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New GCL 2021 Special Edition

New GCL 2021 Special Edition

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgetown University’s Latin America Leadership Program is offering its traditional GCL program as a GCL Special Edition 2021 to allow our GCL participants an opportunity to respond to their own professional and personal situations during this crisis from their home countries.

The GCL Special Edition 2021 offers the same level of academics, experiential learning, and networking opportunities as our traditional GCL program. Our GCL faculty and program staff are committed to ensuring that the GCL Special Edition’s program activities will continue to be interactive and engaging for all participants, regardless of the modality in which they are taught.

This Special Edition is offered as a live virtual, part-time program and will run from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm (Washington DC time), three days a week, for eight weeks, from February 1, 2021, through March 26, 2021. The program covers the traditional GCL curriculum through live virtual sessions with Georgetown University faculty and visiting lecturers, and various virtual visits to institutions in the Washington DC area featuring guest speakers from multilateral organizations, government institutions, think tanks, and public advisory companies to analyze some of the most pressing challenges facing the region, including the consequences of this COVID-19 pandemic. The live sessions and virtual visits allow faculty to tailor-make the content of their courses to fit the GCL participants’ project proposals and analyze some of the current challenges of this pandemic. In addition, the GCL 2021 program features teambuilding opportunities, peer-to-peer coaching sessions to allow participants a space to share ideas, experiences, and best practices, as well as mentoring opportunities with experts in the field. The program is taught in English.

For GCL2021, LALP is welcoming 37 participants spanning 16 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela). The program will run from February 1 through March 26, 2021. Our GCL 2021 cohort will get to know and interact with our GCL alumni throughout the program. To date, the GCL Program has welcomed about 500 young leaders from 22 countries in the Ibero-American region. GCL alumni have organized under the GCL Alumni Network, a student-led initiative that aims to promote competitiveness in the region by organizing and hosting local events and strengthening the collaboration among alumni beyond their time at Georgetown. To date, GCL participants have generated hundreds of initiatives and impacted more than 2.7 million people in the region. 

Special thanks to our Latin American Board and LALP Advisory Committee members whose generous support makes this program possible every year!

For more information on the GCL program requirements, visit here