Wheaton College is still accepting applications for our Discover@Wheaton pre-college summer programs, which will be offered virtually this year due to the ongoing global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While we will miss seeing students on campus this summer, we will offer an exciting, educational and socially engaging experience online. More details will be shared with applicants soon.

Come join a global and connected network of young changemakers!

The Global Leaders Program at Wheaton College brings together high school-age changemakers from around the world to learn the basics of social entrepreneurship and gain insight into college life at a top-rated U.S. college of liberal arts and sciences.

Through engaging lectures, workshops and discussions, students will learn how to craft a business plan, find investors and build an organization or initiative that will effect change in their communities. They’ll also learn about choosing an area of study, what it takes to succeed in a competitive classroom environment, and how to market themselves and grow their career networks.

Eligibility: High school rising juniors and seniors

Program dates: Monday, July 6 – Saturday, July 18, 2020

Program cost: $1,500. Limited need-based financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

Application deadline: the priority application deadline is May 1, 2020.

Apply now to the Global Leaders Program

Academic overview

The core portion of the program will be a five-day seminar on “Innovation and Social Change,” led by President Dennis M. Hanno, who has led similar seminars for thousands of students across the world. Students will be guided through a process of turning their ideas into action.

Other sessions will introduce students to several of the subject areas they might pursue in higher education and provide an overview of the kinds of services and support available for students at liberal arts and sciences colleges such as Wheaton. Students will gain a deep understanding of how they can make the most of the educational opportunities available to them in the United States.

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Complete & submit the application here

For more information, contact:

Isabelle Byusa
Wheaton College

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