2022 Summer Global Leadership Seminar
Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 2022
The 2022 Summer Global Leadership Seminar, entitled Global Development and International Aid, is a weeklong program bringing together a group of diverse and highly-motivated regional high school students for an intensive summer learning experience with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Through this program, students take a deep dive into a topic of international significance, exploring this topic through a diverse array of expert-led workshops, discussion, and debate. Foreign aid is a core component of international relations and the global economy. For the United States and many other areas of the world, foreign aid is a key tool for supporting allies, promoting values, and advancing economic interests on the world stage. For those countries that receive international aid, it can be a huge consideration and concern for their national economy. This weeklong program will explore different approaches to international aid and development, teach students key financial literacy skills to understand core economic concepts, and delve into how aid shapes global relations and economies. While the program will have an international focus, learned concepts will be directly applicable to community development and financial responsibility on a local and personal level.