Summer Global Leadership Institute

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, SGLI 2020 is cancelled.  We look forward to a fantastic Summer 2021 program!  More information to come soon.

To All Interested Students & Professionals:

Now is the best time to start preparing for a future in the global world. By participating in Valparaiso University’s Summer Global Leadership Institute (SGLI), students and professionals can learn the skills necessary to create innovative solutions that affect our world today. This unique program for promising high school students encourages future leaders to participate in and out of the classroom with other high school students to learn about different cultures and to experience life in a university. SGLI faculty and staff have carefully crafted a program that gives students unique opportunities.

Our two-week program takes a holistic approach to learning about what it means to be a college student by immersing each student into both the American higher education system and the overall university culture. Academic sessions will be led by university faculty or graduate students. Participants will get to explore small-town Valpo and the big city life in Chicago during SGLI. You will create everlasting friendships and a network that will help you in your future endeavors.

In 2020, we offer participants the choice of one of the following program tracks:

  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
  • ESL – English as a Second Language
  • Arts & Humanities

We look forward to receiving your application and hope that you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity.