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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.

2024 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.

Phase 1: Virtual global community and consulting project

Dates: TBD

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 Clifton Strengths 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.


Dates: TBD

After Phase 1, stay in touch online and then travel to a five-day residency in another country (TBD). There you will meet fellow Villagers in person and collaborate to complete a Sustainable Development Goal Challenge. You will work with mentors and others to enhance your leadership skills, enjoy local culture and site visits, and engage with community leaders. After the program, you will join the Global Village Network of 2,450+ alumni from 141 countries.* Location will be determined by program diversity and travel restrictions.

* Location will be determined by program diversity and travel restrictions. Villagers will be split into two cohorts for the in-person residency. The two workshops will take place Nov. 5-11 and Nov. 12-18. Participants will NOT get to choose which week they attend. Alumni must not apply if not available for either week.

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 soon 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

Application deadline: TBD



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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.