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YES alumni are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend The Iacocca Global Village for Future Leaders

Expand your global network. Stretch and strengthen your leadership potential. Enter a diverse world of cultures that you will be part of forever.

In this time of unprecedented global challenges and rapidly changing environments, we need leaders who can work and collaborate across boundaries of all kinds, who can excel in a complex and evolving global context and build trusted relationships across diverse sectors, disciplines, and cultures. 

The Iacocca Global Village experience is uniquely designed to meet the needs of these future leaders, bringing young professionals, entrepreneurs, and advanced university students from every continent to live and work together in an intensive and extremely diverse learning community. In the Village, you work in cross-cultural teams on real leadership challenges for organizations across the globe, develop your personal leadership vision and plan, and build a lifelong network of global colleagues, mentors, and friends. Together, you will create new visions for what leadership means in the future.


May-June 2023: Your leadership journey begins with a flexible virtual experience designed to fit around your professional or student obligations. Join an online community of fellow Villagers, mentors, faculty, and alumni, exploring common challenges and aspirations while engaging in cultural exchange and learning with leaders from all continents and fields. Begin work on your leadership plan and create concrete goals that will guide your in-person residency.

June 24-July 29, 2023: Continue your journey with the full-time Global Village residency on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Live and work with fellow Villagers as a diverse community of leaders. Complete a team consulting project for an international organization and continue to work toward your leadership goals. Participate in workshops; design challenges; community service; meetings with community leaders, faculty, global professionals, entrepreneurs and mentors. Enjoy local site visits, events and trips to New York City and Washington D.C. (Trip destinations subject to travel and safety restrictions.)

August-November 2023: Launch a leadership project to take back to your community, company or school. Stay connected to your Village community with continued virtual programming and full access to Iacocca Institute staff, faculty and alumni network mentorship. 

Upon completion of the Iacocca Global Village program, you will join an incredible network of 2,450+ alumni from more than 140 countries!

Are you ready to take the next step in your leadership journey? Learn more and apply.

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. Participants will also pay for their own meals, laundry costs, and personal expenses. Also, please note that evening wear may be required for at least two events during the program.