Leading student teams in cross cultural experiences is one of the toughest jobs there is. Most of the time, it's executed by volunteers who have real jobs and young families and give up vacation time and time with their kids to shepherd students to another culture. The set of responsibilities is huge and never ending. If you have teenagers in your house, this is not a surprise and you probably think some of these people are crazy.
However, there are things you can do to help your leaders be their best. You can give them some leadership tools. You can help them see culture with a new perspective. You can teach them the good and bad things that can happen with teams.
Summer 2016 will be here before you know it. It's not too early to plan some student missions training. In fact, if you have some kind of oversight for missions and/or students in what you do, this kind of stuff is your responsibility.
The Ember Cast would love to help you prepare your student teams. Get in touch.