What it Means to be a Global Leader

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We, at Bright Light Volunteers, have made it our mission to help educate future global leaders. But, what exactly does it mean to be a global leader? How does one become a global leader? Can I become a global leader?

These are some of the questions you might ask yourself when trying to decide if our programs are right for you. So, let’s look at these questions, in depth, and find out if you are (or can become) a global leader.

A global leader is a person who understands world systems and that they have the ability to impact the communities they interact with. A global leader is someone who wishes to not only positively impact a community, but also wishes to provide sustainable support to the people of that community. Being a global leader is not a job. It is a passion.

To become a global leader, one must fuel their curiosity about the world around them. A future global leader must seek out opportunities to gain knowledge about cultures from around the world. They must be open, understanding, and willing to explore.

There are no limitations to who can become a global leader. Global leaders come in all genders, ethnicities, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds. In fact, if you are reading this blog, you might be on your journey to becoming a global leader.

So, what does this mean? What’s the point?

As our society becomes more globalized, it is those with a background in global leadership that will pave the way to a truly sustainable future that crosses the invisible barriers of country lines, race, and culture. It is our hope that the global leaders of tomorrow will have the knowledge they need in order to fully understand some of the struggles of the world and their part in the puzzle. We want you to take the knowledge you acquire on your mission of becoming a global leader, and use it in your daily lives, in your career. You will find that once you have become a global leader, people will look up to YOU for your advice and expertise. Understanding that you are a global leader, and that YOU have the power to impact the world is the first step!

Yes, YOU can make a difference. YOU can be the start of something that can create sustainable change, helping people, making an impact. YOU can become a global leader!

With Bright Light Volunteers, not only will you volunteer abroad, but you will have the opportunity to experience so much more! You will observe a culture far from your own. You will experience a way of life that so many in Western societies do not even know exists. You will build relationships with your peers and with those you are helping. You will get the inside scoop on what it means to live in a certain region. You will understand what it means to become a global leader.

We hope you take this opportunity to realize that YOU have the opportunity to become a global leader of tomorrow and make the world a brighter place!

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