Are you ready to take the next step in your leadership journey? Join peers and mentors from around the world for this intensive leadership experience inspired by the Iacocca Institute’s signature Global Village program. Designed exclusively for alumni of FLEX/FLEX Abroad, YES/YES Abroad, and YEAR exchange programs, Iacocca Global Village on the Move 2023 combines worldwide connections and cross-cultural engagement with leadership development and collaborative team projects. Immerse yourself in a diverse world of cultures that you will be part of forever, and then join a lifelong alumni network spanning 141 countries.

PHASE 1: Virtual global community and consulting project: August 28-October 13, 2023


Begin your leadership journey in a unique virtual community with fellow Villagers from around the world. Work in a cross-cultural and geographically diverse team on a seven-week consulting project with an international client. Develop a personal leadership action plan in a CliftonStrengths leadership assessment and coaching workshop. In addition to your own cohort, engage with others from the Iacocca Global Village, faculty, alumni, and leaders through virtual roommate experiences and gathering spaces. Designed to work around your existing commitments, this phase is part-time (four to six hours a week).


PHASE 2: Leadership experience in Istanbul, Turkey: November 2023*


After Phase 1, stay in touch online and then travel to a five-day residency in Istanbul, Turkey. There you will meet fellow Villagers in-person and collaborate to complete a Sustainable Development Goal Challenge. You will work with mentors and others to enhance your leadership skills, enjoy local culture and site visits, and engage with community leaders.

* Villagers will be split into two cohorts for the in-person residency. The two workshops will take place Nov. 5-11 and Nov. 12-18. Participants will NOT get to choose which week they attend. Alumni must not apply if not available for either week.


Program costs, including travel to and from the conference venues, meals, accommodation, and visa expenses, are fully covered by the U.S. Department of State.


Click here to apply now! The application deadline is June 11, 2023. Applicants must be 19 years old or older as of November 1, 2023.