Each semester a select cohort of NYU undergraduates participate in the Global Leadership Scholars Program at NYU Washington, DC. This highly competitive program, which is open to current or rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all three of NYU’s degree-granting campuses—in New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai—fosters the practice of ethical and inclusive leadership and prepares students to assume leadership roles in the public and private sectors.
By taking an intensive leadership course and participating in experiential learning opportunities, students in the program develop a stronger sense of self-awareness and purpose, practice creating change with their peers, and learn how to collaborate with others to achieve results. Scholars may enroll in courses in business, economics, journalism, politics, public policy, or other subjects related to their major while maintaining a full-time course load.
Mentoring, professional networking, and special cocurricular events enrich their academic experience. Through these activities, as well as their course work, scholars discover the meaning of global leadership in the 21st century.