KnowledgeWharton Global Young Leaders Academy Summer Program 2016

Seats full in all three batches of this two-week intensive, summer program being held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania this year.


New Delhi, July 20, 2016: Launched just last year, Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) Global Young Leaders Academy Summer Program has seen a 400% jump in the number of students registered for the program this year. All three batches have already been booked fully and the program is now oversubscribed with more than 100 students registered from India as well as countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, Greece, China, Hong Kong, USA, Pakistan, Ivory Coast, Bulgaria, Brazil, UAE and Singapore are already taking part in the intensive two-week program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In its debut year in 2015, all the 20 students were all from India.

KWHS is a part of the global network of Knowledge@Wharton, the online business analysis journal of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has collaborated with BrainGain Magazine, a study abroad online magazine to run this program.

The program draws content from more than 400 lesson plans that focus on aspects such as leadership, entrepreneurship, economics & finance, international business, interpersonal skills for the 21st century such as personal leadership and influence, speech-craft and persuasion, individual goal and organizational capability, financial and emotional quotient, social responsibility, career planning and U.S. college admissions. The program also offers hands-on workshops, organized field trips including Philadelphia and East Coast Tours, visits to New York City and Washington D.C., as well as socio-cultural activities like baseball, football, and activities to understand American history and politics. Besides lectures from Wharton faculty, experienced educators and business executives, the students will also participate in a certificate-based community-service project that recognizes volunteer hours. They will also receive a certificate from KWHS upon successfully completion of the two weeks program.

Mukul Pandya, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief, Knowledge@Wharton network, says, "Within a year, we have seen an unanticipated increase in the number of students attending the KWHS program from all around world. In addition to the carefully designed lesson plans and workshops, it is an opportunity to spend two weeks in the company of a vibrant group of peers, interact with them and understand diverse cultures. This makes it a truly enriching experience that prepares the students to start envisioning a global career, expanding their dreams and understanding the potential of power networking."

Harjiv Singh, Founder and Publisher, BrainGain Magazine says, "Such a whopping success in its second year itself speaks volumes of the value that students derive from this KWHS summer program. With a focus on helping students and parents make the best informed choices to study abroad, BrainGain Magazine is glad to contribute again to the success of this Knowledge@Wharton Summer Program to develop young people into tomorrow's global leaders."

About the Wharton School and Knowledge@Wharton

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 94,000 graduates.

Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The site, which is free, captures relevant knowledge generated at Wharton and beyond by offering articles and videos based on research, conferences, speakers, books and interviews with faculty and other experts on global business topics.

About BrainGain Magazine

BrainGain Magazine (, a Salwan Media Ventures company, is the leading Study Abroad online magazine for students, their parents, and mid-career professionals. We aim to be the definitive source of information for anyone interested in exploring and learning about Study Abroad. Our primary target audience is between the ages of 16 and 25 years. We provide content to guide students and their parents through the decision-making process when exploring options to study abroad.

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