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Just a Few Seats Left for Knowledge@Wharton High School Global Young Leaders Summer Program

The two-week intensive program, held at the prestigious Wharton School in Philadelphia, gives participants a taste of an Ivy League education
BY Braingain Staff Writer |   21-04-2016

Launched last year, the Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) Global Young Leaders Academy aims at promoting entrepreneurship, leadership, business and finance skills among high-school students around the world through classroom content, trips and competitions. High-school students aged 15-18 years are eligible.

So far, participants from India, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, and Turkey have signed up. Only a few seats are left, and the deadline for applications is April 30, 2016. To find out more and to apply, click here.

Above: 2015 KWHS summer program participant Raghav Mathur says the program teaches “lucid and simple concepts that every budding entrepreneur needs”

The programfeatureslectures from Wharton faculty, experienced educators and business executives. It also includes corporate visits, team-building exercises, and guided tours to historic places around Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, DC. The students will get a taste of American culture, participate in a community-service project, and receive a certificate to recognize their volunteer hours.  Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate from KWHS.

KWHS is part of the global Knowledge@Wharton network of online business journals at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mukul Pandya, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief, Knowledge@Wharton Network,says: “KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy provides high school students an opportunity to learn and discover their potential, so they can become successful and ethical business leaders in the future.” He adds that the deadline was extended due to the large number of people interested in the program.

BrainGain Magazine founder and publisher Harjiv Singh adds: “We are extremely glad we collaborated with KWHS to help empower students all over the world. It makes us very happy to see students applying from such a diverse set of countries.”

The two-week program costs US $5,000 per student, including tuition, and on-campus lodging and boarding. International travel, visa application fees and insurance are not included in this amount.

The Wharton School was founded in 1881 at the University of Pennsylvania. The first collegiate business school, it is today recognized globally for intellectual leadership and innovation in 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 participants in executive education programs annually, and a powerful network of 94,000 alumni.

Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School. 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.

Check out the video below forhighlights of the 2015 summer program.

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