Now accepting admissions to join the Class of 2024. Application deadline extended to January 4, 2024.


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    Please upload the following documents, as well as any additional documents you wish to include.

    Required Documents

    • Resumé/CV
    • Two letters of recommendation

    Please do NOT include the following information in your documents:

    ● Classified information
    ● Social Security Number (SSN)
    ● Photos of yourself
    ● Personal or sensitive information
    ● Encrypted and digitally signed documents

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    Accepted file types: pdf, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB, Max. files: 6.
    • Essay/Cover Letter

    • Write a short biography about yourself that includes any relevant employment, military or volunteer experiences and how that relates to your interest in the world.* (word limit: 500)

    • Describe your leadership aspirations and how the USGLC’s Next Gen Global Leader’s Network could help you meet those goals.* (word limit: 500)

    • Give an example of how U.S. global leadership has impacted your local community.* (word limit: 500)

    • Please provide a response to one of the following prompts: (word limit: 500)*

      • How does development and diplomacy intersect with National Security?
      • How does development and diplomacy intersect with Economic Security?
      • How does development and diplomacy intersect with American Values?


      Commitment to Curriculum Participation:
      Our expectation is that all accepted Next Gen participants will be available to fully participate in all scheduled activities for the year-long program, with activities taking place between January 2024 and December 2024. Most activities will only require a computer and an internet connection to complete.

      Virtual Sessions
      8-10 sessions take place on Zoom over the course of the year. Sessions are typically held on Wednesday evenings from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET. Each session will run for 90 minutes and recordings will be provided, although live participation is preferred.

      Take Actions Participants will complete a minimum of 5 Take Actions by the end of the program. Opportunities include participation in advocacy meetings, public speaking opportunities at USGLC events, and various writing assignments. Some Take Action items will be led by USGLC staff, while others will require autonomy from participants to seek and carry out.

      USGLC Global Impact Forum – June 16-18, 2024
      See below for more details.

      Program Completion – December 2024
      Upon program completion, you will be named to the USGLC State Advisory Committee of your state.

    • Commitment to the USGLC 2024 Global Impact Forum:

      Our expectation is that all accepted Next Gen participants will travel and attend the USGLC’s annual Global Impact Forum and State Leaders Capitol Hill Day, held in Washington, DC on June 16-18, 2024. Related expenses (hotel room, travel and registration fee) will be covered by the USGLC as a benefit of acceptance to the program.

    • If accepted, do you commit to attending the USGLC’s 2024 Global Impact Forum and State Leaders Capitol Hill Day in Washington, DC?*

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