Global Leadership Program

Our longest-running, highest-rated professional development program. Apply today to enhance your global competency and cross-cultural communication skills as a professional.

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LEAD Program

The Lead, Engage, Advance and Discover program will develop your global leadership skills, instill the confidence and skills to become culturally competent, enhance your English ability through specially designed coursework and help you become more marketable internationally. Aided by our excellent instructors, American peers, professional and community involvement and hands-on activities, you will immerse yourself in American college life — “living English” during your semester at the University of Missouri.

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