Rockefeller Global Leadership Program

Intentionally increase your comfort and understanding of people and cultures who are different in thoughts, beliefs, words, and actions; and learn how to lead by creating a climate of respect.

About the Program

The Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP) engages a diverse group of Dartmouth students who seek to develop their intercultural leadership competencies, which have become increasingly crucial in the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors.

Each Monday throughout the term, a cohort of 20-25 students will have in-depth discussions about topics such as cultural identity, cross-cultural communication, diversity, self-awareness, and leadership. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of leadership in a global context through a multitude of small-group and individual activities, including scenario act-outs, case studies, and group presentations. Theory meets practice with a culminating weekend field excursion to Montreal or Boston.

By the end of the program, students are better equipped to make a positive impact during culturally diverse experiences such as foreign study programs, field research projects, volunteering, internships, and post-graduation careers.

Application Process

The application process includes an online application and a short interview.


  • The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. The application for Spring 2024 will become available in January 2024.


For the 2023-2024 year, RGLP will be offered during fall and spring terms. All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome to apply, regardless of major. First-year students who are veterans or have taken at least one gap year before coming to Dartmouth are also welcome to participate in RGLP.

For more information, email us at, or contact the program officer Leslie Wagner.