Women and Innovation, Prague
Women and Innovation, Prague
August 1-15, 2016
Join female university students from around the world for this 2-week program that explores women as leaders and innovators.
Students learn about the key theories, current trends, and the most effective techniques for creating and implementing your vision. Interactive activities and communication exercises complement course material. The program seeks to inspire the participants to utilize their new skills in order to make meaningful contributions to their society.
Due to housing restrictions, this program is only open to female students.
F2719: Women and Leadership
The purpose of this course is to analyze the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of women in leadership positions. Current issues and trends will be examined from historical, sociological, political, and ethical perspectives. Why does women’s leadership matter? Do women have an identifiably different way of leading? What structural/institutional/cultural obstacles do women face? How have women confronted/challenged/altered these obstacles? How are how issues relating to women and leadership similar and/or different across cultures? This course will also place a particular focus on women as entrepreneurs and how they affect change in their communities. Analysis and synthesis will be used to apply information from a variety of resources to issues facing women who hold or seek leadership roles.
Course is taught in English and fully accredited. Transcripts are issued by Charles University, the oldest university in Eastern Europe. Most students are able to transfer credit from the program as long as arrangements are made in advance with their home university. Please consult your home university prior to attending the program for specific details on transferring credit. The course has 45 contact hours and is worth 3 US semester credits or 6 ECTS (European system) credits.
Cultural Activities and Guest Speakers
Course material is supplemented by guest speakers and afternoon visits to the cultural sites of Prague.
Students live in dorms located in the city center that are a short walk to school. Rooms are double occupancy and share a bathroom and hallway with a small refrigerator. The dorm has a TV lounge and kitchen. Due to housing restrictions, this program is only open to female students.
All meals are included during the team-building and community service retreat. For your remaining meals, you are free to cook in the dorm or eat out with friends.
Prague has an excellent, inexpensive and reliable public transportation system. Students take a 15-minute ride to Charles University. You can purchase a one-month travel pass entitling you to unlimited travel on Prague’s buses, trams and metro for approximately US $25 at orientation.
The price of the program is USD $2450 and includes tuition, housing, field trips, workshops, community service projects, and cultural activities. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot in program. Payment plans can be arranged. While the price of the program does not include airfare you can book plane tickets through STA Travel, the world’s largest student travel company.
**Students who combine the 2-week program with any of the 4-week programs receive a $700 tuition discount, reducing tuition to $1750. **
A limited number of scholarships are available. While we are unable to provide any full tuition scholarships, a limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available. Scholarships are primarily reserved from students from Eastern Europe and developing countries.
We strongly encourage students to contact their home universities for possible scholarship options through the study abroad, student activities, honors and/or financial aid office. A large percentage of participants receive funding from their home university to attend our program. We are happy to provide a letter of support to assist in those efforts. Those students seeking scholarships will need to submit a financial aid essay at the time of application.