July 1-30, 2023
The 23rd 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! Trusted by students from more than 80 countries!
All participants required to have COVID-19 vaccination: Effective February 15, 2022, the Czech government will consider the validity of COVID-19 vaccinations to be nine months from the date of the second dose. A booster shot will extend the validity indefinitely. The rule will apply to everyone, including visitors to the Czech Republic.
“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, 30 Under 30 Winners, 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!)
Did you know? 100% of the participants in the 2021 program said they would recommend the program to a friend (anonymous evaluations)
Applications now open! Applications reviewed on a ROLLING ADMISSION basis, space permitting.
- Classes & Transcripts
- Cultural Activities & Site Lists
- Housing, Meals & Transport
- Tuition & Application
Students enroll in two courses. Courses material is complemented by unique access to wonderful innovators, social entrepreneurs, and our amazing alumni who love to share their experience and knowledge!
F2710 Leadership & Community (3-credits)
Today’s leaders are innovators—people who create innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. The successful leader will mobilize members of a community or team to effectively enact change even in times of crisis and uncertainty. Scholars argue that a robust social capital (sense of trust, norms, and shared values) aids community development and innovation. This course explores the relationship between leadership and community innovation along with the following questions: How do communities innovate? What is the impact of leadership on community innovation? How does the culture or social capital of a community affect innovation? How do communities utilize social capital and innovation to navigate times of crisis and uncertainty? Students have the unique opportunity to intermix classroom learning with meetings with real world entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs who are creating systemic change to business and society.
F2719 Women & Leadership (3 credits)
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 are how issues relating to women and leadership similar and/or different across cultures?How are innovation and creativity tools for women and leadership?
F2728 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? Award-winning course.
F2732 Leadership for Social Justice (3 credits) This course is designed to help students gain fundamental knowledge of the principles of social justice and the role that leadership plays in advancing social change both nationally and internationally. Students gain knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and tenets of social justice, as well as analyze real-world case studies to determine how various leadership approaches can effectively respond to social justice concerns.
All courses are taught in English and fully accredited and each course earns 3 US/ 6 ECTS university credits . 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
Prague is ranked as one of the best cities for international students due to its affordability, diversity, and friendliness. The Czech Republic has a diverse political and intellectual history–including communist and Nazi occupation–which provide a complex exploration of leadership and community!
We begin the program with a 2-day leadership team building retreat in the Czech countryside. Throughout the program explore these vibrant cities through visits to important historical and cultural sites:
- Communist Museum
- Kutna Hora
- Samizdat Museum
- The renowned Czech cinema
And many, many other things you can explore on your own. Skvělý! (Awesome!)
Housing. Depending upon the program, students are housed in a double-occupancy dorm room or double/triple occupancy shared flats. Housing is located a short tram ride to the university.
Meals are not included in the price of the program. Prague offers several meals options, including cooking at the housing or enjoying the many restaurant options.
Transportation. Prague is a wonderful walkable city with excellent public transportation systems. You will purchase a transportation pass in Prague (approximately 25USD or 35USD for students over 26) that covers all of your tram, bus, and metro travel.
Tuition. The cost for the 4-week program is $5450 USD. This includes course credits (6 US/ 12 ECTS), housing, field trips, and cultural activities. Travel to Prague, transportation pass, and meals are not included. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot in program. Payment plans can be arranged.
Applications reviewed on a ROLLING ADMISSION basis, space permitting. Apply early.
For All Applicants: Next Steps
- Submit your Interest Form to get the process started.
- Submit your Full Application. Applications reviewed on a Rolling Admission basis, apply early.
- You may be contacted for a follow-up interview
- 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. Choose from:
- Comparative Study of Peace, Conflict & Religion August 1-15
Over 20 years of catalyzing the next generation of global leaders and change agents– we can’t help but celebrate!
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