Why Global Scholar?

We're building the next generation of young global leaders, equipped to excel in school and in life! Is that you?

Participants develop a project or campaign to launch in their school or community.

We're run by a national student organization. Scholars learn with and from the brightest young minds working on foreign policy issues today.

Our small size enables us to focus on the growth and learning of each participant.

Program Highlights

  • Learn about global challenges like climate change, human rights, and global poverty directly from the experts.
  • Meet with embassies, leaders, think tanks, Senate offices and non-governmental organizations.
  • Build powerful leadership, communications and social entrepreneurship skills through workshops, simulations and group work.
  • Explore careers in international affairs through meetings with young professionals working in government, politics, campaigns and more!

What Others Are Saying

“Global Scholar was an enlightening experience. I was introduced to exciting new perspectives and I developed analytical and debating skills which have been crucial to success in my senior year and in the application process!”
Marco, Global Scholar Alum
“Global Scholar taught me that every action we take has a global impact. The program taught me to be aware of the impacts of our actions on the global community. After participating, I am more prepared to go out into the world and make it a better place. Global scholar is dedicated to nurturing politically active, well-rounded individuals who are confident in their beliefs, and training them to go out and advocate for their beliefs to ultimately repair and better the world.”
Daniel, Global Scholar Alum
“I was a student in [Global Scholar] and had an excellent experience. The program is highly informative, and proved hugely beneficial during my University studies. I encourage everyone to have this experience."
Will, Global Scholar Alum
“I can honestly say that Global Scholar was the biggest catalyst in getting me where I am today. I was so inspired by the high school students who had such a zeal to learn about the world. I was entirely awestruck by the interns and young employees at AID. I had no idea that college students could have such an impact on the world in such a huge way. I really do owe where I am today to my two weeks at [Global Scholar].”
Adriana, Global Scholar Alum
“I was a part of [Global Scholar] for two summers and had a great experience and met great people. It such a wonderful way to get a diverse group of excellent young scholars together to help address important global issues!” 
Leah, Global Scholar Alum
“I wanted to tell you how much I really loved participating in Global Scholar this summer.  The speakers were so inspirational, particularly, the professor on the first day. The activities outside the classroom were great, too. I learned not only about global issues and how the US deals with these issues, but I learned about myself, too. I learned that there are others, like me, who care about building a better world for ourselves and the future. We can’t be complacent.”
Daphnee, Global Scholar Alum
“As a parent I truly want to thank you for giving my daughter such an enjoyable and gratifying experience. I think what I am most pleased with is that she meet a well rounded group of young people that truly are her peers. In addition the breadth of exposure you and the many speakers gave them to important issues was phenomenal. Her ability to discuss and her interest in following these and similar issues in the media, is definitely apparent.”
Jan, Parent
“In our increasingly interconnected world, students need a global education to succeed. Programs like Global Scholar that connect high school students with international issues help to build a global competence that students can draw on throughout their lives.”
Amy Chua, Professor, Yale Law School