Entrepreneurship has been defined as the organizing and managing of a business undertaking. In today's global economy, it is imperative that successful entrepreneurs maintain a worldview and interact with international cultures. The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive reflects the program's global reach and its interactive, hands-on model of teaching leadership and entrepreneurship skills to young adults from around the world. The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive program brings U.S. high school students together with international high school students from all regions of the world for a four-week residential learning experience.
July 1 - July 28, 2018
Who May Apply
Academically talented international high school students who are current sophomores or juniors at the time of the application deadline may apply to the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive program. Applicants are asked to demonstrate academic achievement, an interest in business, international relations or economic development, and a record of leadership and service activities.
Costs and Commitment - USD $3850
Program fee, room, board, instructional materials, project transport, field trips to New York and Harrisburg and curriculum related social activities are included in the $3850 four-week program cost. Families are responsible for transportation to and from the program and money for personal needs. Students are expected to live on campus for all four weeks of the program.
The applicant completes the Personal Data Form, narrative essay and resume. Two teachers complete reference forms and letters of application; a Social Studies business teacher msut complete one and an English or Foreign Language teacher, the second. The applicant's guidance counselor completes a recommendation form, including the student's transcript, attendance record, and, if available, test scores and class standing. A committee comprised of Lehigh University faculty and community business leaders reads the applications.
The application is reviewed for evidence of academic commitment, leadership initiative, ability to contribute to a living/learning community and excellent written expression.
February 15, 2018
Diana Q. Shepherd