Global Leadership Institute

NC State University is proud to partner with Zhejiang University in China to offer a summer institute on global leadership for select students at both universities. The institute takes place at NC State each summer and includes a weekend excursion to Boston, MA.

What I learned most about leadership and our teamwork was that regardless of our various backgrounds and language barriers, we are all capable of coming together for a common cause or goal.

Taylor Peyton, NC State, Political Science

Program Highlights

A Truly Global Experience

GLI certificate ceremony

The 2016 Global Leadership Institute featured students from various backgrounds and countries including Canada, China, Egypt, India, Syria, and the United States.

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The two-week program helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses as leaders and provides hands-on training in cross-cultural management and communications. Instructors from NC State's Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service, Shelton Leadership Center, and the GTI provide workshops and activities for the program.

  • Network with international student leaders
  • Develop global competencies
  • World-class NC State instructors
  • Site visits in the Research Triangle Park
  • Team-building ropes course challenge
  • Weekend excursion to Boston, MA

Experiential Learning

Students also work in multinational teams to create videos about their experience. Watch the video produced by this year's winning team: