Global Leadership & Engagement in Thailand

GLE Thailand Participants at GLab


This program has been discontinued. We recommend you consider the Exploring Social Innovation Program in Silicon Valley, or the Indonesia Summer Immersion Internship.

The Global Leadership & Engagement (GLE) program in Thailand brings together students from across Asia and the US to learn and share their perspectives on pressing global challenges. During this immersive experience, participants will visit innovative organizations tackling complex social issues, join exciting workshops to develop leadership skills, and work in teams to explore solutions to social issues in a Thai community.




Program fee for GLE Thailand includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation for program activities
  • Most scheduled activities
  • Arrival lunch
  • Graduation dinner
Costs NOT included in the program fee:

  • Airfare
  • Daily meals
  • Optional activities
  • Personal shopping expenses


Enlight Fellowship: Successful applicants for this fellowship will receive a $500-1500 award towards the program tuition. Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Refer a Friend Award: We’d love to know if you have friends or siblings/relatives who you think would be a great match for the GLE program. If you and someone you recommend is accepted to the program, you will receive a $100 award that will be applied to your program fee.

“It’s an incredible chance for me to not only learn about leadership, social issues but also cultures, languages and people. I hope I could join more programs which are similar to GLE in the future as well as I hope my friends, family members could get the opportunity to join this valuable program.” –  Ho Huynh Bao Ngoc, GLE 2016 Thailand participant

“GLE program encourages me to become a active and creative leader and makes me improve more about my leadership abilities and skills to move forward for my future career and education.Thanks to VIA.” – Khin Chit Win, GLE 2016 Thailand participant