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The Iacocca Global Village for Future Leaders is an intensive, five-week program on the campus of Lehigh University that teaches adult professionals business, entrepreneurship and leadership skills while preparing them to thrive in a global community.

Attendees, or “Villagers,” learn and live among an international, culturally diverse group of more than 75 peers from more than 35 countries.

  • Form business partnerships with an alumni network of 2,100+ leaders from 139 countries.
  • Develop your teamwork and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Increase global business knowledge and cultural understanding levels.
  • Focus your career path while working with program staff to map an experience-based plan for success.

The Iacocca Global Village accepts highly motivated, unique and well-rounded individuals with a vision and a sense of mission. Academic excellence should be balanced with leadership experience, as well as adaptable and open interpersonal skills, a propensity to give to others, a curiosity about diversity and cultural understanding, and a true desire to grow in the global arena.

Villagers are a mix of undergraduate students, graduate students, young entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world. Approximately 75 candidates are accepted to the program each year from 35-40 countries.

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The Global Village at Lehigh University

The Global Village at Lehigh University

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leaders in the Global Village alumni network

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countries represented over the years

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