Events

Junior Greenheart Global Leaders Conference

May 6, 2021 - May 10, 2021

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    Date and Time

    May 6, 2021 - May 10, 2021

    Costs

    tbd

    Location

    Chicago, Illinois

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    Eligibility

    • All applicants must be Greenheart Club members
    • All applicants must be Greenheart Exchange students studying in the United States OR a Greenheart Travel alumni living in the United States
    • All FLEX and YES applicants must have 75 volunteer hours logged in the Greenheart Club. All non-FLEX and YES students must have 30 hours logged in the Greenheart Club.

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UPDATE: Due to growing concerns regarding COVID-19, the 2020 Greenheart Global Leaders Conference is cancelled. Thank you to all those who applied for this year’s conference. At Greenheart, our number one priority is your safety—please continue to read information provided by WHO and CDC during this time. We hope you will apply to this event in 2021.

Explore global leadership in Chicago, Illinois through social and environmental service, cultural exchange, and international advocacy. Engage in meaningful discussions led by Greenheart staff and practice your public speaking skills by sharing your cultural exchange accomplishments with the founders of Greenheart and staff at our headquarters.

Conference Highlights

  • Explore global leadership through social and environmental service, cultural exchange, and international advocacy.
  • Engage in meaningful discussions led by Greenheart staff and other civic leaders and innovators.
  • Practice and refine your public speaking skills by sharing your cultural exchange accomplishments with the founders of Greenheart and staff at our headquarters in Chicago.
  • Dive into Chicago culture by volunteering with a local organization.
  • Enjoy sightseeing excursions to some of Chicago’s most iconic attractions.
  • Visit the Greenheart Shop: Chicago’s only non-profit, fair trade shop.

What’s Included

Greenheart International will award 5 full scholarships to the most qualified alumni and participants to attend the Junior Greenheart Global Leaders Conference.  Applicants may include: one Greenheart Exchange grant student, one J-1 visa student, one F-1 visa student, one Greenheart Travel participant and one Chicago Youth. The scholarship will include domestic travel to and from Chicago, accommodations, meals, and activities.

Not included in the scholarship:

  • Snacks
  • Personal purchases (souvenirs, personal hygiene supplies, extra meals, etc.)
  • Any expenses outside of the conference dates