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Enrich your Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) experience!

You can further enhance your GYLC experience by including three optional program extensions: the Early Arrival option, the Pre-Program Orientation in Washington, DC, and City Adventures: New York City. You may choose to enroll in all or any of these options during online enrollment.

Pre-Program Orientation – Washington, DC

Jump-start your GYLC experience by arriving in Washington, DC two days early to get settled and meet other GYLC students. The Pre-Program Orientation includes:

  • An introduction to cross-cultural communication strategies
  • A visit to George Mason University, where you will get an inside look at the college admissions process
  • An Admissions Q&A session with university staff
  • Time to explore Washington, DC landmarks, including the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Capitol Hill

2020 Pre-Program Orientation Dates:

    • June 28-30
    • July 12-14

Early Arrival

Arrive a day early to Washington, DC and get a good night's rest before the start of your program.

  • If you are enrolled in the Pre-Program Orientation, which begins on Sunday, select the Saturday Early Arrival option
  • If you are enrolled in GYLC only, which begins on Tuesday, select the Monday Early Arrival option

Students will meet GYLC staff and other scholars the night they arrive, and will be provided with breakfast and lunch the following day.


City Adventures: New York City

Extend your stay in New York City by an additional three nights. Find out more!