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.
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Global Scholar Intensive: 12 day Programs
Session 1: June 26-July 7, American University, Washington, DC
$4340 -> Now $2840 Residential, $2290 Commuter
Session 2: July 17-July 28, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
$4340 -> Now $3540 Residential, $2290 Commuter
All of our programs kick off with the two day virtual Power Up, bringing together youth leaders and experts from around the globe to jumpstart our thinking around the global system, change making, and the power of youth. The group then continues their journey in Washington, D.C. for powerful workshops, site visits, social events, and sightseeing. We are based at either American University (Session 1) or Georgetown University (Session 2), which offer comfortable dorms, tasty food, and a green and pleasant campus.
Session 1 (June 26-July 7) meets virtually June 26 and June 27, then at American University for the duration of the program. Scholars should arrive in DC on Weds June 28 by 5pm. The in-person program concludes the morning of Friday July 7. Students will be dropped at airports by 9am that day, and parents picking Scholars up in person should do so by noon.
Session 2 (July 17-28) meets virtually July 17 and 18, then at Georgetown University for the duration of the program. Scholars should arrive in DC on Weds June 19 by 5pm. The in-person program concludes the morning of Friday July 28. Students will be dropped at airports by 9am that day, and parents picking Scholars up in person should do so by noon. Read more about the Washington, D.C. program here.
Global Scholar Intensive: 5-7 Day Programs
Session 3: July 9-14, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
$2450 -> Now $1930 Residential. Contact us for commuter pricing.
Join us for this exciting one-week program to supercharge your leadership and changemaking skills; connect with youth leaders and experts; and expand your understanding of some of the biggest global challenges facing us today.
Every morning we’ll explore and practice key skills for social change, including:
- Connecting for global change, including: mobilizing values, sharing story, employing empathy, and connecting across our differences.
- Designing a more just world, including: complex problem-solving, design thinking, and systems thinking, and
- Launching bold ideas for big impact, including: pitching, fundraising, and team-building.
In the afternoons we’ll meet with leaders, including youth leaders, doing the work around our greatest global challenges, including climate change and gender justice. We’ll also have time to explore Washington, D.C., and practice new skills through nightly creative challenges. You’ll leave with a stronger skillset for changemaking, an expanded network, and new connections and community to support your leadership moving forward. Join us for this fast-paced deep dive into youth leadership around our greatest global challenges. The world desperately needs your ideas and input, and we can’t wait to get started! See a full overview of the program on our website here.
Session 4: June 26-July 1, Online
$1640 -> May rate extended: $1194
Welcome to our online program! We have been running very engaging and impactful virtual programs for many years, and are excited to welcome another class of inspiring young leaders from around the world.
All of our programs kick off with the virtual Power Up, bringing together youth leaders and experts from around the globe to jump start our thinking around the global system, change making, and the power of youth. The group then continues their journey online, with live conversations, powerful workshops, small group bonding, and social events. Scholars joining the virtual program sign up for either a 9am-3pm ET or 12pm-6pm ET track. Every day begins with a group meeting, followed by an issue seminar with a global expert and/or a training workshop. Most days Scholars also meet with their breakout group, led by one of our skilled facilitators. While Scholars might have the occasional evening reflection assignment, more often they are joining virtual social events hosted by our alumni. Last year’s events included virtual dance party, quiz night, campfire, and more. See a full overview of the program on our website here.
Climate, Gender and Youth. American University
June 26-July 2. Price: $1470
Join us for a powerful session tackling three of our most critical global issues: climate change, gender, and youth development. Led in partnership with YOULead Africa, which mobilizes youth across East Africa, this transformative experience will challenge you to think about how issues interact, how our experiences inform our work, and how we can inspire and mobilize others to be part of the change we so desperately need.
Montgomery, Alabama. Legacy Museum & National Peace and Justice Memorial
July 27-31. Price: $1285
Join us for a transformative experience in Montgomery, Alabama exploring some of our greatest structural challenges today, while building our skills to be dynamic and powerful leaders equipped to navigate our current environment. Scholars will visit the Legacy Museum and National Civil Rights Memorial, learning about how the legacy of slavery continues to surface in all of the issues we face today, including mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline. They will also deepen their skills and understanding of how to lead peers and communities to speak out about these challenges and more.
OUR FEE STRUCTURE
We are committed to ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from this life-changing experience. Our “pay what you can” model makes this valuable experience as accessible as possible for families. Please review suggested fees below. All fees can be made via our payment page here.
Session 1: June 26-July 7 (12 days)
Based at American University
$4340. Special spring rate: $2840 Residential, $2290 Commuter
Session 2: July 17-28 (12 days)
Based at Georgetown University
$4340. Special spring rate: $3540 Residential, $2290 Commuter
Session 3: July 9-14 (6 days)
Based at Georgetown University
$2450. Special spring rate: $1930 Residential
Session 4: June 26-July 1 (6 days)
$1640. Special spring rate: $1194
Climate, Gender and Youth: June 26-July 2 (7 days)
Based at American University
Global Scholar: Montgomery & Legacy Museum: July 27-31 (5 days)
Held in Montgomery, AL
NOTES ABOUT PRICING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
- 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. GlobalScholar@AMPGlobalYouth.org.
Do more, save more!
Sign up for more than one summer program, and receive $100 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 $100 (12 day programs) or $50 (5-6 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: GlobalScholar@AMPGlobalYouth.org.
APPLICATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINES
We process and release application decisions within 7 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.
SWITCHING OR CANCELING PROGRAMS
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, excluding your non-refundable Application Fee.
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.