All candidates must comply with the following criteria:

Colombian origin and Colombian residence
Ages 24 – 34
College degree from an accredited university
Excellent academic record
Proven English language skills, reading, writing and oral

At least one year of work experience
Commitment to return to country of origin for at least one year to apply knowledge obtained
A written agreement will be signed and submitted by the candidate upon completion of the application. Failure to comply with this agreement will result in the participant reimbursing the Latin American Board of the total cost of the program, $25,000.00 USD.
The GCL Program Selection Committees also take into consideration the following additional criteria:

Leadership potential

Candidate’s ability to build networks, share knowledge and become catalyst for change and innovation

Involvement in extracurricular and/or high impact activities

Reasons for participation in the GCL Program expressed in the application form

Evaluation of answers to questions in the application form

Other merits

– Participants will be responsible for covering their meal expenses for the duration of the program.

All participants in the GCL Program, must abide by the Georgetown University Ethos Statement and Rules and Regulations.
– For further questions regarding application requirements please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.
– All Colombian applicants must apply through www.oaleducacion.com.co. Applicants must download and complete the application and send it with the other documents to:
Señora
Aidee Cuadros
Organización Ardila Lülle
Calle 52 No.47-42, Edificio Coltejer
Medellín





All applications and documents will be received by Georgetown University and later channeled to the appropriate selection Committees in each country for review.

Each selection committee will review local applications, determine preliminary candidates, carry out first round interviews and select semi-finalists. The application process and selection in the country of origin of a candidate does not guarantee acceptance to Georgetown University.

Each selection committee will send a list of local semi-finalists to Georgetown University for a final review. An Admissions Committee at the University will review the application forms and supporting documents of semi-finalists, carry out a final interview in English and via Skype to determine the participants of the GCL program.

Georgetown University will notify all applicants of the selection decision via email. This will end the selection process.





A. IS THERE ANY COST FOR THE GCL PROGRAM?

By applying to the GCL Program, you are competing to obtain a scholarship worth $25,000.00 USD which covers the tuition for the GCL Program, round trip airfare to Washington, D.C. from your country of origin, medical insurance, housing, and course materials. Further instructions will be given once accepted to the program.

B. WHAT DOES THE GCL PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP COVER?

Room and apartment furnishings
Materials for the seminar
Tuition
Medical Insurance
Economy class round trip airfare
*Participants will be responsible for covering their meal expenses for the duration of the program.

C. WHICH IBERO-AMERICAN COUNTRIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GCL PROGRAM?

Candidates who are citizens and residents of in any of the following countries are eligible to apply for the GCL Program.

D. I AM A CANDIDATE FROM COLOMBIA, WHERE SHOULD I APPLY?

All Colombian applicants must apply through www.oaleducacion.com.co. Applicants must download and complete the application and send it with the other documents to:
Señora
Aidee Cuadros
Organización Ardila Lülle
Calle 52 No.47-42, Edificio Coltejer
Medellín

E. WHAT ABOUT THE REQUIREMENT TO RETURN TO MY COUNTRY AFTER THE GCL PROGRAM?

All GCL Program participants are required to return to their countries of origin for a year, once the Program ends . We require this in order to ensure that the investment made on the fellow’s participation will return to the region where he/she will be able to apply the knowledge and tools acquired during the program to be an agent of change. Failure to comply with this agreement will result in the participant reimbursing the Latin American Board of the total cost of the program, $25,000.00 USD.

F. I HAVE DUAL CITIZENSHIP, CAN I APPLY?

Yes. For example, an applicant may be a citizen of the United States and another Ibero-American country. Applicants with dual citizenship can apply to the GCL Program and will be considered as long as they reside in any of the Ibero-American countries listed above and will return to their countries of origin upon the culmination of the GCL Program.

G. WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT FULFILL THE AGE REQUIREMENT?

In order to be eligible to participate in the GCL Program you must be between 24 through 34 years of age. We invite you to apply if you are interested, but please keep in mind that priority will be given to applicants who fulfill all requirements. If you are under 24 years of age, we encourage you to apply in the future as this is a yearly program.

