The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensives bring the Iacocca Institute's global reach and its interactive model of teaching leadership and entrepreneurship skills to high school students (ages 16-17) from around the world.
The Iacocca Institute offers two programs for high school students—one on the campus of Lehigh University, a top-ranked research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and one in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, one of the most important centers of entrepreneurship in the United States and the world.
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I cannot express how much fun I had both inside and outside of the classroom. The experiences I gained as well as the incredible friends I made through my time at the program will last with me for the rest of my life. I would like to sincerely thank you for the incredible environment you established which has made me fall in love with the business world and the Lehigh community.
Having just completed IGEI 2019, I am so grateful to have had this experience. I believe working alongside a group of talented individuals has helped me build my group work skills, as well as exposed me to a variety of cultures. I believe that this program and the people I have met have shaped me as a leader and as a person. Finally, I wanted to thank you for not only giving me the opportunity to be part of this program, but also for all the hard work you do.
I want to thank you for all the learning and amazing experience that Kanhav had with you as a Teacher, guide and a mother away from home. Thanks for making the stay so wonderful, comfortable and very enriching for Kanhav that he wanted to stay on at the university.
As I stand in a room with students from across 18 countries, I register there will be very few moments in my life where I will be immersed in a room this diverse. For this sole reason, I am privileged and thankful for my experience at the 2019 Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive.
Throughout IGEI, I developed a sense of who I really was, and I was able to come back home and get myself out of toxic situations. I find that I am now able to live freely and happily. When I won the IDEX competition, I couldn’t believe that I had done it. I remember crying because I was overwhelmed with relief, happiness, and surprise. There were so many great ideas, but being told that I had a worthy idea was surprising. I’m forever grateful for that experience and your guidance.