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Enrich your Global Young Leaders Conference experience!

You can extend your GYLC experience by attending one of three optional program extensions: The Pre-Program Orientation in Washington, DC, the Early Arrival option, and the Post-Program Cultural Extension in New York City. You may choose to enroll in any or all of these options during online enrollment.

Pre-Program Orientation – Washington, DC

Jumpstart 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 a top Washington DC 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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Capitol Hill

2017 Pre-Program Orientation dates:

    • June 17–19
    • July 1–3
    • July 15–17

Early Arrival Option

Arrive in Washington DC a day early to settle in and get a good night's rest before GYLC kicks off on Monday. You'll spend Sunday night with GYLC staff members and other scholars, and have the chance to get to know each other over breakfast and lunch on Monday.

Post-Program Cultural Extension – New York City

Extend your stay in New York City by an additional four days. Find out more!