Students from all across the United States and throughout the world have participated in GLDI. As of now, GLDI has held ten 40-day programs in the U.S. and two in South Korea.

Our upcoming GLDI’s will be held on JAMA Global Campus in Lindale, TX next Summer (2018).

GLDI is Looking for students who are…

– Born-again, baptized Christian in good standing at a local church
– Between 3rd year of college at a 4-year accredited university (by Fall 2018) and 27 years of age
– Demonstrate strong leadership potential
– Have an outstanding academic record (min. 3.0 GPA)

* Applicants will go through a screening process, including a video interview before being selected.
  1. Open an online account
  2. Complete online application (including personal essays)
  3. Ask your pastor to fill out GLDI’s pastor’s recommendation form and have him/her send it to our office via email/mail. (download the form)
  4. Send in your college/university transcript(s)*
  5. If you’d like to apply for the scholarship, please fill out GLDI-Financial Aid form and send it in.
  6. Our office will contact you to schedule an interview via Skype/Google video chat).
  7. Admission status will be notified via email within a couple of weeks after the interview.
    * We may ask for a TOEFL score (minimum of 20 points in each category) or equivalent from international students

Full Tuition: $5,300(includes room & board)


Early bird applications are eligible for additional scholarship funds.*

*For GLDI in USA applicants only.


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GLDI Tuition | Scholarship

Accommodation & Campus Life

Students stay in a dorm usually sharing a room with at least one other person or up to three more.
GLDI has a tight schedule which is challenging for most of the students however students are able to enjoy times with fellow students, faculty members, lecturers, and staff.

Fundraising Tips


– Write a support letter. Like a missions support letter, tell your family, friends, church members, and college fellowship what GLDI is and what you wish to gain through the program. You may be surprised at who is willing to give!
– Be creative. Put on a bake sale, sing at a cafe night, make a box of handmade cards, etc.
– Think small. Giving $10, $20, or $30 may feel like less of a burden for supporters.
– Follow up. Be sure to write a card or call your supporters to express your gratitude. Emails or blog posts throughout and after GLDI allow your supporters to be a part of your journey as well.

GLDI Alumni have come from (schools)

Academy of Art University

Arizona State University

Azusa Pacific University

Baekseok University (백석대학교)

Baylor University

Binghamton University

Biola University

Boston College

Boston University

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

California Baptist University

California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

California State Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo

California State University – Fullerton

California State University – Long Beach

California State University – Monterey Bay

California State University – Northridge

Cameron University

Catholic Kwandong University (가톨릭관동대학교)

Chonnam University (전남대학교)

Chosun University (조선대학교)

Chung-Ang University (중앙대학교)

Chungnam National University (충남대학교)

Chugye University of the Arts (추계예술대학교)

College of William and Mary

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Creighton University

Dartmouth University

Dong-A University (동아대학교)

Dongduk Women’s University (동덕여자대학교)

Drew University

Drexel University

Duke University

Eastern University

Emory University

Ewha Womans University (이화여자대학교)

Faculdade de Medicina do ABC (Brazil)

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Florida State University

Full Sail University

Georgetown University

George Washington University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University

Gyeongsang National University (경상국립대학교)

Hallym University (한림대학교)

Handong Global University (한동글로벌대학교)

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교)

Hansei University (한세대학교)

Harvard University

Hanyang University (한양대학교)

Hongik University (홍익대학교)

Hoseo University (호서대학교)

Inje University (인제대학교)

International University of Korea (한국국제대학교)

James Madison University

Jeju University (제주대학교)

KAIST (한국과학기술원)

Korea Baptist Theological University (한국침례신학대학교)

Korea National Open University (국립한국방송통신대학교)

Korea University (고려대)

Kosin University (고신대)

Liberty University

Loyola Marymount University

Manhattan School of Music

New York University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Nyack College

Ohio State University

Pace University

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Prairie View A&M University

Princeton University

Pukyong National University (부경대학교)

Quinnipiac University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Roosevelt University

Rutgers University

Saint John’s University

Saint Petersburg State University (Russia)

Santiago Canyon College

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of Visual Arts

Seoul National University (서울대학교)

Simon Fraser University (Canada)

Smith College

Sogang University (憮鬼渠)

Southern Connecticut State University

Stanford University

State University of New York – Geneseo

Stony Brook University

Tsinghua University (China)

Texas A&M University

Tufts University

Universita Bocconi (Italy)

University of Arizona

University of Auckland (New Zealand)

University of British Columbia (Canada)

University of California – Berkeley

University of California – Davis

University of California – Irvine

University of California – Los Angeles

University of California – Riverside

University of California – San Diego

University of Chicago

University of Colorado – Boulder

University of Colorado – Denver

University of Connecticut

University of Denver

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Georgia – Athens

University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign

University of Kansas

University of Louisville

University of Maryland – Baltimore County

University of Maryland – College Park

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina – Greensboro

University of North Texas

University of Pennsylvania

University of Southampton (England)

University of Southern California

University of South Florida – St. Petersburg

University of Sydney (Australia)

University of Virginia

University of Texas – Austin

University of Texas – Dallas

University of Toronto (Canada)

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of West Florida

Vanderbilt University

Villanova University

Wake Forest University

Washington Bible College

Washington State University

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Westmont College

Wheaton College

Yanbian University (China)

Yale University

Yonsei University (연세대학교)

FORMS in English
한국어 서류/양식 Forms in Korean


University of Pennsylvania Graduate
Philadelphia, PA

“GLDI has truly been the most challenging and eye-opening journey of my life. It was a time when my weaknesses were exposed, my core beliefs shaken, my knowledge and scope of life broadened, and a time where I was able to network with brilliant leaders, staff and potential global leaders of our generation. My valuable experience at GLDI was incomparable to any prestigious internship or luxurious vacation I could ever go on.”



St. Petersburg State University, Russia Graduate

“Through GLDI God connected me with others who strive to keep holy standards, like Daniel and his three friends. During our 40 days together my friends and I were able to encourage and sharpen each other to become more like Christ. I am looking forward to how God will use us as His servant leaders in the future.”  



Handong Global University
Pohang, South Korea

“Through the lectures and mentors at GLDI, my perspective on vocation changed. Regardless of what vocation I go into, I am a missionary and an ambassador of Christ. I want to serve God and His people by using the gifts He’s given me to ultimately lead others to know God.”



Stanford University Graduate
Cupertino, CA

“GLDI is focused on teaching us the truth about Jesus, and opening our eyes to the larger community around us. Do not misunderstand me when I say GLDI is teaching the truth. I have been challenged to reconsider everything I have taken for granted about Christianity, both as a way of life and a social institution. GLDI is breaking the indoctrination I have received from the secular world and all its assumptions about Christianity that I had not taken seriously in the past. In this manner, I am learning the truth.”