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Global Leadership Experience (GLE)

3 August 2024

20 July - 3 August 2024

Learning to lead, building critical thinking and decision-making skills and developing a global perspective to help create change in yourself is a good thing. Using those skills to generate ideas for social impact and be an advocate for positive change in the world - that is a great thing.

The Global Leadership Experience is your chance to bring it all together. In a 12th Century castle by the sea in Wales, every day is packed with new experiences - from exploring the complex systems of the world (why some work and why others simply don’t) to developing your own answers to the BIG ethical, social, environmental, political, geographic and economic questions that impact the lives of everyone. Through thought-provoking workshops, insightful discussions and comfort stretching outdoor activities, you will be invited to develop the 21st Century leadership needed at a global, local and personal level. The Global Leadership Experience seeks to build a community of young thinkers and doers from across the globe committed to developing the leadership needed for a sustainable and just future.

GLE participants in 2023 in front of St. Donat's Castle.

The programme is designed to support participants in answering 3 key questions:

  • What is the leadership we need?
  • Who is the leader I am becoming?
  • How can I lead to make a positive difference?

You'll also be challenged to develop your leadership skills through creative and exciting outdoor adventures. Drawing upon the resources that the beautiful surroundings offer, you will be. You will work as a team to navigate the caves of South Wales, learn to forage in the wild, learn basic survival skills and apply them all during a 2-day hike and camp out. This experience will (safely) push you beyond your comfort zone as you work together with your peers to overcome fears whilst discovering your strengths and potential.

Participants share stories around the campfire.


Dates and location: 20 July - 3 August 2024, UWC Atlantic, Llantwit Major, Wales
Language of course facilitation: English
Course Eligibility: be between 15 and 17 years old at the time of the short course
Application information: apply via the form on the website
Application deadline: 31 March 2023
Course fee: GBP 2,695
Scholarship availability: yes
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