H. CAN I APPLY FOR THE GCL PROGRAM LOCALLY IN MY COUNTRY?

The GCL Program has set up Selection Committees in diverse countries to assist with the pre-selection of candidates for the GCL Program. However, the selection process is headed in Georgetown University, so you must send in your application and supporting documents electronically through the online application found on this website. Your information will then be sent to the corresponding Committee for review and you will be contacted by them if you make it to the first round for an interview.

I. I DO NOT HAVE WORK EXPERIENCE BUT HAVE VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE, CAN I STILL APPLY?

We tend to give priority of admission to applicants with work experience because it allows participants to learn from each other and contribute with their professional experiences to class discussions. Nevertheless, we take into consideration the application as a whole and we encourage interested candidates to apply this year or in the future as this is a yearly program.

J. IN WHAT LANGUAGE MUST I SUBMIT MY DOCUMENTS?

Your application and essays must be submitted in English. Supporting documents from your university and letters of recommendation may be submitted in English or Spanish only.

K. MY DOCUMENTS ARE IN PORTUGUESE DO I HAVE TO GET THEM TRANSLATED AND CERTIFIED?

All required documents must be submitted in English or Spanish. Candidates from a Portuguese speaking country must submit the original documents in Portuguese AND an English translation of these documents. The translation does not have to be certified.

L. CAN I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION AND/OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS BY EMAIL?

To review and consider your applications, please you must print all documents and send them to:
Señora
Aidee Cuadros
Organización Ardila Lülle
Calle 52 No.47-42, Edificio Coltejer
Medellín

M. WHAT IS A UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT?

Georgetown requires a copy of an official transcript from each university where you have studied, in order to review your academic history and grades obtained.

N. I GRADUATED BUT HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA?

If you have graduated from a university or post graduate studies and have not received your diploma, please submit a certified copy of a document issued by your university stating that you have graduated from that institution. The document must include the date of graduation and final grade point average.

O. WHAT ABOUT THE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION?

Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation. One of these letters must come from an employer the second letter can be from a professor, employer or any other figure who can write about your talents and abilities. Recommendations must not be from family members and must be written in English or Spanish only. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the attention of: GCL Program Admissions Committee.

P. IS THERE A SPECIFIC TEMPLATE FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION AND TO WHOM SHOULD THE LETTERS BE ADDRESSED?

There is no specific template or format for the letters of recommendation. However, please check the submission guidelines specified above. The letters should be addressed to GCL Admission’s Committee or Latin American Board.

Q. HOW CAN I PROVE MY ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

There are several ways candidates can provide proof of English Competency. Applicants may provide TOEFL or Cambridge English Language Assessment results for an exam taken in the past or a certificate or other proof of advanced English language courses completed successfully. Additionally, if an applicant has completed undergraduate or post graduate studies at an English-speaking country, the corresponding diploma will suffice to prove proficiency.

R. CAN I SUBMIT A COPY OF ANOTHER IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT BESIDES A PASSPORT COPY?

We ask that you please submit a legible and valid copy of your passport.

S. ON THE APPLICATION, THERE IS AN “ADD VIDEO FILE” AND “ADD AUDIO FILE” OPTION, DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT A VIDEO AND AUDIO AS PART OF THE APPLICATION?

No. Those are not required options.

T. I WANT TO ATTACH MORE THAN ONE DOCUMENT, HOW CAN I DO THAT?

You may attach additional documents by clicking on the “Add Documents” button on the right-hand side of the application’s main page.

