PRAGUE 20th Annual GLP! July 1 – 30, 2019

The 20th Annual Global Leadership Program (GLP) in Prague is a 4-week academic leadership program that includes: university courses, cultural activities, and leadership retreat. Study leadership abroad and cultivate your potential!   

“By the bittersweet end of your GLP program experience, you will feel encouraged to go back home and implement all of the things you learned and said you wanted to implement.” Olivia Brink, University of Delaware

Did you hear? Our Prague alumni include the Founder of Mati Tea, the One Woman Project, Domi Station and have gone on to become Supreme Court Justice Interns, Dalai Lama Fellows, and Gates Cambridge Fellows!        Did you know? Prague is ranked as one of the best cities for international students due to its affordability, diversity and friendliness. Skvělý! (Awesome!)

Admission has already begun! Students from USA, Mexico, Canada, China, and Czech Republic are joining us. Will you be part of this year’s cohort? 

F2701 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. ​ Elective Classes: Students may chose from one of the following elective courses: ​ F2706 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.   ​ 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.” ​ F2729 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.   Transcripts 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.   Additional Information Many of the courses fulfill the requirements of the Sullivan Certificate for Social Entrepreneurship.
We begin the program with a 3-day trip to a Chateau in the Czech countryside for an interactive Leadership Retreat . When we return to the city and begin classes, you explore the Czech culture — past and present. Weekly cultural activities include visits to:

  • Museum of Communism
  • Terezin, former concentration camp
  • Cultural Night
  • The renowned Czech cinema
  • Optional Weekend Trip to Krakow
Housing:  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!   Meals: Aside from the Leadership Retreat, meals are not included.  Students you are free to cook in or eat out with friends!   Transportation: 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 25USD at orientation (35USD for students over 26).
The cost for the 4-week program is $5,150 USD. This includes tuition (6 -7 US/12 -13 ECTS credits), housing, retreat, 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.   Optional Weekend Trip is 350USD and includes travel and housing.   Applications are ROLLING ADMISSION.  This is our 20th Annual Program and we are getting an early start on the admission process. We strongly encourage people to apply early!   Short on time and want to get the process started before you do the full application?  Submit your Interest Form first.   Scholarships 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!

​Krásné! (Magnificent!)


We are excited to offer BOTH the 20th Annual Global Leadership Program (GLP) as well as the Sullivan Foundation’s Scholars Program during our July term in Prague.  The Sullivan Foundation Scholars Program in Prague is a 4-week academic leadership program for limited number of students from Sullivan Foundation schools that includes all aspects of the GLP program, plus special a course F2721 Social Entrepreneurship and events for the Sullivan students. Partial tuition scholarships are available and certain Sullivan schools may have Sullivan endowments which may be used as well. Sullivan Scholars are expected to attend the Sullivan Spring retreat in Raleigh, NC April 5 -7, 2019. 


How do I participate? For Sullivan Applicants: submit your full Application by October 25th. (But we strongly encourage you to apply before this date as applications will be reviewing on a Rolling Admission basis).  Make sure you note that you are a Sullivan student on your application. 

Grace Hazlett, Elon University Sullivan Scholar 2017

The ability to study leadership in Prague with other students from all over the globe has been a truly transformational experience for me.  

For All Applicants: Next Steps

  1. Submit your Interest Form to get the process started.
  2. Submit your Full Application. (Don’t forget applications are ROLLING ADMISSION.  This is our 20th Annual Program and we are getting an early start on the admission process. We strongly encourage people to apply early!
  3. You may be contacted for a follow-up interview
  4. Spread the word to other high caliber students!


Want to Stay Longer in Prague?  

Add to your experience and take advantage of one of our 2-week August courses.  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.  Choose from:

  • F2720 Comparative Study of Peace, Conflict & Religion August 1-15, 2019
  • F2719 Women & Leadership August 1-15, 2019

After 20 years of catalyzing the next generation of global leaders and change agents, we can’t help but celebrate!

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