Global Scholar Summer Program for Young Global Leaders

    Global Scholar Summer Program for Young Global Leaders


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Application Deadline: 07/01/21
    • Call: (202) 709-6172
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    Global Scholar equips youth leaders to be bold and visionary changemakers around urgent global challenges. Join us to learn about global issues from experts, build tools for transformative action, and launch careers in international affairs. Global Scholars learn with and from some of the brightest young minds working on these issues.

    Global Scholar prepares youth to be visionary leaders and bold changemakers around urgent global challenges. Global Scholar offers a unique curriculum that combines intimate policy seminars with powerful skills training you won’t get anywhere else. This gives Global Scholars the robust knowledge, deep self-awareness, and marketable skills they need to become successful students, citizens, leaders, change makers, and professionals in our increasingly globalized world. Global Scholars: 

    Learn about global challenges from the experts:

    Global Scholars explore global issues including security, poverty, climate change, refugees, immigration, global health, and human rights through seminars with experts working in government, think tanks, non-profit organizations, academia and more. Scholars also meet with embassies and Senate offices. Recent speakers include:

    Joye Braun, Indigenous Environmental Network * Vincent Defourny, UNESCO Geneva Liaison * Ambassador Liberata Mulamula * Representative Yvette Clarke (NY-9) * Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Bloomberg School of Public Health * Jonathon Price, Aspen Institute * Dr. Maria Neira, World Health Organization * Michael Breen, Human Rights First * Ambassador Makeda Antoine-Cambridge * Jennifer Rigg, Global Campaign for Education

    Participate in Cutting-Edge Action Lab Training Workshops:

    Our signature Action Lab is the only place where young global leaders will build tools for transformative action around issues they care about. Through fast-paced workshops Scholars explore their identity, build skills to engage, understand, and interact with others; and strengthen their ability to plan and lead change. These skills are put right into practice through daily challenges and small group projects Scholars launch during the program. 

    Take the next steps towards a career in international affairs: 

    A favorite highlight of the Global Scholar experience is discovering careers, schools and opportunities in international affairs, through career panels, career mapping, and conversations with professionals working in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, as well as representatives from scholarship, fellowship, and study abroad programs. We also tour local universities.

    And of course, we have lots of time to explore Washington, D.C. and build inspiring friendships with peers equally motivated to pursue leadership opportunities and careers in public and international affairs.

    Welcome to the AMP Global Youth Family!

    Together we are building a movement of powerful global leaders. The Global Scholar experience is one step on that journey. Alumni can continue building skills and making an impact through year-round opportunities including virtual trainings, leadership positions in the AMP Global Youth network, and the chance to win small grant funding for projects or campaigns. Over 100,000 youth have participated in our programs since we were founded by students at Yale after 9/11, and our alumni have gone on to lead student organizations; work for international organizations, the UN, the State Department and more; participate in prestigious gap year and language programs; and enroll at top institutions like Harvard, Columbia, Yale and the University of Chicago. Most importantly, they’ve developed a good sense of how they can have an impact on issues they care about, and launched their careers with a firm sense of purpose and strong set of skills to succeed.

    Cost and Session Information

    We offer virtual, commuter and residential options throughout July. In 2020, over 15% of the class received scholarships. We are committed to making our program as accessible as possible, and can help students fundraise to cover the tuition.

    Session 1: June 27 – July 9, 2021, Virtual

    Session 2: June 27 – July 9, 2021, Blended (6 days virtual, 5 days in-person)

    Session 3: July 11 – July 23, 2021, Virtual

    Session 4: July 11 – July 23, 2021, Blended (6 days virtual, 5 days in-person)


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