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GCL Alumni Network

The Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL) was founded in 2007. Since its inception, GCL has welcomed 425 emerging leaders from 22 Latin American countries. GCL participants have generated over 100 initiatives to date and impacted more than 2.7 million people in the region.

GCL represents a life-changing experience for its participants and fosters a tight-knit and dynamic network of innovative leaders that supports positive transformation in Latin America.


  • The GCL Alumni Network will celebrate their annual reunion in Antigua, Guatemala from October 29-31, 2018.  This year's GCL reunion is also open to ILG alumni who may wish to participate. Program agenda will be announced shortly. Register here.
  • Elections for the presidency/vicepresidency of the GCL Alumni Association for the  period 2019-2021 close on August 10, 2018 (23:59 PST). GCL Alumni should have received a link to submit their votes. For any questions, please contact Mario Romero, current President of the GCL Alumni Network.

Past Participant Testimonials

"GCL has been a great inspiration in my life and gave me the motivation to tackle significant challenges in my professional career. Having lived the GCL experience was definitely crucial in my decision to get involved and to transform the public sector." — Soledad Nuñez, Paraguay

"Thanks to the GCL Program, I had the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. This experience has truly changed my life. Every moment was fantastic and unique. It was fascinating to learn from my classmates' diverse experiences in the private, social and political sectors. It was great to share the same passion and enthusiasm for changing the world. I am highly committed to building a better world and making a social impact." — Allison Silva, Bolivia

"GCL was an amazing experience with the best talent from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. Studying at Georgetown was a blessing, really! If you do not want changes in your life and career, do not apply to this program!" — Felipe Dib, Brazil

"GCL seeks to train the future generation of social, political and business leaders. By participating in this program, I have had the opportunity to share the enthusiasm, dedication and passion of my classmates, professors and staff which have made this an enriching and unforgettable experience." — Víctor Hugo Malagón, Colombia

"The GCL Program has expanded my world-view. To be in one of the best universities in the world, studying and surrounded by invaluable classmates who represent most of our Latin American countries, has been one of the best experiences of my life." — Mauricio Vega Lemus, Colombia

"A single person can trigger a huge change in society. It is a complex task to acquire the needed consistency and perseverance to chase and achieve your goals. GCL gives the participants the right tools to focus on what you really need to work on. Georgetown University, the teachers, GCL's staff, and your fellow participants are just the perfect combination to bring out the best of you. It is a life changing experience. Ignite your dreams!" — Andrés Arens, Ecuador

"GCL is a program that has given me the tools I needed to become an agent of change. It is a unique experience in which I have seen a significant personal change. Thanks to the GCL Program, I have changed my vision of Latin America and the world. Studying at a university like Georgetown has been one of the best experiences of my life. It has helped me create a powerful network of friends who are leaders throughout Latin America and learn from excellent professors. Thanks to the GCL Program and its fellows, I have come to know my purpose in life and how to achieve it." — Magdalena Comas, Spain