International Leadership for Social Impact

University of Pennsylvania - Residential Program

The Only International Leadership Program of Its Kind

Do you have what it takes to become a global leader?

The International Leadership for Social Impact program teaches the crucial skills for future careers in global leadership — and the keys to becoming an engaged global citizen.

Each week, students focus on one of the four United Nations pillars. Each pillar prompts real-life simulations, decadent international cuisine, lectures by international leaders and trips to destinations including Washington, D.C. and the United Nations in New York City.

During simulations, you will be assigned a role as a world leader and thrown into a real-world situation or crisis. From public speaking and debate to critical thinking and confidence, you will grow as a future leader.

You and your team will design your own non-government organization (NGO) that raises awareness for an “invisible” issue — that is, an issue that lies under the radar but stands to make a huge impact when solved. Compete against classmates in front of a panel of professional judges for a real donation you can put toward your cause!

Collectively, these experiences give you a firsthand, unprecedented glimpse into life as a global leader.

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