Why Choose GYLI?


Gain necessary skills to be a successful leader while you:

  • Develop positive relationships across lines of differences with students from different schools across the U.S. and Abroad
  • Explore the meaning of cultural identity, collaborative leadership, environmental sustainability and religious pluralism, and how to apply your understanding
  • Grow in self-awareness, confidence and your own leadership abilities


Provide your child with the opportunity to explore the world while developing skills that serve them for a lifetime:

  • Students engage in hands on experience to develop fundamental understandings and skills crucial to building confidence, leadership and success in the 21st century.
  • Faculty from your child’s school participate alongside your child, ensuring the transfer and long-term retention of the knowledge and skills obtained during our programs
  • Structured projects are developed by your child and implemented after the program into their home communities providing opportunities to put knowledge into action.


School faculty are co-learners on GYLI institutes, not simply chaperones:

  • GYLI’s faculty resources provide a framework for transferable activities and curriculum for in your own classroom, advisor groups, and more.
  • Participating as an active co-learner provides hands-on opportunities for professional development and opportunities for sharing with faculty from other schools.
  • Being a co-learner with your students creates shared experiences that develop viewpoints and understanding beyond what is possible within traditional classrooms.