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The Global Leadership Center


Meet Director Dr. Matthew LeRiche and learn a bit about what we do at the Global Leadership Center

Our Mission

The Global Leadership Center strives to develop internationally-minded, locally-engaged leaders in all walks of life.

Our Vision

The Global Leadership Center (GLC) offers a two-year undergraduate certificate that prepares students to become lifelong learners in order to serve as internationally-minded, skilled, attuned, professional and experienced leaders in all walks of life (commercial, governmental and nongovernmental, educational, etc.). The GLC certificate is not a degree-granting academic discipline but a curricular and co-curricular program which enhances other disciplines.
The program prepares students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly and logically, be flexible and non-dogmatic, embrace ambiguity and complexity, and understand the world's challenging commercial, political, religious, and cultural issues.

In the Global Leadership Center, students work in teams comprised of both Ohio University and foreign-based international students on real-world projects, usually with real-world clients (both in the USA and abroad), in a community-based education experience.

Apply now to be part of the Global Leadership Center (Rolling applications)


The OHIO-Leipzig Transatlantic Summit

The Global Leadership Center is running its flagship Transatlantic Student Summit online June 1- June 25, 2021 and it is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Read more about the summit here and how you can participate.

Cambodia Trip

In May of 2017, the Global Leadership Center students took part in an amazing trip to Cambodia.

You can read about the trip here.

Student Testimonials

A recent graduate explains what the GLC has meant to her.

GLC trip a life changing experience

Jonathan Baldwin joined the Global Leadership Center (GLC) to gain professional experience and leadership skills internationally. He gained that and much more during his trip to Cambodia in May of 2015.

Kyra Kurt Willner VisCom Gallery



The work of the late  Kyra Kurt Willner, who was a Global Leadership Center student and senior in the School of Visual Communication, is now on display in this online exhibit.