4 Week Global Leadership Program

July 1 – 30, 2018
The Global Leadership Program (GLP) – Prague is a 4-week comprehensive academic leadership program that includes: university courses, cultural activities, and community service. 2018 marks our 19th Annual Program!
Did you know? Prague is ranked as one of the best cities for international students due to its affordability, diversity, and friendliness. Skvělý! (Awesome!)


Philosophies of Leadership (3 credits)
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 this course.

Students may chose from one of the following elective courses:

Human Rights (3 credits)
This course examines the theory and practice of human security and human rights. The class explores theory and history of human rights along with contemporary case studies. Case studies focus on the development of human rights and security paradigm in the UN, EU, Canada and Asian countries as well as providing insights into transformation of state sovereignty.
Comparative Study of Peace, Conflict & Religion (4 credits)
How does religion both create and resolve conflict? Assess and analyze this critically important question 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.

Mass Communication and Civic Development (3 credits)
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 (3 credits)
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 – 4 US/6 – 7 ECTS (European system) semester credits for a total of 6 – 7 US/12 – 13 ECTS credits. Credits can be transferred upon approval from your home university.

Many of the courses fulfill the requirements of the Sullivan Certificate for Social Entrepreneurship.

Cultural Activities and Retreat

Explore the Czech culture — past and present. Weekly cultural activities include visits to:

  • 3-day leadership retreat in Czech countryside
  • Museum of Communism
  • Terezin, former concentration camp
  • Community Service Project, and
  • The renowned Czech cinema

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

Did you know? Prague is ranked as one of the best cities for international students due to its affordability, diversity, and friendliness. Skvělý! (Awesome!)

Housing, Meals & Transportation

Students are housed in a double-occupancy dorm room. Rooms share a bathroom and refrigerator with one other room. The dorm building has a lounge, kitchen, and a beautiful courtyard. And most importantly – it’s right in the city center! We provide meals during the leadership retreat. 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 walk or take a short tram 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.

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 discounted tuition rate and you earn a significant portion of the credits needed for the Sullivan Social Entrepreneurship Certificate.


The cost for the 4 week program is $4,950 USD. This includes tuition (6 -7 US/12 -13 ECTS credits), housing, field trips and cultural activities. Travel to Prague and meals are not included. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot in program.
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.


We understand that study abroad is an important investment in your intellectual and personal growth. Sometimes you need a little help, that’s why we offer a limited number of scholarships. Not full scholarships; but partial scholarships. Scholarships are primarily reserved for students from Eastern Europe and developing countries, but it never hurts to ask (it’s in the application). Check with your school, too. Your study abroad, student activities, honors and/or financial aid office may have resources. Many of our students receive assistance from their universities or community. We will even give you a letter to help you out!

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