2021 Global Student Leadership Summit

The Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) is the premier leadership conference for students who are interested in further developing skills related to global diversity, equity, and inclusion. This will be the 7th annual GSLS, which attracts dozens of students from colleges and universities nationwide with a simple goal: to develop the skills essential to being a successful and inclusive leader in a global society. Students will participate in interactive student leadership sessions, engage in critical dialogue centered on self-reflection and identity, establish and maintain relationships with like-minded student leaders, and connect with professionals from higher education, the public sphere, and private sector. Participation in the GSLS will help students’ strengthen their leadership and develop global competencies including self-awareness, communication, team building, embracing diversity and difference, and more.


The 2021 Global Student Leadership Summit  is a 3-day virtual opportunity for emerging leaders from all backgrounds to participate in professional development workshops to enhance their career readiness by learning how to articulate and leverage their international experience for career and graduate opportunities. Students will share their global learning experiences with education abroad and diversity professionals in attendance at the conference and discover new career possibilities that would benefit from their global experiences through sponsored panels and information sessions. At the same time, GSLS participants will develop awareness of diversity and inclusion especially as it relates to leadership in a global society and consider solutions to global issues through workshops and case studies. Through networking and community-building activities, students will experience meaningful interactions with student leaders from a variety of different colleges and universities.


Registration Process:

Universities and study abroad program providers are invited to register students with a GPA over 3.0, who have demonstrated interest in global learning and inclusive excellence. Institutions are particularly encouraged to select students who identify with one or more of the following underrepresented populations: first-generation, racial/ethnic minorities, those with disabilities, high financial need, LGBTQ+, and others not named. Nominating organizations are responsible for the registration fees of their nominated students, and are encouraged to confirm the student’s ability to participate prior to completing the online nomination form.

Current undergraduate students and recent graduates with a GPA over 3.0 may also register themselves. 

Dates & Registration:

  • November 10 - 12, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: November 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM PT


Early Bird (August 9 - October 8, 2021):

  • Members: $99*
  • Non-members: $149

Regular (October 9 - November 1, 2021)

  • Members: $149*
  • Non-members: $199

*Member institutions receive two complimentary registrations for students of their choice. Please email [email protected] for information on these registrations. Additional and non-member students may be registered using this portal.

11/10/2021 - 11/12/2021
Registration is closed.