Global Leadership Institute

CU Global Connect Global Leadership Institute

About the Global Leadership Institute

The Global Leadership Institute program is an innovative approach to learning designed for high-achieving international students. Located on Clemson’s beautiful campus in upstate South Carolina, the Global Leadership Institute programs offer a variety of non-credit academic enrichment experiences for international students that desire to take advantage of Clemson’s international reputation and world-class training. By participating in one of these programs, students will be introduced to Clemson’s outstanding faculty and award-wining libraries, research laboratories, and technology centers. Depending on the program selected, students may attend classroom sessions led by professors and university instructors, engage in innovative research projects, visit US companies and organizations, travel into local communities, and travel to sites of cultural and historical significance.

Program Offerings

Whether you are in high school or university, the Global Leadership Institute has enjoyable and challenging options for you.

  • Within the context of an increasingly interdependent world, the Global Leadership program helps participants understand how global leaders make decisions and how to leverage that understanding to succeed in academic and professional settings.

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  • English language learners wanting to refine their skills to increase their competitive advantage in university studies and professional activities should consider one of the English Language Programs. Built on highly successful models, these programs combine intensive classroom learning with authentic field work on campus and in surrounding communities.

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By attending a Global Leadership Institute program, you will:

  • attend challenging academic sessions led by professors and experienced instructors
  • participate in faculty-led research projects
  • experience life on a top-ranked public university in the United States
  • develop relationships with professors and industry professionals
  • learn how to use your international background to achieve success in the marketplace
  • build cultural skills as you interact with students from different backgrounds
  • visit well-known attractions and famous landmarks
  • enjoy recreational activities in the beautiful upstate region of South Carolina
  • receive a certificate of accomplishment from Clemson University
  • improve your written and verbal English language abilities (ESOL Learners only)