Collaboration between ten of the top research universities in the world has led to the creation of the International Alliance of Research Universities. Through this, the Global Summer Program was brought to light and students from collaborating universities are able to take part in this program. The program takes the form of lectures, research, tutorials and peer to peer interaction.
Acceptance into the Global Summer Program is based on attending a University that is a part of the International Alliance of Research Universities. Applicants must also show leadership qualities, as well as academic excellence. The field of research may also affect acceptance.