Women & Leadership
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
Learn to analyze the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of women in leadership positions. You’ll examine cultural issues and trends 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?
- How are innovation and creativity tools for women and leadership?
This 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 Retreat
Prague is ranked as one of the best cities for international students due to its affordability, diversity, and friendliness. Quacquarelli Symond Best Student Cities index deemed the Czech capital a “staple in the list of top European city-break destinations, thanks to its striking castle, UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town, and thriving arts, museums and nightlife.” But don’t forget its diverse political and intellectual history–including decades of communist occupation–which provide a complex exploration of leadership and the role of women in social change! Join us on excursions to:
- Museums & Galleries
- Impact HUB Praha
- The renowned Czech cinema, and
- Meetings with female leaders and social entrepreneurs
And many, many other things you can explore on your own. 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.
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 2 week program is $2,650 USD. This includes tuition (3 US/ 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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RALEIGH, NC 27603