The Discover@Wheaton pre-college summer programs 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.

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 small group discussions led by mentors, students will learn how to craft a business plan, find investors and build an organization or initiative that will affect change in their communities. They’ll also hear from leading faculty from different areas of study, as well as Wheaton staff who will be able to help them prepare within a competitive environment, and how to market themselves and grow their career networks. At the end of the two weeks, students will earn a certificate of completion demonstrating their success in the program.

Eligibility: High school rising juniors and seniors

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

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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