Six Mays students were selected for the Academy for Future International Leaders (AFIL), a year-long interdisciplinary program presented by the Study Abroad Programs Office of Texas A&M University.

The Mays students are Will Burns, Franco Cruz, Kevin Gattshall, Leah Parker, Chelsea Till and Ryan Yeager.

In the high-impact program, outstanding undergraduates with potential leadership skills obtain in-depth learning experience in global issues. AFIL complements any major and allows students to gain a global perspective and to prepare for leadership roles in the increasingly international 21st Century. The AFIL is especially suited for students who have had little or no international experience.

The AFIL program consists of four components: a spring seminar, a mentoring program, an international leadership challenge project and an optional international opportunity.

The students’ fees are funded by the Association of Former Students.
AFIL began in 1998 under the vision of the Texas A&M International Advisory Board, an esteemed group of leaders from a variety of fields who advise Texas A&M on matters of international outreach and collaboration. The academy is a joint effort among A&M’s nine academic colleges and is coordinated through the Study Abroad Programs Office.

Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,600 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.