The Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC): Becoming Leaders of Change, is the premier leadership development program for motivated and accomplished students from across the United States and more than 145 countries around the world.
This 10-day leadership journey provides an out-of-classroom learning experience and rigorous curriculum that equips students with the confidence, independence, skills and global competiveness required of the next generation of future leaders. Become a part of GYLC’s rich history when you come together with students from around the world to represent your country and community! Distinguish yourself as a future leader of the 21st century!
Founded in 1985, the Global Young Leaders Conference invites you to fully explore cultural differences, gain firsthand exposure to the challenges of international diplomacy, build confidence and enhance decision-making skills in an atmosphere of mutual respect and that will challenge you to broaden your world view. Choose from one of three exciting conference sites: the United States, China or Europe. You will return home with valuable perspective on your role as a leader in the international community.
By completing this program, you are eligible to receive college credit from George Mason University.
Activities & Benefits
Set yourself apart in today’s globally competitive world. At GYLC, you will be inspired to expand your horizons and explore your future on a whole new level as you work among your peers, interact with leaders in your host country and gain a fresh, new global perspective.