Quick Facts

The Summer Global Leadership Institute is a selective program for bright, energetic, and culturally curious high school students who want an internationally enriching university experience.

Goals Of the Program:

  • Develop an understanding of what a global leader is and what it takes to be a global leader in today’s world and the world of tomorrow;
  • Gain a deeper understanding of other cultures by interacting with students from across the world;
  • Immersion in college life at Valparaiso University;
  • Learn the skills necessary to successfully apply to universities;
  • And build lasting friendships.

Program Dates

Thursday, June 27th - Sunday, July 14th

Eligible Students: 

Culturally curious High school students graduating in the year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, who are held in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the Summer 2013 experience. Only high school students are eligible for this program. 

Arrival Dates

  • Driving:
    • Please arrive at Valparaiso University to check-in on Wednesday, June 26th between 4-8 pm.
  • Flying:
    • Your flight should be scheduled to arrive into Chicago O’Hare Airport on either June 25th or 26th.
    • Departure flights should depart Chicago O'Hare International Airport on July 15th or 16th. 

All Inclusive Cost

Cost: Tuition is $3,000 for this three week program, and covers housing, 3 weekday meals, 2 weekend meals, all activities within the program, academics and academic supplies, and transportation to/from Chicago O'Hare airport.

  • Security Deposit: refundable at the program’s completion if no violations and fees have been incurred.
  • Costs not included in tuition:  passport and visa (international students),  transit to and from the program, health insurance (required for all attendees), medical expenses, meals eaten off campus, laundry, souvenirs and personal spending money ($100-$150 per week suggested).
  • $1,800 Commuter
    • Includes all items listed above other than the room and weekend activities.  Food is included.

Applying to be a part of SGLI:

Accepting application through April 26, 2013. 

  • Submit your deposit early for a tuition deduction
    • Submit application by March 1, 2013 for a $200 tuition deduction
    • Sumbit application by April 1, 2013 for a $100 tuition deduction