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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. Our partnership with HQ Raleigh and e51 makes this program an unique opportunity to access to women entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in the Raleigh/Durham community.
This program runs January 3-15, 2019 or January 3-30, 2019.

Want to stay in Raleigh longer and intern with a startup or social enterprise?? Stay for the expanded January 3-30 program which includes ENTR364 Internship and enjoy a month-long program!

Due to housing restrictions, this program is only open to female students.


ENTR367: 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. Focusing on women as innovators, this course delves into the:

  • Why does women’s leadership matter?
  • Do women have an identifiably different way of leading?
  • What structural/institutional/cultural obstacles do women face?
  • 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?
  • What are the best practices and resources for women innovators?
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This course is taught in English and fully accredited. Transcripts are issued by the University of Delaware. 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.

workshops & Cultural Activities

Raleigh/Durham is ranked as a top US city for women entrepreneurs! Home to a thriving ecosystem of female innovators, Raleigh/Durham boasts Forbes 30 Under 30 winner Tatiana Birgisson Founder of Mati Tea (she’s a Leadership exCHANGE alumna!), iFundWomen, e51, SOAR, and Pinkcubator. Housed at HQ Raleigh, the US South’s largest center for innovators, the program provides you access to women innovators from numerous industries and backgrounds. Enjoy a wide array of activities, including:

  • Design Thinking Workshop
  • Mentee 101 Training
  • Mentor Meetups
  • Cultural visits to Museums & Galleries
  • Visits to Innovation centers in Raleigh and Durham
  • Meetings with female leaders and social entrepreneurs


program options​

Add to your experience and stay an additional 2-weeks for an internship with a startup or social enterprise at HQ Raleigh. ​ You earn 6 credits for the expanded program!
EENTR364 Entrepreneurship in Practice (Internship)
Gain real-world experience by interning with a company or social venture at HQ Raleigh. These companies are dynamic, interesting and growing!

Housing, Meals & Transportation

Depending on the time of year, you may live at the ThinkHouse, a co-living space in Raleigh where new entrepreneurs launch scalable companies, or in a beautiful historic home on the same street. Rooms are double or triple occupancy. Cook in your kitchen or eat out at the many restaurants that local foodies love. For lunch, you have access to HQ’s Raleigh’s full kitchen.
You’ll be living in the Boylan Heights – just 15 minutes from the downtown. You can easily walk to class. Explore our US town by bus, bike and your feet!


The cost for the 2 week program is $2,450 USD. This includes tuition (3 US credits), housing, field trips and cultural activities. Travel to Raleigh and meals are not included. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot in program.
Cost for the 4 week program with added internships is $4,950 USD (6 credits).

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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