Aspire Leaders Program

Cycle 2 Applications Open April 18, 2022

Candidates for the program receive a host of leadership, academic, and professional development resources through a tiered application structure that reaches thousands of students globally. In the 2022 Aspire Leaders Program Cycle One, ~7,500 students applied from over 104 countries.

Students access self-assessment tools, Harvard course materials, and developmental feedback. Through a global and intellectual community, participants interact directly with world-class faculty and a global community of peers as they grapple with questions of identity, technology, ethics, and structural change.

Aspire’s multi-stage evaluation process offers a host of benefits to thousands of applicants. These include:

For participants in stages 1-3:

  1. Machine-learning-based skills assessment and recommendations for improvement
  2. Fully-funded HarvardX courses
  3. Live, interactive sessions featuring senior faculty from Harvard and other leading institutions worldwide from a range of disciplinary backgrounds

Stage 4:

Aspire Institute will invite a selection of participants to apply for stage 5. These students will compile an application with two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a video interview. They will also receive guidance on creating this application that will help in future professional and academic pursuits.

Stage 5, immersive learning:

  1. Intensive final cohort program with case-study-based curricula
  2. Extended Leadership Opportunities (ELOs)

Experimental pedagogical approaches and innovative uses of technology bring together a faculty members across disciplines and students from all around the globe, creating a novel global and interdisciplinary classroom.

If you are an educator or leader in your community and believe that the program could be useful to your students or networks, please reach out to us here.


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