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PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

THE PROGRAM

July 6 to August 2, 2014
The Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University brings American high school students (ages 15-18) together with International high school students from all regions of the world for a four-week residential learning experience.

A former Pennsylvania Governor’s School, the Global Entrepreneurship program (PSGE) was established in 2001 and is a unique and experiential learning environment at Lehigh University.  Seventy six students will be selected for the 2014 program. The purpose of the PSGE program is to expose students to the topics of entrepreneurship, globalization, team building, project management, leadership and working within a culturally diverse environment and to ignite the students’ spirit of creativity, innovation and learning. 

Sessions are facilitated by Lehigh faculty members as well as entrepreneurs and leaders of the local and international business community. The applied curriculum includes core and elective courses, entrepreneurial exchanges with leaders from business and industry, global exchanges, country presentations by international interns, business excursions to New York City and Harrisburg, team projects with local business partners, and a variety of other interactive experiences and activities.  In past years, student project teams have partnered with both profit and non-profit Lehigh Valley companies such as Just Born, Martin Guitar, JF Magic, Air Products, AAA, Current Concepts, United Way, PPL, Arts Quest, Rodale, and more.  The students are housed in Lehigh University dormitories and enjoy food and recreation using facilities at Lehigh and throughout the Lehigh Valley.

QUALIFICATIONS

The program is open to all current high school sophomores and juniors (ages 15-18).  Application to PSGE is a competitive process. The selection committee evaluates each application individually, and looks for evidence of academic ability, leadership, entrepreneurship, and community service.  Students of any nationality are welcome to apply.  To date, the program has had participation from international students representing Afghanistan, Antigua Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

APPLICATION AND FEES

There is no application fee. Tuition for students selected to attend the four week program includes all housing, food, courses, course materials, project transportation and field trips. 

American program fee is $3,450. International program fee is $3,900 and includes Newark International or Lehigh Valley International airport transfer fees, extra night and meals.

Limited scholarship funding is available. For specific questions, please contact Diana Q. Shepherd, Director, dqs206@lehigh.edu.