International Leadership Program (ILP)

The International Leadership Program is designed for students looking to enhance their leadership, communication and teamwork skills. It provides opportunities for your professional development while serving the SMU community and the global community. It is open to ALL SMU students - domestic, international, graduate and undergraduate.

It is the ISSS Office's goal for international students to have meaningful experience at SMU and to help them navigate through all the available resources offered. SMU is home to the International Leadership Program and leaders are always ready to offer advice about living in the U.S., answer any questions about resources off/on-campus, and be a guide. 

Enhance your leadership skills through regular trainings, serve on projects that better the international student experience, and provide event support for in-person and virtual programs hosted by the International Student and Scholar Services Office.

ILP applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now OPEN!


Questions or want to share your interest in the program? Contact