Application

Students will be selected for the program based on their prior academic and leadership experience, the extent to which they will benefit from the GLI experience, and the extent to which they can contribute to the learning of the whole GLI group. Please note: The essay portion of the application is most important in the selection decision because successful leadership requires outstanding thinking and communication skills.

To Apply

  1. Provide the information requested in the application checklist.
  2. Download and complete the application form. After you download it, use "save as" and add your name to the end of the document name.
  3. Request a recommendation from a faculty member or academic adviser familiar with your leadership interests and your ability to function well in a foreign country. This receommendation should be sent via e-mail to Dr. Caldwell (see contact information below) directly from the person completing the recommendation.
  4. Submit a current résumé.
  5. Request one additional letter of recommendation from a supervisor of employment or volunteer experience (preferably on letterhead) that can be sent via e-mail to Dr. Caldwell directly from the person writing the recommendation.
  6. Candidates must participate in a personal interview with Dr. Caldwell or Ms. Rothrock.

Application Checklist

  1. Completed GLI_Application_Form.pdf
  2. Résumé
  3. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member of academic advisor (sent directly to Dr. Caldwell).
  4. Second letter of reference (sent directly to Dr. Caldwell).

Application Deadline

The completed application must be received by 5:00 pm on April 24, 2014. Please send all materials electronically to:

Dr. Linda Caldwell, Director, Global Leadership Initiative

lindac@psu.edu

If sending application materials is difficult electronically, materials may also be mailed to:

Dr. Linda Caldwell, Director, Global Leadership Initiative

801 Ford Building

University Park, PA 16828

Students will be notified in mid to late April of the selection committee’s decision.