuasion. In addition to an entire week of eye-opening lessons, this Academy will provide opportunities to make life-long friends and meaningful connections with students from across the country. Six nights at the all-new Higgins Hotel and all meals are included throughout the program, as well as a ride on PT-305, the world’s only completely restored, combat-veteran Patrol Torpedo boat.

Normandy Academy begins in New Orleans with three days of engaging educational experiences on our Museum campus before continuing abroad to Normandy, France, where history comes to life on our uniquely-designed student tour. This extraordinary program takes place from June 28 – July 9, 2020, for college students. The high school program, July 12- 23, 2020, is currently fully subscribed with a waiting list. The National WWII Museum is a leader in educational travel, and this experience truly has the opportunity to change the lives of your students. By learning about the darkness that was defeated through D-Day and beyond, your students are sure to be inspired, awed, and deeply impacted by this program. All meals, as well as exclusive tours and VIP access to rarely-visited sites, are included in the registration fees.


The Museum deeply values and thanks educators for the hard work they do. We are thrilled at the prospect of continuing the lessons you’ve taught in the classroom with these summer programs.

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