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The Global Leadership Program (GLP) is a 4-week comprehensive academic leadership program that includes: university courses, cultural activities, and community service.

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
~Václav Havel, Czech writer, philosopher, dissident, statesman

CLASSES

Philosophies of Leadership  Why lead?  What do key philosophers from around the world think about leadership, building teams and enacting change?  Explore your own personal views while you develop your own project or event that you will implement when you return home.

All students take the above course.  You may chose from one of the following elective courses:


Human Rights  This course examines the theory and practice of human security and human rights.  The class will explore theory and history of human rights along with contemporary case studies.  Students explore the development of the human rights and security paradigm in the UN, EU, Canada and Asian countries as well as providing insights into transformation in the state sovereignty.   

Comparative Study of Peace, Conflict & Religion: How does religion both create and resolve conflict?  Assess and analyze these critically important questions in an objective manner and in a safe environment. We are free of both proselytizing and a presumptive cynicism about religious faith.This course is taught in partnership with the Institute for Religion, Politics & Culture at Washington College.  Professor Joseph Prud'homme offers his expertise in this thought-provoking class.

*** PLEASE note this course requires a trip to Krakow/Auschwitz with an additional fee of 350USD.  All other students are welcome to join the trip.   

Krakow

Krakow

Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Mass Communication and Civic Development  How does communication strategy help individuals and organizations advocate for social change?  How media and civil society intersect - both historically and currently?  How does Media impact/foster/hinder social change?  Is there a current trend toward "Illiberal democracy?" How can the individual utilize Social Media as a path for change?  Utilizing an experiential model, students will create their own "campaign for change."  

Creativity & Design for Social Entrepreneurs

How do design and creativity processes and principles influence innovation?  How do the principles and ideas from design inform you as a leader, social entrepreneur and your process of leadership?  Taught by award-winning Professor Tony Middlebrooks from the University of Delaware.

 


All courses are upper-division, are taught in English and are fully accredited. Transcripts are issued by Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Eastern Europe.  Each course is worth 3 US/6 ECTS (European system) semester credits for a total of 6 US/12 ECTS credits. Credits can be transferred upon approval from your home university.



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Cultural Activities and Retreat

Explore the Czech culture -- past and present.   

Weekly cultural activities include visits to:

  • Museum of Communism
  • Radio Free Europe
  • Terezin, former concentration camp
  • The beautiful Czech countryside, and 
  • The renowned Czech cinema.

And many, many other things you can explore on your own.

Skvělý! (Awesome!)

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Housing, Meals & Transportation

Sure, you're in a double-occupancy dorm room, but that's just double the fun.  Rooms share a bathroom and refrigerator with one other room.  The dorm building has a lounge, kitchen, and a beautiful courtyard.  And did we forget - it's right in the city center! 

We provide meals on the two retreats.  For your remaining meals, you are free to cook in 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.  You can also walk to class easily.  

Check out the scenery!

Krásné! (Magnificent!)

 

 


Program Options

Add to your experience and take advantage of attending multiple programs in multiple locations.  In addition, when you pair a 4-week with a 2-week program, you earn a significant portion of the credits needed for the Sullivan Social Entrepreneurship Certificate.   


Cost

Study in a beautiful city and get credit?  YES! 

What does this include? 4950USD Tuition (6 US/12 ECTS credits), housing, field trips and cultural activities.

Reserve your space: Lots of people want to come:  a non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot in program.

Can't pay at once?  We gotcha.  Payment plans can be arranged.

Travel to the program is not included, but you can book plane tickets through STA Travel, the world’s largest student travel company.

 

Scholarships

$$$  We get it.  Sometimes you need a little help, that's why we offer limited number of scholarships.  Not full scholarships; but partial scholarships.

Scholarships are primarily reserved from students from Eastern Europe and developing countries, but it never hurts to ask (it's in the application).

Check with your school, too.  

Study abroad, student activities, honors and/or financial aid office.  Lots of our students find money at their universities.  We will even give you a letter to help you out.