Our partnership model
Schools and universities around the world partner with News Decoder, typically through annual, recurring partnerships. Our academic partners leverage News Decoder’s editorial team and exclusive online educational resources to help students develop core global citizenship competencies.
News Decoder partners with schools and universities of diverse means and missions. We are particularly well-placed to partner with schools that have:
- an international outlook or commitment to global citizenship;
- a robust global studies or experiential education program;
- an IB Diploma Programme;
- a Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) curriculum component;
- journalism or media classes, clubs or programs;
- a strong commitment to co-curriculars or extra-curriculars;
- an openness to innovative educational methods;
- an interest in developing any of the above.
The academic partners enrolled in News Decoder’s program are members of the not-for-profit Nouvelles-Découvertes and are eligible to participate in its annual general meeting. As such, they play a critical role in shaping News Decoder’s strategy and future.
Our academic partners
News Decoder currently has 19 academic partners spread across 14 countries. Their profiles are included below.
African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing and connecting future leaders who will address Africa’s greatest challenges and accelerate its growth. ALA is based in Johannesburg and brings together students from 46 African countries. It offers students mentorship and leadership training at ALA and throughout their lives.
Friends Seminary is the oldest continuously co-educational school in New York City. Its mission is to cultivate practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking and coherent expression. Its program is rooted in Quaker beliefs and aims to prepare students for a life of service to their communities.
The Hewitt School is an all-girls school based in Manhattan. Its motto — “By Faith and Courage” — animates its teaching philosophy. Hewitt encourages girls to have faith in themselves, to take risks and to bounce back from failures. Its academic program is built around four pillars: presence, empathy, research and purpose.
Indiana University is a public research university that serves more than 40,000 students in Bloomington, Indiana. The Media School at Indiana University teaches broadcast, journalism, public relations and other forms of communication. Students at the university’s Media School participate in News Decoder’s program.
King’s Academy is a co-educational boarding and day school for middle and high school students. The school is located in Madaba, Jordan, and was founded by HM King Abdullah II of Jordan. Its mission is to develop and empower young leaders to drive change within and beyond their communities. It educates students to be independent, creative and responsible leaders.
La Jolla Country Day School is an independent college-preparatory day school in La Jolla, San Diego, California. La Jolla’s mission is to prepare students for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth and social responsibility.
Miss Porter’s School is an all-girls school founded in 1843 and located in Farmington, Connecticut. Miss Porter’s mission is to educate young women to be informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens. It expects its graduates to shape a changing world.
Transylvania College in Cluj, Romania delivers a progressive 21st century education by focusing on four main strands: Academics, Leadership, Wellbeing and Global Awareness. Its educational philosophy is that students learn best when they feel part of the process, take responsibility for their development and feel that they matter as an individuals. Transylvania College is a member of Round Square and COBIS and has been awarded British School Overseas status.
Become an academic partner
We partner with academic institutions around the world. We would love to hear from you if you’re interested in learning more about our program or exploring a potential partnership.