Why Global Leadership Forum?

Why Global Leadership Forum?

Global Leadership Forum is exciting, but challenging. It dares youth to step out of their comfort zone into a more global mindset and perspective physically, emotionally, and intellectually. GLF creates an safe and structured environment for participants to feel comfortable being uncomfortable with what they know and do not know.

“Thanks for a great experience for our daughter.  She learned and struggled and grew over the three weeks and feels much more capable and prepared to pursue her project.” – Parent of a 2018 Participant

Key outcomes of the program include increased confidence, self-awareness, and a deeper global perspective. Most significant, however, are the skills required to forge connections with people who live, speak, and think differently. Participants leave with better non-violent communication and collaboration skills; leave with tools to engage in conflict constructively; and learn the many styles of being a leader and how to be a leader.

“This program was phenomenal for our daughter – she came back confident and curious about the world. We can’t thank you enough.” Parent of a 2017 Participant

Our experience, educated, and trained staff members work to supervise and mentor participants to make sure they have a positive and empowering learning experience. They also serve as inspiring role models to participants who need courageous global citizens to emulate and support them going forward.

“I’m deeply grateful to the team for all their incredible hard work and for giving our son this life-changing experience. He has come back a different person – with a new outlook on the world and has made so many deep, lasting connections.” – Parent of a 2018 Participant


Contact GLF@uwc-usa.org for all inquiries.

"We love this program, the global challenges it addresses and the insights, maturity and passion our children came away with about being strong females who want to change the world. It is a very encouraging program for youth today."

— GLF 2018 Parent