KWHS GLOBAL YOUNG LEADERS ACADEMY

IMPORTANT DATES

The KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy will be conducted in three sessions:

 

SESSION A: Sunday, May 29- June 12, 2016
(Application Closed, Seats are Full)
SESSION B: Sunday, June 12- June 26, 2016
(Application Closed, Seats are Full)
SESSION C: Sunday, July 10- July 24, 2016
(Open Application, Few Seats left)

 

KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy is a two-week intensive, summer leadership program conducted at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

It is designed for a select group of high school students, aged 15-18 years and combines business studies and hands-on workshops, with organized field trips and socio-cultural activities.

 

The program draws its content from more than 400 lesson plans on the Knowledge@Wharton High School portal with focus on:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Social Studies
  • U.S. college admissions

 

ABOUT US

Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS)

 

The mission of KWHS, a member of the Knowledge@Wharton global network, is to promote global financial literacy, entrepreneurship and leadership among high school students and educators by providing innovative educational content. KWHS publishes a free global online business journal for high school students interested in exploring all the ways that business touches their lives. In addition, KWHS creates opportunities for students and educators to explore their business-related interests both inside and outside of the classroom through lesson plans, summer programs and educational challenges.

 

The Wharton School

 

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The school has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 93,000 graduates.

Knowledge@Wharton

 

Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The site, which is free, captures relevant knowledge generated at Wharton and beyond by offering articles and videos based on research, conferences, speakers, books and interviews with faculty and other experts on global business topics.

 

University of Pennsylvania

 

The University of Pennsylvania was established in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin. It is one of the eight most prestigious Ivy League schools. With a consistent Top 10 ranking in the USA, Penn's acceptance rate is as low as 9.9%. Penn has four undergraduate schools: College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing and the Wharton School.

 

BRAINGAIN MAGAZINE

 

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THE WHARTON EXPERIENCE

KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy challenges you with rigorous classroom and extracurricular activities, providing you with a multidimensional experience in learning and leadership.

 

Financial Literacy and Business Classes

  • Economics and Finance
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Case Studies and Corporate Visit

Wharton Focus

  • University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Campus Tour
  • Workshop on American Admissions Processes

Interpersonal Skills for the 21st Century

  • Personal Leadership and Influence
  • Speech-craft and Persuasion
  • Individual Goal and Organizational Capability
  • Financial and Emotional Quotient
  • Social Responsibility
  • Career Planning

Field Trips and Excursions

  • Philadelphia and East Coast Tours
  • Visits to New York City and Washington D.C.

American Culture

  • American History and Politics
  • Baseball and Football Games

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy can be made online.

 

Applications should contain all of the below information:

  1. Completed Online Application including student details
  2. School Identification (School ID Card/ School Transcripts)
  3. Essay of 300 words detailing:
    1. Your personal/academic/extra-curricular background
    2. How you will benefit from the program
    3. Why you should be selected for the program

 

TUITION FEES AND PAYMENT POLICY

The fee for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy is US$ 5,000 (excluding airfare, visa costs and insurance) and includes:

 

  • Tuition and Program fees (Admin Expenses, Recreational Activities, Course Materials)
  • Accommodation
  • Food and Drink (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for entire duration of program)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q1) Who is eligible for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    The KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy is a program for high school students between 15 and 18 years. Students must be at least 15 years of age (upon start date of the program).
  • Q2) What are the dates for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    The KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy will be conducted in three 2-week sessions:
  • SESSION A: Sunday, May 29- June 12, 2016 (closed)
    SESSION B: Sunday, June 12- June 26, 2016 (closed)
    SESSION C: Sunday, July 10- July 24, 2016 (open)

  • Q3) Is there an application deadline for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    Applications for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy should be submitted by May 31, 2016. However, admissions are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so applying earlier will increase your chances of being admitted.
  • Q4) How do I apply for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    Applications for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy have to made online.
  • Q5) When will I find out if I have been admitted to the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    We review applications as we receive them. You will be notified of the status of your application within 7 working days of the submission of the application.
  • Q6) What does the fee for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy include?
    The fee for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy is US$ 5,000 (excluding airfare, visa costs and insurance) and includes:
    • Tuition and Program fees (Admin Expenses, Recreational Activities, Course Materials)
    • Accommodation
    • Food and Drink (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for entire duration of program)
  • Q7) Will I get a certificate after the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    A certificate of completion will be awarded to all students who complete the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy by Knowledge@Wharton.
  • Q8) Can I earn college credits by participating in the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    No, the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy is a non-credit program. However, on completion of the program, students will be awarded a certificate of completion by Knowledge@Wharton, which can be a valuable addition to a college application.
  • Q9) Will attending the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy help me get admission into Wharton School?
    The admissions process for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy is independent of admissions process for the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton does not guarantee admission into any of its tertiary programs on participation in the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy.
    However, the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy is a unique opportunity for rising high school students to experience an Ivy League education and will have a session on US college admissions for students to understand the nuances of applying to American colleges and universities.
  • Q10) Are there any scholarships available for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    There are no scholarships available for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy at this time, but some may be available in the future.
  • Q11) How do I apply for a visa for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    The KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy is a short term non-credit program, so international students should enter the United States in a visitor status instead of F-1 student status. International students should obtain a B-2 "Visitor for Pleasure" visa to come to the U.S., which will allow them to participate in the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy as well as tourist-related activities that are a part of the program.
    Wharton will provide each selected candidate with a visa sponsorship letter, which can be used to apply for the B-2 visa.
  • Q12) Do I need insurance for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    Yes, insurance coverage is mandatory for all students participating in the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy.
  • Q13) Where will I live during the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy?
    All students participating in the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy will be living on campus at the University of Pennsylvania.
    Accommodation for Session A and B will be at the dormitories, except Session C which might be at the dormitories (subject to availability) or Hotel on campus at the University of Pennsylvania.

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