GLA Program Dates, Costs & Financial Aid

Important Information

Applications are open, click HERE to start your application.

Applicants should expect to hear about their acceptance status within two weeks of their completed application submission. 

When filling out the application, please provide a working email address that you check often. Correspondence, including acceptance letters, will be sent to this email address. All attachments should be word docs.

Application Deadlines

At this time, GLA has a rolling admissions process. Applicants indicate their preferred program dates on the application.

Program Dates

For secondary/high school students (ages 15 to 18)

  • July 25 to August 16 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • August 29 to September 20 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • October 3 to October 25 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • October 31 to November 22 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • November 28 to December 20 (Japanese-English & English-only)

For college/university students (ages 18 to 25)

  • August 1 to August 23 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • August 29 to September 20 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • October 3 to October 25 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • October 31 to November 22 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • November 28 to December 20 (Japanese-English & English-only)

For young professionals (ages 21+)

  • July 25 to August 16 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • August 29 to September 20 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • October 3 to October 25 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • October 31 to November 22 (Japanese-English & English-only)
  • November 28 to December 20 (Japanese-English & English-only)

Costs

Application Fee: none

Tuition:

  • $495 for GL101: Introduction to Leadership
  • $695 for GL201: Personal Leadership
  • $695 for GL202: Social Leadership

tuition discounts available when pre-paying for two or more programs 

Financial Aid

Thanks to generous donors, we are able to extend need-based scholarships on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please click HERE to apply.

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