Build skills to be a bold and visionary global leader.

Global Scholar Session 3. Online, June 26-July 1

About The Program

If you’re fired up about global challenges from climate change to COVID-19 to the fight for racial justice, and committed to getting involved, this is the program for you. Global Scholars are eager to explore, dig deep, and ask tough questions. They know the many issues we face are reflective of complex economic, political and social systems that need to be challenged. And Global Scholars don’t sit on the sidelines and wait for change to happen. They’re committed to exploring their role and power to be part of the solution. Global Scholars are dreamers, builders, and doers. They know it’s up to us to pursue, design and demand our shared future.

Summer 2023 Virtual Program Dates:

Session 3: June 26-July 1, 2023. We begin with our virtual, global Power Up event on June 26-27. The virtual cohort then continues meeting virtually through Saturday, July 1. Throughout the experience Scholars will connect with youth from around the world, including those in our Washington, D.C. program, for special assignments and projects.

Who is this program for?

This program is for rising 9th-12th graders who are curious, bold, and visionary. You do not need any particular prior experience or coursework; the biggest thing we look for is curiosity and eagerness to explore urgent global challenges and become changemakers.

Where will this program take place?

Online! We have been running very engaging and impactful virtual programs for many years.

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.


We also know this has been an incredibly difficult year for many families financially. We are committed to ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from this life-changing experience. Our “pay what you can” model that makes this valuable experience as accessible as possible for families.

The cost of this in-person program is $1194 through June 15, and $1640 after June 15.

Please review suggested fees on our website here.

In 2022, we awarded over $50,000 in need-based scholarships to attend the program.