2022 Summer Global Leadership Seminar

Monday, July 11th - Friday, July 15th, 2022

Registration for the 2022 Summer Global Leadership Seminar will open on this page in the coming days. 

We invite you to explore the virtual program book and program resources page from the 2021 Summer Program if you are interested in learning more. 

If you have any follow-up questions regarding this program, please contact Eric Bumbaca, Director of Student Programs at ebumbaca@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 ext. 216


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. The 2022 Summer Global Leadership Seminar will focus on global development and international aid.  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 week-long 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.  

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We are excited to announce that with generous support from the Satell Institute and its Business Members, we were able to offer the 2021 Summer Global Leadership Seminar free of charge (valued at $275 per participant). Scholarship recipients had to attend all scheduled sessions, participate in all scheduled activities, and complete the program’s culminating, final day project to keep their scholarship status in good standing. 

About the "Beyond Our Borders" Series

This program is part of new programming for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, the “Beyond Our Borders” series. The Council is offering programming across its activities—speaker events, student programs, and travel (with the objective of hosting a tour in March 2022, due to COVID precautions)—to provide its members and the Greater Philadelphia community a deeper understanding of Chilean culture, politics, cuisine, and its role in the world at large.

The Council is focusing on Chile for the launch of this program series because of the robust and long-standing international relationship between the country and Philadelphia.  In addition to our relationship, which supports thousands of jobs, there is a multi-year initiative to increase tech industry relationships and business development.

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