70%
of student-athletes regret not being able to study abroad due to their athletic commitments.
That's about to change.

Pledge to L.E.A.D. by 2020

Join the L.E.A.D. campaign - Leveraging Education Abroad for Development - by pledging 10% of student-athletes and athletic staff at your institution will participate in an abroad program by 2020.  

Students who study abroad:

  • have higher GPAs

  • have higher graduation rates

  • have higher starting salaries

  • are twice as likely to land career-related jobs

 

What Statistics Show About Study Abroad

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The L.E.A.D. campaign is mobilizing athletic departments across the country to leverage education abroad for development of student-athletes and athletic staff.  Leaders of tomorrow require global competencies to better understand global teams and student-athletes are getting left behind. Now is the time to L.E.A.D.

How it Works

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PLEDGE

Make a commitment to 10% of student-athletes and staff going abroad by December 31, 2020.

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PROGRAMS

Select the programs that your Institution will offer to achieve your pledge.

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ROADMAP

Nominate a L.E.A.D. Champion and establish a roadmap to success.

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LOGISTICS

Design programs according to your Institution’s vision and values.

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LAUNCH

Prep participants for the experience of a lifetime.

“Global Players offers an unrivaled abroad experience. The well-rounded program equips student-athletes for tremendous growth. Through Global Players, I was able to simultaneously develop my professional, athletic, and leadership skills. There was no sacrifice involved. Global Players afforded me an entirely rewarding summer abroad.”
 
~Grace Geiger, Harvard Field Hockey 
Programs

STUDY + SERVICE

Winter

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TEAM TRAVEL

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INTERNSHIPS

Summer + Semester

FACULTY-LED

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ONLINE

Winter + Summer

L.E.A.D. RETREATS

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Join the Movement

Connect with a GP student-athlete specialist to help you champion the pledge on your  campus!
 

THE GP NETWORK

We've partnered with the best and brightest to provide premier team travel and team study abroad experiences.