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Summer School - Preparing Global Leaders Institute

Venues: Struga (Macedonia), week 1 - Skopje (Macedonia), week 2
Period: August 12-24, 2014 
Application deadline: March 30, 2014


This August, Preparing Global Leaders Institute (PGLI) will hold its 3rd annual gathering on the premises of FON University in Struga and Skopje.

Organized by the Association for Global Development Initiatives – “Third Millennium” and in partnership with FON University, PGLI will welcome award – winning professors of an international repute to teach courses on the psychology of leadership, public speaking, political economy, diplomacy and foreign policy. Delegates will then be able to put their instruction into practice through exciting constitutional, diplomatic and business simulations that will foster important leadership skills and help prepare our delegates for real-world challenges.

Outside of the classroom, PGLI delegates will hear political dignitaries discuss their leadership experiences and have the opportunity to socialize with bright, young, motivated students and professionals from 30+ countries. Attendees will also benefit from immersion in the host country during an 10-day stay on the beautiful coast of the Lake of Ohrid, a UNESCO heritage site, and through recreational trips to Ohrid, St. Naum, and Bitola.

At the end of our program there will be a graduation ceremony held at the prestigious FON University in Skopje. Upon completion of the institutes our delegates will receive certificates from PGL and FON as future global leaders. So if YOU have what it takes to become a PGLI 2014 delegate please refer to the section bellow:



  • Citizens of any country in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants born from 1980 onward are eligible to apply.
  • All applicants must be either enrolled to a higher education institution or have already completed university level studies.
  • Applications are welcome by young professionals provided that they have completed at least first cycle of university studies.

Application Procedure

A completed application form is necessary to register for the Preparing Global Leaders Institute. A confirmation letter to all applicants will be sent by e-mail upon acceptance of the application. All applicants will additionally be informed by e-mail on the decision of PGLI admission board. This decision will be final and cannot be appealed upon delivery. Information and consent forms will be mailed in May and June. PGLI grants refunds only when a cancellation is received by July 12.

Applicants should provide the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Passport photo (jPEG format)
  • Curriculm Vitae (recommended)
  • Letter of Support (optional)

The application form should be sent to  with "PGLI 2014 ApplicationForm" as subject title. Please note that admission to the institute is made on a rolling basis, therefore earlier applications will receive more consideration.


PGLI lectures will cover the following topics:

  • Political Persuasion
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Analytic Thinking
  • Political Economy
  • Social media
  • Journalism
  • Diplomacy
  • Personal Branding
  • Networking
  • Advertising
  • Transition Democracy
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Cognition
  • Marketing
  • International Relations

Costs and Scholarship

Self-financed students pay the full cost of the program which is 1000 EUR (covering tuition fees, accommodation, full meal plan, special events, sport facilities, vocational trips, and transportation Struga-Skopje).

Students may apply for scholarships given by PGLI. Scholarships are based on merit, civic involvement, and motivation. Applicants who wish to apply for a scholarship should attach a brief scholarship statement to their application.

All participants are responsible for travel arrangements and associated insurance and VISA costs (if needed) to Macedonia.


Priority deadline is March 30, 2014. Applicants in need of scholarship support are urged to apply before the priority deadline. While scholarship support is available after the early deadline, it is allocated on a rolling basis and earlier applications are given priority.

Final deadline for Category A applicants is May 18, 2014. Category B entries will be received until June 22, 2014.


Information & contacts

Preparing Global Leaders Institute
address: Stale Popov 9, 1000, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
tel.: +389 75 292707


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