World of Global Medicine and Human Rights

What skills do leaders need today? And how do top-notch college students develop those skills? The World of Academic Achievers: Leadership for a Civil Society will explore the skills leaders of today and tomorrow will need to succeed. Students in this L-LC will engage with various leaders, guest speakers and mentors, understand the role of research, and explore opportunities for internships and global study. UAlbany senior leaders will guide students who want to make a difference in the world by developing their leadership skills and provide opportunities for them to get involved right from the start.

Click here to view the World of Academic Achievers: Leadership for Civil Society brochure!


As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you stay an engaged student within your L-LC, you could become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly meals in your own dining hall!
World of Academic Achievers Lead Faculty: Provost Carol Kim
Weekly L-LC Dinner: Tuesdays 5:35 – 6:30 pm

Academic Advisor: Vanessa Borum

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Academic Achievers: Leadership for a Civil Society is open to students from all majors. Students with strong academic and leadership backgrounds are encouraged to apply!

What does the World of Academic Achievers: Leadership for a Civil Society do?

The World of Academic Achievers will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend themed events together.

Fall 2020 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Educational Policy and Leadership 202: Leadership in Organizations (optional)
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies 100: Women Creating Change (optional)

Spring 2021 L-LC Courses
An applied learning opportunity of your choice!

Examples of co-curricular events:

• Meet with members of UAlbany’s senior leadership team to explore leadership opportunities and skill development.
• Work on campus-wide panel discussions where leaders discuss challenges and opportunities that affect the state, region and nation.
• Understand how research contributes to change and the need for capable leadership to understand and participate in that change.
• Focus on leadership challenges in an ever-fragmented civil society.
• Make friends with others who share your passion for academic excellence and leadership.
• Attend social gatherings and have fun with your L-LC friends!