Global Young Leaders Academy

The Global Young Leaders Academy (GYLA) provides a two-week intensive summer experience at Wharton.  It adopts an entrepreneurial theme to give students a taste of accounting, marketing, management and finance knowledge. Students are required to develop a team-based business plan at the end.

Program Information

2018 Session Dates:

Session A: June 2 – June 16, 2018
Session B: June 16 – July 30, 2018
Session C: July 7 – July 21, 2018
Session D: July 21 – August 4, 2018

Eligibility: Current international high school students (9th to 12th grades) with demonstrated academic accomplishments and a strong interest in business. Many may not have a business curriculum in their schools. Students must be at least 15 years of age upon start date of the program.
Program location: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
Program fee: $5,110 plus a refundable security deposit of US $500. It covers tuition, activities, housing, most meals, ground transportation and medical insurance while at the program. However, it does not cover airfare, international travel insurance or visa costs.

 

Program Highlights

  • Business discussions with Wharton faculty
  • In-depth learning on core business concepts and skills from select KWHS high school teachers
  • Interactive college admissions workshop
  • Bonding with selected Penn undergraduate students who serve as your residential advisors, through group projects and cultural activities
  • Opportunity to work in a team and create a step-by-step business plan
  • Visits to local startups and Q&A with executives
  • Participation in a community service project
  • Weekend field trips

 

Application

Application fee: KWHS waives the application fee in hopes of encouraging students from all backgrounds to apply for the program.
Application deadline: Application is on a rolling basis.
Application materials:

  • A completed online application
  • High school transcript
  • A completed and signed teacher recommendation form
  • A 500-word essay

Please apply HERE through Braingain Magazine. Braingain Magazine is the event collaborator of KWHS on the Global Young Leaders Academy. Braingain Magazine provides administrative support and KWHS is wholly responsible for reviewing applications and providing all academic content for the GYLA program.

*The admission process for the program is completely independent to that of Penn or Wharton. Participation in the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy does NOT guarantee admission into Penn or Wharton.