Global Leadership Program


The Global Leadership Program (GLP) is a collaborative effort involving the International Programs Center, the Office of Leadership and Service Learning, International and Global Studies and the Lloyd International Honors College.  This co-curricular program is open to both undergraduates and graduates who would like a framework for taking advantage of their time at UNCG to develop their 21st Century skill sets.

UNCG's Global Leadership Program is a pioneering and captivating innovation in international education. In a constantly shifting and intricate global society, the Program will be an essential addition to your educational experience. Today's employers want graduates who have done more than just attend university: they are recruiting and retaining people who have proven their potential for a leadership position and possess the knowledge and skills to function internationally.

While initiative, creativity, and communication are all important skills developed in the pursuit of your academic degree, the Global Leadership Program offers participants the opportunity to build their intercultural awareness, their global leadership skills, and their understanding of the responsibilities that attend global citizenship. These added skills will be invaluable assets that will provide you with a competitive edge in today's globalized environment.

"The Global Leadership Program at UNCG will afford students interested in international and global societies and issues an opportunity to hone the range of skills they will need to develop as leaders and, more importantly, as engaged world citizens with an appreciation of the importance of intercultural understanding reinforced by their own international experiences."

In today’s world ideas, cultures, products, media and people traverse national borders continuously.  As a result, UNCG alumni will increasingly work in international and global contexts and will need to understand, adapt to and practice concepts that could only have been imagined a few years ago. Leadership, citizenship and cross-cultural understanding have taken on new meanings and have become essential for the successful citizen of the new globalized world.

The Global Leadership Program (GLP) is open to all domestic and international students at UNCG, demonstrating the University’s commitment to the core value of internationalization and to the importance of enhancing the competencies of its graduates. The GLP welcomes students from all disciplines, whether in the liberal arts or the professional schools.
The core concepts of intercultural understanding, experiential learning and skills development promoted by the GLP will distinguish participants as individuals prepared to assume roles as effective global citizens.


Upon successful completion of the Global Leadership Program, UNCG students should possess a set of skills that enhance their development as leaders and, more importantly, as engaged world citizens with an appreciation of the importance of intercultural understanding reinforced by having applied these principles in their own international experiences.

img1 What will you be doing ?

The Program involves:

  1. participation in 5 GLP Colloquia (3 required “core” colloquia and 2 “elective”);
  2. attendance and networking at international/global lectures and events (minimum average 2 per semester);
  3. engagement in a range of international “experiences” at UNCG and abroad (200 points);
  4. completion of an e-Portfolio (electronic portfolio) documenting the above + a resumé  and personal goals statement.
img1 What will you get out of it ?

The GLP adds value to any UNCG degree by providing:

  1. another framework for integrating study abroad experiences into personal, academic, and professional growth;
  2. opportunities for increased global awareness and socially responsible citizenship;
  3. engagement in a range of international experiential opportunities at UNCG and abroad;
  4. leadership skills development within an international and global context;
  5. an enhanced intercultural understanding;
  6. evidence of extra-curricular learning on resumes;
  7. interaction with distinguished scholars and inspiring professionals;
  8. a network of peers striving for international and global personal and professional development.