Sustainability & the Environment

No programme that has a focus on future success would be complete without a part of the curriculum being dedicated to sustainability and the environment. Our curriculum works hard to embrace the United Nation’s ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ in all of our destinations and covers such important topics as greener energy, climate change and corporate social responsibility. We want our future leaders to be sociably aware and responsible and ensure they are driving positive change not only for themselves but for the world within which they live.

Sample Subject Modules

Climate change – climate action

Based on the UN sustainable development goals, this hugely significant module looks at the many impacts climate change already has and will have on our planet and the many actions that can be taken to reduce these impacts.

Ecology and climate change

Ecology looks at the relationship between living organisms including human beings, plants and animals. How these various relationships may impact their habitats and each other and how climate change plays a part in ecology.


This module seeks to increase student knowledge of the key principles of sustainability, sometimes known as the ‘3 P’s’, ‘People, Profit and Planet’. We look at the foundations of the concept and how the environment, society and the economy all play a part in sustainability.

Responsible Consumption & Production

Based on one of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals, this interesting subject looks at how the “unsustainable patterns of consumption and production” play a hugely negative part in climate change, pollution and the loss of biodiversity.

Greener Energies

Green, clean and renewable energies are critical to minimising the negative impacts years of using inefficient, polluting energies has had on our planet. Students will learn more about new sources of energy and how governments and global organisations such as the UN are working towards access to greener energies for all.

Green Living

What are our own carbon footprints like? How can we all improve our own approach to green living? What exactly is green living? A study of best practices, and how every person can play a part, as well as the different global approached to green living.

Green Cities / Green Buildings

Whilst technology and new methods of building and creating new cities and buildings supports sustainability, the real dilemma for our future changemakers is how we leave no one behind. Looking at some of the aspects covered in the UN sustainable development goals this exciting module looks at what is already being done and how this can be taken to a grander scale to support even the poorest of communities.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Students will look at this important business model and how it ensures that private companies and institutions ensure they are more socially responsible and how they are accountable in the work that they do both to their staff, key stakeholders and the wider public.


Students will cover biodiversity and the ecosystem. We will explore the most, and least, biodiverse places on the planet and how biodiversity is critical to the fine balance of life.

Guest Speakers

In all of our destinations our students have the opportunity to hear from and learn from experts in their field. Whether it is a leading activist with environmental awareness at their heart, one of the world’s top minds in the fields of AI and technology of the future, or a leader in the business world coming to talk to the students about entrepreneurship, our guest speakers are an exciting addition to our programme.

Sharing real life experiences or years of academic research, our guest speakers are well placed to enhance the topics our students are learning about and they are an important part of the programme.

Explore our guest speakers in each of our destinations.

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Global Achievers Academy encourages its students to engage in meaningful experiences and contribute to the local community, as well as the global community.

Our volunteering sessions provide students with the opportunity to make a difference locally and create a more holistic learning experience that supports their personal growth.

Volunteering is a great addition to anyone’s resume or college/university application. Our experiences help to expose our students to people, places or events that they many not otherwise be exposed to in their home countries.