About the Global Young Leaders Conference
World Experiences for 21st Century Leaders
Set yourself apart in today’s globally competitive world. At the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC), you will be inspired to expand your horizons by fully exploring cultural differences, gaining firsthand exposure to the challenges of international diplomacy, developing your passion for international affairs while exploring a future career, and gaining a fresh, new global perspective.
This 10-day leadership journey provides an out-of-classroom learning experience and rigorous curriculum that equips students from across the United States and more than 145 countries with the confidence, independence, skills, and global competitiveness required of the next generation of leaders.
At GYLC, you will develop into a true global citizen, acquire in-demand leadership skills, and get the travel experience of a lifetime — all in just 10 days. You will have the opportunity to visit international embassies, participate in Global Issues workshops – during which leading authorities present various 21st century challenges impacting our world – and hone the communication, decision-making, and negotiation skills you need to be a 21st century world leader.
By completing this program, you are eligible to receive college credit from George Mason University.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2019-20 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.