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Global Leadership Forums (GLFs)

HIS holds monthly GLFs on campus in Columbia and Charlotte.  The forums consist of marketplace leaders who share their stories, talk about leadership lessons they have learned, and share how they integrate faith and values in the marketplace.  In addition to the main speaker, marketplace and academic leaders serve as table discussion leaders to help clarify the lessons and form deeper relationships.  At this event we collect information for a database in order to follow-up with these students and scholars.


Global Leadership Institute (GLI)

HIS has asked our leaders to prepare leadership courses that can be offered to the students. This is a great way to go deeper with the students and for them to share with each other. We use a variety of leadership materials. Students can pick the course or series that meet their needs and schedule.


Global Leadership Network (GLN)

This network consists of internationals who are students studying in the United States. They join their campus GLN and begin to network with other students, other GLNs, marketplace and academic leaders. This network begins face-to face and then expands to a variety of opportunities on social media and digital communication platforms. Hence the GLN connects leaders both locally and globally, affording a strong support system. 

 What else we do: 

  • Have special events for international students and scholars

  • Connect the internationals to others in the community having special events

  • Find an international student an American friend or language partner

  • Connect an American and a student for dinner or an activity

  • Have parties

  • Provide lunches at BCM and CCFI or with other groups at USC or UNCC

  • Connect students for English lessons or other needs

  • Help students find rides for shopping or other places

  • Help connect students with leaders in the community

  • Help students with medical or job-related issues

  • Teach American culture

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