Global Leadership Academy

Global Leadership Academy

Global Citizens are developed by exposing students to humanitarian issues which inspires them to facilitate change within their local communities.

Over the past three years, the Global Leadership Academy has prepared Arizona State University students to be globally minded leaders and citizens for the 21st century. Through cross-cultural communicationcollaborationempathy, and self-exploration, students learn to thrive in a diverse environment where values, ideas, opportunities and people continually evolve with today's interconnected global community.

This semester, Global Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to learn about humanitarian issues affecting different communities through immersive volunteer experiences. To reflect on these volunteer experiences, participants will meet four times throughout the Fall 2019 Semester. At each group meeting, students will have the opportunity to learn and reflect from community leaders to help advance their local communities and professional careers.



  • Students will volunteer for 20 hours with non-profit organizations in teams (ideally 3-6 individuals) 
  • Each team will record videos and take photos throughout their volunteer experience 
  • Students will submit videos/photos to program staff to help prepare 2-minute videos that will be presented at the end of the semester luncheon
  • Students will attend all required meetings


Required Meetings: 

  •  Kick-off Meeting: Thurs., Sept. 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union
  •  Group Volunteering: Sat., Sept. 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. at Downtown Phoenix campus. 
  •  Reflection Meeting #1: Thurs., Sept. 19 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Tempe SDFC Wellness Suite
  •  Reflection Meeting #2: Thurs., Oct. 17 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union
  •  Reflection Meeting #3: Thurs., Nov. 14 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Tempe SDFC Wellness Suite

 *In order to participate in the Global Leadership Academy, mandatory attendance of all above meetings is required.  


Optional Meetings:

  • Career Competencies Workshop: Fri., Nov. 22 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union 
  • Celebration Luncheon: Thurs., Dec. 12 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union 


Application Information: The deadline for the Fall 2019 Global Leadership Academy is September 4. Please complete this form (link form to: if you would like to participate in the program. 

Please email with any questions. 

Global Leadership

Upcoming events

Lester Headshot

Guest: Dr. Neal Lester from Project Humanities
Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m.
SDFC Tempe Wellness Suite
Dinner will be served


Guest: Tania Hernandez, PhD student in Community
Resources and Development
Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m.
Memorial Union, La Paz
Dinner will be served

henderson headshot

Guest: Dr. Mark Henderson from Global Resolve at ASU's
Polytechnic location
Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m.
SDFC Tempe Wellness Suite
Dinner will be served