Global Leadership Cohorts

If you’re a student who’s ready to embark upon a spiritually courageous life abroad and seek a greater purpose in your host country, InterVarsity Study Abroad’s Global Leadership Cohorts (GLC) is for you! GLC is a unique opportunity to catalyze your leadership growth and discipleship while learning alongside the global church and experienced practitioners in missions.

GLC will offer focused discipleship, coaching, and formation to accepted study abroad students split into geographically based cohorts. You will be supported and coached to seek God for a tangible and specific missional activity while you are abroad. We want you to be creative, but some examples might include: starting a Bible study or GIG, regularly serving your city/campus abroad, participating in a missions project with a local church/IFES movement, partnering with an ISM ministry, etc.

Benefits & Structure

  • GLC Launch Retreat
    • Europe cohort: in-person location TBD 
      • Dates: October 4-6
    • Rest of the World cohort: Zoom 
  • Cohort Digital Small Group
    • Weekly Zoom sessions, including guest visits from missions and global Church leaders
  • Monthly 1-on-1 Coaching
    • InterVarsity mentor to coach growth goals and missional activity
  • Mid-Semester Spiritual Formation Retreat
    • Europe cohort: Journey pilgrimage of their choice (bringing a friend is encouraged)
    • World cohort: Zoom
  • Digital Debrief upon return to U.S.

Europe cohort $500 registration includes:

  • All Launch and Journey costs, excluding transportation
  • SENT Handbook

Are you studying somewhere else in the world?:

  • We want to offer similar discipleship and leadership development opportunities for motivated students studying anywhere in the world. The world cohorts are still in development. So, if you're interested, please apply and we will be in touch!
  • Registration will likely be about $15. It will include a SENT Handbook and one-on-one mentoring.