The Future Global Leaders Fellowship

The Future Global Leaders Fellowship annually selects the world’s top first-generation university students and, over the course of a 3-year program, primes them for induction into the Fortis Societythe world’s first private network of diverse leaders committed to one another’s success and to a better world. Applications open November 2017


intensive leadership training

In August, FGL Fellows complete an intensive three-week training with the National Outdoor Leadership School  in the US. Together they are taught a rigorous leadership curriculum and build strong relationships by overcoming extreme physical/mental challenges in the wild. NOLS alumni include NASA teams, Fortune 500 teams, and Wharton/Harvard MBA’s.

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high level mentorship

FGL Fellows work with us to identify and secure a high-level leader in their field who will become their mentor for three years. FGL Mentors provide personal insights into what it takes to reach the highest levels of success and help expand Fellows’ networks.

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global internship funding

FLF does not match FGL Fellows with internships. They secure a top-tier internship abroad (i.e. outside of their country of birth, heritage, and residence). and we provide customized coaching and funding to cover internship costs not met by the host company/scholarships. Fellows have previously secured internships in 30+ countries at companies like Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Google, UN, Grameen Bank, BNP Paribas, US Embassies, Clinton Foundation, etc.

customized career services

Our team also assists FGL Fellows in maximizing their professional opportunities through providing one-on-one career advising, customized career guides, online trainings with Human Resources executives, and intimate conversations with top professionals.


FGL Fellows sign the FORTIS SOCIETY Honor Pledge with the desire to be inducted as lifetime members of the Society upon completion of the FGL Fellowship. They commit to striving towards the highest levels of influence, reciprocating solidarity with each other, and creating meaningful change upon obtaining positions of power. In return, members benefit from a powerful, tight-knit network of influential global leaders from humble backgrounds.