Global Scholar equips youth to be visionary leaders and bold changemakers around urgent global challenges.

Global Scholar is the only program that gives youth the deep knowledge, game-changing skills, and powerful network to launch a lifetime of change making.

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Global Scholars are curious, bold and visionary.

If you’re fired up about global challenges from climate change to COVID-19 to the fight for racial justice, and committed to getting involved, this is the program for you. Global Scholars are eager to explore, dig deep, and ask tough questions. They know the many issues we face are reflective of complex economic, political and social systems that need to be challenged. And Global Scholars don’t sit on the sidelines and wait for change to happen. They’re committed to exploring their role and power to be part of the solution. Global Scholars are dreamers, builders, and doers. They know it’s up to us to pursue, design and demand our shared future.

Global Scholars gain powerful and marketable skills that will last a lifetime.

The program rests on three pillars: exploring our role as global citizens, deepening our understanding of global challenges, and expanding our skills to be leaders and change makers. Scholars will leave with:

  • a stronger sense of self and purpose, including tools for self-care and goal setting. Scholars also explore global careers, schools and opportunities.
  • greater fluency in the causes and impacts global issues including: climate change, human rights, global security, inequality, immigration.
  • a stronger network. Scholars meet with experts working on the front lines of global change, and learn with and from other inspired youth leaders.
  • powerful tools to vision, design, communicate and win change around issues they care about.
  • a renewed sense of hope and possibility for building a better world, and the skills and confidence to get started. They benefit from year-round coaching and small funding opportunities, too.
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It’s easy to get started.

This summer, Global Scholars have the option to join us in Washington, D.C. or virtually. We’re also offering new short courses on hot topics like Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls (4 days), Leadership (3 days), and Arts and Social Change (2 days). Join us for one or more programs; the world can’t wait for your brilliance.We also know this has been an incredibly difficult year for many families financially. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to reach as many youth as possible with this life-changing experience. Our “pay what you can” model suggests a program rate based on your income, with an aggressive commitment to ensuring that as many Scholars as possible are able to participate regardless of their ability to pay for this experience. Find out more on the Application and FAQ pages.

Our Impact

Our participants increase their understanding of new and continuing global challenges – all while building their confidence as leaders.

of 2021 alumni would recommend Global Scholar to a friend.

Parents surveyed said Global Scholar increased their student’s understanding of global issues.

Youth have participated in AMP Global Youth programs since we were founded by students at Yale after 9/11.

After attending Global Scholar, I now feel better prepared to make a positive impact on not only my community but the world. Global Scholar was a really wonderful program that opened my eyes to different ways to make change and think about the systems that make up our world.

After attending Global Scholar, I now feel better prepared to make a positive impact on not only my community but the world.

It’s such a great experience. If you are or are not into international affairs, you will go back home with such confidence, with all the knowledge you had acquired through this intense program. It will build your confidence in so many ways, such as public speaking, being inclusive, teamwork, support and so much!

Global Scholar was a really wonderful program that opened my eyes to different ways to make change and think about the systems that make up our world.