Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE)

What is the Global Engagement and Leadership Experience?

The Global Engagement and Leadership Experience, as the name implies, is a "global" leadership opportunity. What does that mean? At GELE we explore our ability to interact across differences, both at the individual and group level. Our trained facilitators work to guide you in your understanding of self, while also providing opportunities to learn about the cultures and identities of others through fun and reflective activities. The skills you need to work across differences ("intercultural") are important no matter your academic major or future career goals. 

What will you take away from this experience? 

  • A certificate of attendance 
  • A chance to build new friendships and expand your professional network
  • Preferred placement in other Global Penn State student leadership opportunities

Qualifications to apply?

  • Full-time student status 
  • An interest in self-growth 

GELE will be held from Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15. Transportation, food, and housing are provided for the weekend.

Applications open on September 8, and the deadline to apply is September 25. Please email with any questions.