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Global Ambassadors Program – Cleveland Council on World Affairs

The Global Ambassadors program is a transformative year-long global leadership program for emerging leaders in Northeast Ohio that explores opportunities and challenges for global cities. This is a competitive program that is designed to transform leading mid-career professionals into international ambassadors for Northeast Ohio.

Global Ambassadors will participate in CCWA’s LEADS global leadership program (see above). In addition, participants will participate in a series of dedicated roundtables focused on economic development, sustainability, and community building. The program culminates in an international study tour to Finland and Spain. Learn more about this program here: 2024 Global Ambassadors Flyer.

Who is eligible?

Global Ambassadors is for emerging leaders between the ages of 25-35 years old. CCWA will select participants based on applications and eligibility requirements, which are detailed in the flyer above.

What is the cost?

The program cost is $10,000. Thanks to foundation support, CCWA is able to offer near-full scholarships for selected Global Ambassadors. Participants from the non-profit sector receive priority for scholarships. Scholarship participants must submit a $460 tuition fee for the program. Participants may also apply to the program by paying the full program fee. Included for all participants is all pre- and post-departure programming in Cleveland (30 hours of instruction).

How to apply?

Applications are due by Wednesday, July 31, 2024. To apply to the Global Ambassadors program, please click the link to fill out the application:

2024-2025 Global Ambassadors Program Application

For more information on the Global Ambassadors and LEADS programs, please contact CCWA’s Director of Global Education, Elizabeth Colvin, at

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