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Iacocca Global Village on the Move programs focus on unique business and cultural environments by taking participants to dynamic locations throughout the world and providing focused learning experiences.

2022 custom experience for FLEX, YES and YEAR alumni

Are you ready to take the next step in your leadership journey?

Join peers and mentors from around the world for this intensive leadership experience inspired by the Iacocca Institute’s signature Global Village program. This special Iacocca Global Village on the Move, designed exclusively for alumni of FLEX, YES and YEAR exchange programs, combines worldwide connections and cross-cultural engagement with leadership development and collaborative team projects. Immerse yourself in a diverse world of cultures that you will be part of forever, and then join a lifelong Global Villager alumni network that spans 141 countries.

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Phase 1: Virtual global community and consulting project

May 9 – June 24, 2022
Part-time (four to six hours a week)

Begin your leadership journey in a unique virtual global community with fellow Villagers from around the world and engage with alumni, faculty, leaders and changemakers. Work in a cross-cultural and geographically diverse team on a flexible seven-week consulting project with an international client. Develop a personal leadership action plan in a CliftonStrengths leadership assessment and coaching workshop. In addition to your own Villager cohort, engage with others from the Iacocca Global Village and other Institute programs, as well as mentors and guests, through our virtual roommate experiences and gathering spaces.

Phase 2: Leadership experience in North Macedonia or Kyrgyzstan *

After Phase 1, stay in touch online and then travel to a five-day residency in North Macedonia or Kyrgyzstan in late August or early September 2022. There you will meet your fellow Villagers in-person and collaborate to complete a Sustainable Development Goal Challenge. During the week, you will work with mentors and others to make progress on your leadership plans and skills, enjoy local culture and site visits, and engage with community leaders. After the program, you will join the Global Village Network of 2,330+ alumni from 141 countries.

* Location will be determined by program diversity and travel restrictions.

All program fees, including travel to and from the conference venues, meals, accommodation, and visa expenses are fully covered by the U.S. Department of State.

To Apply

You can apply for Global Village on the Move online. The process is simple. You will need:

  • Your resume or CV
  • Your most recent academic transcript from an institution of higher education (university) or job evaluation
  • A statement of interest

Please note: Applicants must be at least 19 years old as of August 15, 2022.

Application deadline: March 29, 2022

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Contact Wagner Previato, Program Manager, Partnerships and Recruiting, at or (610)758-6887. 

About the Iacocca Institute

For more than 30 years, the Iacocca Institute has created transformative, hands-on leadership experiences that develop and empower the next generation of global leaders. Collectively, its programs have hosted participants from more than 150 countries. It is part of Lehigh University, one of the U.S.’s premier research universities, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.