Global Leaders Program

A group of students talk on the QuadThe Global Leaders Program (GLP) is an experiential program designed to give domestic and international students real-world practice in problem-solving, cross-cultural communication, and organizational support throughout their undergraduate career. This is a cohort-based program that students begin during their first year at the University.

Applying a human-centered design framework, students, guided by mentors, develop innovative solutions to social challenges posed by local and global organizations. Challenge prompts range from the holistic integration of refugees into their host community to the interplay of public health and social equity.

The objective for each semester is identical: develop mutually beneficial relationships between the students and participating community partners. Students provide research and professional support to organizations and, in turn, develop the critical skills necessary to be impactful leaders in the global marketplace. 


For more information, contact Nikia Brown, associate director of intercultural & global learning, international student experience.

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