About Summit Global Education:

At Summit Global Education, we are committed to shaping the future leaders of tomorrow by merging educational travel with transformative social impact initiatives. Since 2011, our traveling study abroad programs have led students through the rich and varied markets and cultures of Europe and Brazil. Students have had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant scenes of cities like Barcelona, Paris, London, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo.

Partnering with leading universities across the globe, we facilitate immersive, real-world experiences that extend well beyond the traditional classroom setting. Our programs are meticulously designed to deepen students' understanding of international markets, cultural nuances, and global challenges. Through experiential learning, students are not only exposed to different ways of life but are also encouraged to engage in projects that foster innovation and social entrepreneurship.

Our curriculum integrates practical fieldwork with theoretical learning, ensuring that every participant can connect academic concepts with real-world applications. This hands-on approach is aimed at developing skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and cross-cultural communication, empowering students to initiate meaningful change.

At Summit Global Education, our ultimate goal is to ignite a passion for international education and travel, while also instilling a profound sense of global responsibility and capability for impact. We strive to create not just global citizens, but pioneers of positive transformation who are ready to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.


How our programs work:  Collaborating closely with international universities for academic credit issuance, we thoughtfully design study abroad experiences that foster global understanding and personal growth. Each program is led by experienced professors and open to students from any university, ensuring a comprehensive and engaging global learning journey, irrespective of the home institution.


Our mission

Summit Global Education is devoted to enriching lives through international education. Our mission is not just about imparting knowledge; it's about sparking a love for travel, fostering cross-cultural experiences, and nurturing a spirit of global collaboration. We're driven to provide students with the opportunity to broaden their horizons and grow both personally and academically through our carefully curated international programs.

Our team of experienced advisors is dedicated to providing support every step of the way, from choosing the right program to preparing for your journey and reintegrating upon your return.

Our background

Since our inception in 2011, Summit Global Education has been dedicated to delivering transformative study abroad experiences that go beyond traditional classroom learning. Our programs are situated in some of the world's most dynamic and culturally-rich locations — from the vibrant streets of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to the historic boulevards of Europe's Barcelona, Paris, London, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest.

Our seasoned, multinational team of university professors lead our programs, providing a rich academic context while encouraging cultural immersion and personal growth. We believe in exposing students to real-world experiences and diverse perspectives to enhance their understanding of global issues and strengthen their intercultural communication skills.

Conducted in English, our classes ensure a seamless learning experience for international students. At Summit Global Education, we strive to create an immersive, meaningful experience that provides a stepping stone to personal development, academic enrichment, and a globally-minded future.

What we value
  1. Cultural Tolerance: Encouraging understanding and acceptance of different cultures and perspectives.
  2. Global Engagement: Providing students with opportunities to immerse in different cultures and international settings, broadening their horizons.
  3. Personal and Academic Growth: Facilitating environments that foster personal development and academic enrichment through international education.
  4. Global Awareness: Helping students develop a deeper understanding of global dynamics and issues.
  5. Collaborative Learning: Encouraging learning through interaction with diverse groups of people and through collaborations across borders.
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“There is no doubt that I would recommend the Summit Program. I thought the flow of the program as perfect, not too overwhelming but always something to do. It’s important to find that balance in a study abroad program and I think Summit has managed to do so. I truly believe this is one of the best programs out there. Thanks again!”

William Croghan, Miami University

“I would recommend this program to other students. I really liked the structure and how well we were able to view and capture all aspects of the country of Brazil. Something that surprised me were how nice Brazilians were. Everyone was really patient and willing to go the extra mile for us. These past three weeks have been amazing!”

Kelly Marin, Seton Hall University

“I would 100% recommend this program to other Iowa students. I have learned so much about Brazil and will carry that with me for the rest of my life. Brian and Leo, my professors, are nothing but professional in the classroom and make for a great learning atmosphere. Outside of the classroom, they are fun and friendly; The perfect mix!”

Ryan Burton, University of Iowa

University Partners:

On our Summit Study Study Abroad programs, students have the opportunity to study at some of the best universities in Europe and in Latin America.  For example, in 2015 our courses were held in the following locations:


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On a personal note, Brian is a true global citizen. Born in Canada and raised in Switzerland, where he attended international schools, Brian’s exposure to diverse cultures from an early age has deeply influenced his professional ethos and personal life. He received his education in the United States and began his career with a Japanese company, before moving to New York to work as an analyst. Brian then spent 8 years living in Brazil, and now resides in Miami. In addition to his time living abroad, Brian has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America. These diverse experiences have not only enriched his understanding of different cultures but have also fueled his commitment to using education as a vehicle for social change.


Connect: LinkedIn.com/in/briandbutler



All of our classes are taught in English by a team of experienced and multinational university professors.

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Hi there! My name is Brian Butler, and I am the founder of Summit Global Education.

My curiosity and love for adventure have driven me to travel extensively to countries in Europe, North and South America, and Southeast Asia. Through my travels, I have come to believe that global experiences have the power to transform lives and broaden horizons. They expose us to new perspectives, cultures, and ways of life, and help us develop skills that are invaluable in our personal and professional lives.

I founded Summit Global Education to help other students have the same transformative experience. Our team of experienced advisors is dedicated to helping students find and participate in study abroad programs that align with their academic and personal goals.

We understand that studying abroad can be intimidating, which is why we offer support every step of the way, from choosing the right program to preparing for your journey and reintegrating upon your return.

Whether you're looking to enhance your resume, gain new cultural insights, or simply have an adventure, we're here to help make your study abroad dreams a reality.

Thank you for considering Summit Global Education! I hope we have the opportunity to work with you and help you make the most of your study abroad experience.

Brian Butler
brian @ SummitGlobalEducation . com

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Examples:  Some of our previous Summit Global Education programs:

Each year, we hold our Global Summit events in different cities and in different regions.  For example, here are some examples we ran in the past:

Contact Summit Global Education

Director of Summit Global Education:


  • info @SummitGlobalEducation.com
  • director @SummitGlobalEducation.com

Office Address:

  • 732 Santander Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Note:  Our distributed global team has been working from home since the start of the global pandemic in March of 2020

Legal Address:

  • Summit Global Education, LLC
    12555 Biscayne Blvd. #911,
    North Miami, FL 33181-2597
  • Note:  just use this address for taxes, or formal legal mail. All other requests should be sent to our office listed above.

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