Leadership students

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

Global Leadership Program Summer Sessions

The Global Leadership Program, for students from grades 9 through 11, is designed to help 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. 

We are happy to announce the return of in-person classes on the campus of Pearl S. Buck International for our Summer Session #1!
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: The same commitment & excitement!
  • 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

Now Accepting Applications for our Summer Sessions!

Session 1 (In-Person): July 19-July 23, 2021
Session 2 (Virtual): August 9-August 20, 2021


Session #1 (in-person)

Application deadline: Monday, June 28

Administrative fee per student: $30

Student and parent orientation: Sunday, July 18

Classes: July 19-July 23, 9 am-4 pm

Graduation: Friday, July 30

Session #2 (virtual)

Application deadline: Monday, July 19

Administrative fee per student: $30

Student and parent orientation: Sunday, August 8

Classes: August 9-August 20, 9 am-12 pm

Graduation: Thursday, September 2

Recommendation Form
Please return completed application and TWO recommendation forms to kruane@pearlsbuck.org by the session deadline!



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