Ten Universities have come together to form the International Alliance of Research Universities. These Universities follow the similar beliefs where the importance of higher education and the encouraging of leadership is concerned. These universities offer what is known as the Global Summer Program where international students come together to share ideas, learn new things in a classroom environment.
The target group of the Global Summer Program is undergraduate students. Academic excellence is one of the criteria that needs to be fulfilled in order to gain a place in this programme. Additionally, applicants should be from a school that participates in IARU.