YES Alumni are eligible to apply for a scholarship to
attend The Global
Village for Leaders.
The Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry is a five week intensive program on the Lehigh University campus that will take place on June 26 – July 31, 2021. Villagers will learn and live among a culturally diverse group of more than 100 peers from more than 45 countries. Global Village interns will form business partnerships with a GV Alumni global network of 1,750 leaders from 133 countries; develop team building and entrepreneurial skills; increase global business knowledge and cultural understanding levels; and focus their career path while working with Iacocca staff to map an experience-based plan for success.
A limited number of scholarships are available to YES alumni to attend the Global Village. The scholarship program is administered by American Councils for International Education in cooperation with the Iacocca Institute and funded by the U.S. Department of State. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2021. Apply here.
The scholarship covers the cost of tuition (which is otherwise 7,500 USD), insurance during the program, and visa fees. Tuition fees include instructional material, five weeks of housing, and educational excursions to New York City and Washington, DC. The scholarship does not cover travel to and from the Global Village program. Those chosen for the program are required to pay for their own flights to the U.S. and all travel to get to the Lehigh University campus in the U.S. Selected participants will also pay for their own meals, laundry costs, and personal expenses. Also, please note that evening wear will be required for at least two events throughout the program. A suit for men is considered appropriate, but if the intern chooses to rent a tuxedo or a dress they may do so. Approximate rental cost is $55.00–$65.00.
Learn more about the Global Village experience and apply here.