U. I AM HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE APPLICATION PORTAL, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you need technical assistance while creating, completing or submitting the application please go to help.fluidreview.com/contact

V. WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE GCL PROGRAM?

The 2018 GCL Program application closes on Tuesday August 20th, 2018 at 5:00pm, Colombian time
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The application form consists of personal and academic information which must be given by the candidates, along with extracurricular activities and languages.
Applicants must explain the reason for wanting to participate in the GCL Program and answer a series of additional questions.
The Application Form also consists of a written agreement to return to the candidate’s country of origin upon completion of

the program for at least one year in order to apply lessons learned. Failure to comply with this agreement will result in full reimbursement of the GCL Program scholarship by the participant. The Application form should be submitted online through the GCL application website, along with the following supporting documents:
Current Resume (Curriculum Vitae)
Copy of university diploma
Copy of university transcripts (grades obtained)
Copy of any post graduate studies diploma (if applicable)
Copy of any post graduate studies transcripts (if applicable)
Two letters of recommendation
One of the letters must be a professional letter of recommendation
Copy of valid passport
ONE of the following proof of English competency:
TOEFL
Cambridge English Language Assessment
Certificate or other proof of advanced English language courses taken
Diploma from undergraduate or postgraduate studies at an English speaking country

Please save the application as a Word Document, fill out the form, print it and send it to Organización Ardila Lülle.



Personal Information

First name
Last Name
Place of Birth (City and Country)
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
Home Address
City
State/Province
Country
Home Phone
Mobile Phone
Email Address
Country to which you will return upon completion of the GCL Program


Work Experience

Please include current and/or previous jobs

    Organization/Company  Position Time Period
  1.
  2.
  3.

              
Please describe any leadership roles and/or accomplishments you have had in a professional setting

Education

University Studies
Institution
Degree/Program of study
City
Country
Graduation Date

Post-Graduate Studies
Institution
Degree/Program of study
City
Country
Graduation Date
 
Post-Graduate Studies
Institution
Degree/Program of study
City
Country
Graduation Date

 

Other Courses and Programs
Institution
Degree/Program of study
City
Country
Graduation Date
 
Other Courses and Programs
Institution
Degree/Program of study
City
Country
Graduation Date

Languages

Extracurricular Activities

Identify any volunteer, political, social and other activities in which you are involved or have been involved in the past as well as any leadership roles.

    Organization/Company  Position Time Period
  1.
  2.
  3.

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Description of Extracurricular Activities

Please include any additional description of the activities or projects you have carried out at the above organizations. Please include any awards, recognition or leadership roles.

Project

The GCL Program is a transformational experience that strengthens a fellow’s leadership skills, fosters personal development and expands his/her world views. The Global Competitiveness Leadership Program seeks to have a Multiplier Effect in the Ibero-American region through its vast alumni network.

While at Georgetown, all participants will partake in workshops and courses on project development and are expected to develop a social impact project that can be carried out when they return to their home countries. Participants may come with an already-existing project/organization or may create a new project once they arrive. With this in mind, please answer the following questions regarding your project idea.

 

Please explain your project idea in detail (maximum 200 words)

If your project were to become a reality, who would benefit the most and how? (maximum 200 words)


If your project were to become a reality, what challenges might your project face? (maximum 200 words)


Essay Questions

Please respond carefully and completely to the essay questions below. Our program tends to have more applicants than can be accommodated, and the following questions are a key component in the selection process.

Please describe your immediate and long-term career and personal goals. How will attending the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program help you to achieve them? (maximum 250 words)

Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again? (maximum 250 words)

What do you think are the three most pressing issues in your country? How would you address them? (maximum 250 words)

If you had to make a promotional video for your country, what three things would you highlight? (maximum 250 words)

Some people have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. (Optional Essay) (maximum 250 words)

 

Signature

In accordance with the GCL Program Rules and Regulations, I agree to return to my country of origin for at least one year upon completion of the program in order to apply the experience and knowledge obtained. Also, according to the same document, I understand and accept that Georgetown University's Latin American Board will solicit reimbursement of the total cost of the program, 25,000.00 USD, in the case of non-compliance with this obligation.

I declare that all information provided on this application form and additional documents are correct and complete. I understand that the falsification or omission of information can result in rejection of the application.

Date and signature

_____________________________

Please fill out the application form, print it and  send it  along with the required documents to