Today’s global society calls for college graduates who are prepared to lead innovation, think entrepreneurially and shape democratic ideals. The Global Leadership Initiative guides students to graduate as critical thinkers ready to lead on the global stage.
Each fall, faculty selects a cohort of freshmen and names them Global Leadership Fellows. These students participate in seminars, courses and out-of-classroom experiences crafted to help them become engaged, articulate global citizens. Junior year, Fellows study abroad, intern or conduct research outside the classroom. Senior year, they work together on capstone projects.
The University has secured $1 million in private support for the Global Leadership Initiative. The goal is to raise another $2 million for the first phase of the program. This support helps students travel abroad, pay for weekend leadership retreats, provide faculty stipends and more.
President Engstrom says most of all, he wants the University to be a place of opportunity where students can succeed. The Global Leadership Initiative is just one more example of UM’s investment in the best minds it has to offer the new Global Century.
Watch a video of interviews with Global Leadership Fellows to hear about their experience firsthand.
To make a gift to the Global Leadership Initiative today, please complete the form below.
To find out how to support the Global Leadership Initiative, contact Ric Thomas, Vice President.