Global Leadership Program

Training Today’s Young Adults to Become Tomorrow’s Global Leaders

The Global Leadership Program, for high school students from grades 9 through 11, is designed to help teens and young adults become better students, college applicants, and global citizens. Participants put their newly acquired skills to use working collaboratively on a service project of their choice, with proceeds donated toward Pearl S. Buck International’s mission and work. At the completion of the program, students and their families celebrate their success at a graduation ceremony, knowing that they have made a contribution to the world. 

Summer 2024 Dates

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Summer Session Week 1: June 17-21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Summer Session Week 2 (Project Week): July 15-19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


The application process for Global Leadership is now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please contact us at We will consider late applications on a case by case basis.

How to Apply


Pay the administration fee through our secure online form.


Fill out the editable PDF application form, then download.


Have 2 references fill out the editable PDF recommendation form.


Email all 3 forms to by session application deadline.

What you can expect:

  • Engagement in discussions, simulations, and community service
  • Relationship and team building with teens from multiple high schools and differing backgrounds
  • Honing communication, leadership, organization, and decision-making skills
  • Building cultural and diversity awareness
  • Opportunities to collaborate, work creatively, and give back to Pearl S. Buck International’s mission and work

What we will expect from you:

  • For our virtual sessions: Access to a computer with camera, audio, and strong internet connection (if you do not have these capabilities, we can still work with you! Please let us know if you will require technology)
  • Involvement and active participation in discussions, sharing, and coursework
  • Commitment to meetings
  • All students are to adhere to the same standards of behavior whether online or in person. For our virtual sessions: Everything the students post in the chat window can be viewed by our instructors. We will be asking students to sign an online waiver

The Winter/Spring Global Leadership Program session is sponsored by a generous donation from students from the Telugu Association of Greater Delaware Valley youth group ( and in partnership with the North America Telugu Society (NATS) (

"It was a wonderful way to build self-confidence and skill as a leader, both of which are integral skills for future members of the workforce. I gained a lot from this program, and would love to see others gain from it as well."

- Graduate of Global Leadership Program