Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program 2018 in Dubai (Fully Funded)

Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program 2018 in Dubai
Applications are now open for the Harvard Business School Club of the GCC Second Annual Crossroads Program.
It is a fully-funded career development opportunity for students from the Africa,  the Middle East, and Indian subcontinent who are the first in their families to attend college and may also be facing challenges in social and financial circumstances.

The 2018 program will run from September 22 – 29, 2018 at the DIFC Academy of the Dubai International Financial Centre (Dubai, UAE). Leading Harvard faculty will teach an intensive, multidisciplinary five-day curriculum in Dubai, for accomplished, motivated youth.

This program is a collaboration between the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Harvard Business School Club of the GCC, The Dubai International Financial Centre, with the support of The Dubai Future Accelerators, Expo 2020, Air Arabia, and Rove Hotels.


United Arab Emirates


The program will cover the costs of international travel, board, lodging and class materials. However, Visa costs are the responsibility of selected candidates.
This is a fully-funded career development opportunity for students from Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East.


- The applicant must be a holder of a valid passport from Central Asia, Middle East, South Asia and Africa.
- The first member of a family – or the first generation within a family – to attend college.
The applicant must demonstrate financial need.
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a college, can provide proof they begin undergraduate studies in Fall 2018, or a recent graduate from a college (within three years).
The applicant must be fluent in English.

How To Apply

You will need to submit the following materials:
- Online application through CARAT.
- Copy of your Passport
- Resume
- Academic transcript official or unofficial document showing the students grades.
- A personal statement of 600 words or less describing why you are applying for this program. Documents must be in English, double-spaced, and in 12-point size font.
- Two letters of recommendation uploaded directly to CARAT. Letters should offer insight into the students’ academic achievements and their ability to take on challenges. Letters must be in English.


- Any applications that are not in English will not be considered. 
- Any applications that do not have both recommendation letters by June 30, 2018, 11:59 PM EST will not be considered, and therefore will not be considered.

Eligible Regions

Central Asia, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

For more information please visit official website hbsgcc.org.

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