“Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But, if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader. “Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo


TGU’s Global Leadership Summit is an ‘academic incubator’, a cross-cultural platform for international students to enhance business concepts, to interact with American business professionals, to share ideas, and to learn about American culture.

The Global Leadership Summit is a short-term exchange program, held annually in July, and based at The College of William & Mary, located in Williamsburg, Virginia. Participants reside on campus, attend a series of theme based workshops, visit local businesses, and learn about America thru local field trips.


Academic Component

  • 10 Classes: 20 hours
  • Building Effective Teams, U.S. Business Trends
  • Business Leadership, Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship, Project Management
  • Risk Management, Social Media Marketing
  • Sales Strategies, Customer Relationship Management

Practical Component

  • Site visit US Fortune 500 Businesses (Richmond, Washington DC Areas)
  • Site visit Local Businesses (Newport News, Norfolk VA)
  • Mason School of Business Admissions/Tour Session
  • William & Mary Campus Tour

Cultural Immersion Component

  • Jamestown – America’s First Colony
  • Virginia Beach
  • Washington DC (White House, Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Supreme Court, Museums)
  • Busch Gardens Theme Park

Cross-Cultural Component

  • Experience & interact with American professionals and Academics
  • Establish friendships with students from across the globe
  • Absorb multiple points of view and various perspectives
  • College of William & Mary
  • Founded 1693 – 2nd oldest college in the nation
  • 1,200-acre campus located in Williamsburg, VA
  • ‘Public Ivy’ one of only 8 in the USA
  • 8,500 students from all 50 States and 76 countries
  • US President’s Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler were graduates
  • National & Internationally ranked Mason School of Business
  • Minimum 18 Years of Age by July 1 of Program Year
  • Proficient English ability to interact in an English-speaking environment
  • Interested in learning about America & American Culture
  • Currently enrolled college/university student or minimum 3-year work experience in business
  • Passport valid for at least 6-months post program completion
“ Working in the U.S. was a dream come true. Got to learn how to earn money and how to be independent. ”