Global Young Leaders Academy

Wharton’s Global Young Leaders Academy (GYLA) is a rigorous summer program focusing on business and finance for a select group of U.S. and international high school students in grades 9-12. For the past several years, hundreds of students from around the world have attended the GYLA each summer on Wharton’s Philadelphia campus. During the two-week experience, students learn from Wharton faculty and spend quality time in smaller groups exploring new concepts and ideas. They enjoy residential activities, field trips, service projects, campus tours and the chance to build lasting relationships with a diverse and international group of classmates.

“It’s been great. You’re placed in a friendly environment with people who have similar goals and are as motivated as you are. The experience truly becomes better.”

— Daria Viktorovna Konovalova, International School of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

GYLA is a unique opportunity for high school students to experience a high-level business and finance education. We offer two separate GYLA programs in entrepreneurship and finance. Click on the links below to discover all the dates and eligibility details!

For interest in other customized programs, please contact

For current Penn students, we are offering a variety of employment opportunities. Click here to view more details.

*BrainGain Global collaborates with Knowledge@Wharton High School on recruitment and marketing for the Global Young Leaders Academy.