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Global Leadership Initiative

The Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) program focuses on building various skills to prepare students in becoming well-rounded global citizens and leaders. The yearly cohort consists of 24 international and domestic students who participate in weekly leadership workshops, networking dinners, social excursions and self-initiated community outreach. The overall purpose of these activities is to achieve the goal of a more globalized campus environment, improvement of social awareness and a focus on career professionalism. 

Mission & Vision

The Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) program is a prestigious year-long program designed to prepare Ohio State undergraduate students to foster global citizenship and to enhance their strengths in various cultural contexts in order to become successful leaders in the global community.

The overall goal of GLI is to develop friendshipleadership skillsnetworking opportunities, and a better understanding of the similarities and differences between cultures. GLI hopes to achieve this goal through a globalized campus, cultural awareness and a focus on career professionalism.



  1. Weekly guest speakers/workshops
  2. Monthly networking dinners
  3. Real-world projects
  4. Monthly social events
  5. Fall retreat
  6. End-of-the-year recognition banquet