A GYLA group representing 17 countries visited Wharton's Philadelphia campus in July 2016.
A GYLA group representing 17 countries visited Wharton's Philadelphia campus in July 2016.

Have You Considered Applying for Our Global Young Leaders Academy?

Attention, international high school students! Knowledge@Wharton High School is accepting applications for our Global Young Leaders Academy. GYLA is an intensive two-week summer program for a select group of high school students from outside the U.S. who are currently in 9th to 12th grades. The program introduces students to entrepreneurship and other business concepts, and allows them time to become immersed in the U.S. culture. The academy features Wharton faculty presentations, in-depth learning from high school teachers in the KWHS network, residential activities, field trips, community service, and relationship building with other teens.

GYLA is a unique opportunity for high school students to experience a high-level business and finance education. In the past, more than 125 students from 21 different countries, including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Greece, China, Hong Kong, Pakistan Singapore and India have attended. Last year’s sessions were oversubscribed, with a 400% jump in the number of registered students compared to the previous year. The 2017 program has already received more than 600 registrations from 50 countries.

GYLA participants benefit from the program in many ways. “My experience has been truly amazing. I made a lot of friends from different parts of the world,” said Helen Li, a student from China’s Shanghai High School International Division who participated in the GYLA. “The [Wharton] campus was mesmerizing…It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in business or not, this program will give you an insight into college life in the U.S.A.”

This year’s program dates are:

Session A: June 4 – June 18, 2017
Session B: June 18 – July 2, 2017
Session C: July 9 – July 23, 2017
Session D: July 23 – August 6, 2017

Please visit the KWHS GYLA page for more information on cost and eligibility. Click here to apply through Braingain Magazine, a study-abroad portal that is collaborating with KWHS on this program. Direct your questions to dongnian(at)wharton.upenn.edu.