Our objective is to create a cohort which will be the most culturally diverse experience of our students’ lives. The 180 students will be drawn from every part of the world and represent a diversity of interests, cultures, and backgrounds. Baret Scholars is also committed to fostering a balanced gender representation. They will all be fresh high school graduates, averaging 18 years. Our students will have an enthusiastic, optimistic belief in our mission, a desire to contribute to the class by bringing and sharing a particular interest or expertise, and a commitment to responsible and safe behavior.
Our traveling team consists of 20 full-time professionals accompanying the 180 students. These include 15 Fellows, a Dean, an Associate Dean, a Medical Officer and a Security officer, all of whom will be experts in their fields and have experience managing young adults. This group will be working with our students for a full year, from the day students receive their acceptance letters until students board their planes home from Hokkaido.
Like the students they will serve, Fellows will be taking a gap year of their own, just later in life than the student cohort. They will be chosen from across the globe and will be experts in different fields, such as business, journalism, sports, counseling, universities, law, arts, medicine, film, and photography. Each fellow serves 12 students and develops a deep relationship with them through our advising program.