The Global Scholar team is committed to supporting your change making however works best for you. Don’t sit this summer out! The world desperately needs your bold and creative energy. Scroll down for a summary of programs, dates, pricing, scholarships, and more! Note: We offer scholarship support to about 50% of the class each year, and the vast majority of scholarships are partial.

Global Scholar 2024 Programs

Session 1: DC Intensive. Sat June 29-Sat July 6*.  $2100. Georgetown University

Session 2: DC Intensive. Sat July 6 – Sat July 13*.  $1600. Georgetown University

Session 3: DC Intensive. Sun July 14-Sun July 21* $2100. Georgetown University

CLOSED. Session 4: Civil Rights and Leadership. Mon July 22-Sat July 27*$1600 -> Discounted to $1240 (April-June 15) / $1500 (after June 15). Montgomery, Alabama

Session 5: Intensive Pack: Any two programs above*. $3350 / $3600. Georgetown University.

CLOSED. Session 6: Virtual. Sat June 22, Sun June 23, Sun June 30, Sat July 20, Sun July 28*. $425. Online, 12-3pm ET each program day.

* All of this summer’s Scholars are invited to join three virtual Power Up Workshops, bringing together youth from across our programs and around the world. The first Power Up is on June 23, and highlights the youth climate movement in Brazil.  Additional Power Ups are on Mon July 15 and Mon July 29. These are bonus offerings to this summer’s participants; they are not required for those with other commitments on these dates.

Programs Overview:

All of our programs are structured around our three learning pillars: exploring what it means to be a young global citizen, deepening understanding of our greatest global challenges, and building skills to be a bold and visionary change maker. Our learning is hands on, through site visits, small-group discussions, projects, and applied activities. We place a premium on peer-to-peer learning, and many of our speakers are youth leaders and experts. Read more about our curriculum here, and check out past speakers here.

More on the Washington, D.C. Programs.
Our Washington, D.C.  programs are based at Georgetown University. We travel frequently to downtown Washington D.C. to meet with experts and policymakers.

More on Global Scholar: Civil Rights and Leadreship. In Montgomery, Alabama at the Legacy Museum & National Peace and Justice Memorial, and Selma, Alabama.
Our new Montgomery, Alabama experience is centered around the movement for civil rights in the United States, and how we can apply that work to our leadership today. Site visits will include: the Legacy Museum and National Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, and key sites in Selma including the National Voting Rights Museum. We will explore the connection between slavery and current issues including mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline. Our workshops will focus on how to apply these lessons to our work as youth leaders and changemakers in our communities. Scholars will stay in double rooms in a local hotel, alongside our staff. Read more about the program here.

More on Global Scholar: Virtual.
Our popular virtual program is back, meeting five times throughout the summer. Scholars will connect with youth leaders from around the globe, and learn from experts on the ground leading change on our greatest challenges. Scholars will stay connected with virtual peers between session days, working on applied assignments and challenges in small groups. They will also connect with our DC participants. This is a great option for Scholars who can’t travel to DC or the US, and/or have other summer obligations preventing them from doing an in-person program.



We are committed to ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from this life-changing experience. Please review suggested fees below. All fees can be made via our payment page here.

Our Early Bird Discount expired on Feb 15.

Until April 15: The cost is $2100 for 8 day programs, $1800 for 7 day programs, and $3300 for 16 day programs.

After April 15:: The cost is $2350 for 8 day programs, $1950 for 7 day programs, and $3450 for 16 day programs.

We offer the most competitive and affordable pricing of our peers. We are a non-profit organization with the mission of supporting rising young global leaders, not a company looking to extract exorbitant sums from students and their families.

  • Last year we offered need-based financial aid to 50% of the Global Scholar class.
  • We process financial aid applications after students are accepted to the program. We do not charge an application fee. Therefore if your participation is dependent upon financial aid, please apply to the program and if/once you’re accepted we will explain next steps. Please keep in mind that we rarely offer full scholarship funding to attend the program.
  • You’ll find our fees are significantly lower than those of any similar program. We are not a business looking to extract exorbitant fees from students and their families. Rather, we charge the actual cost of running the program. Please keep this in mind when requesting aid and/or comparing programs.

Commute to the program
Commuting is a great option if you live in the broader Washington, DC area. You’ll find commuter rates above, and please contact us with any questions.

Do more, save more!
Sign up for more than one summer program, and receive significant discount off both. Discounts are based on full tuition rates, and will be pro-rated accordingly.

Bring a friend!
When you and a friend both sign up for a program, we’ll give both of you a discount of $50 (8 day programs) or $100 (16 day program)

Welcome back, alums!
Alumni of our Global Scholar programs are enthusiastically welcomed back into a new program with a 25% discount off the full program fee.

Contact us at any time with questions:


We process and release application decisions within 8-10 days. Once informed of acceptance, applicants will have 10 days to confirm and pay a $250 registration fee to hold their spot. Applicants can choose to pay the entire program fee at once, or via a payment plan throughout the spring.


You can make payments via our online application system, through which you applied to the program. Should you ever need to make a separate or unique payment, you can do so through our general payment page here.


You can switch programs at no cost through May 15, space permitting.


We work hard to keep costs low and to provide a valuable program that is priced well below our competitors.

If you cancel within 30 days of the start date of your Global Scholar session, you won’t receive a refund. If you cancel within 60 days but more than 30 days to the start date of your Global Scholar, you will receive a refund of 50% of the amount you’ve paid.

If we are forced to cancel in-person programming due to public health or other requirements, any student who has been accepted to an in-person program is welcome to switch to a virtual session, or receive a full refund of any fees paid.

Space in our programs is extremely limited, and we have to reserve student housing and vendors well in advance. As a result, our ability to provide refunds is limited strictly to these timetables. We understand that few can afford to pay for a program that they can’t attend, so we strongly encourage you to consider our refund policy when making future plans and to plan carefully.