Women & Leadership

August 1-15, 2020

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 in by Charles University, the oldest university in Eastern Europe. Transcripts are in English and list the course name, number, credits, and letter grade. 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 a minimum of 45 contact hours and is worth 3 US semester credits or 6 ECTS (European system) credits.

Cultural Activities and Workshops

The program is intensive but also designed to be highly interactive and engaging.  The class is a mixture of lecture, class discussions, workshops, and site visits.  Our goal is to provide you with a specially designed course/activities structure but also enough free time to explore the wonderful sites of Prague.

What does a sample day look like? 

  • Morning class exploring key theories of women and leadership
  • Break for lunch
  • Afternoon visit to the Communist Museum and group discussion about the effect of Communism on the women’s movement in Eastern Europe
  • Evening optional Jazz concert

Additional Information. 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
  • Innovation Centers
  • The renowned Czech cinema, and
  • Meetings with female leaders and social entrepreneurs

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, kitchenette, and a beautiful courtyard. And most importantly – it’s right in the city center!  Single rooms (still share the hallway and bathroom with another room) may be available for an additional fee.

Meals are not included. Students normally store breakfast items in their mini fridge. Prague has many affordable lunch and dinner options. Alternatively students can use the kitchenette to cook 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 US $25 at orientation ($35 for students over 26).

Tuition. The cost for the 2-week program is $2,850 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.

Tuition discount for combining program with the 4-week Prague or Raleigh program.  Students can combine this program with the Prague July or Raleigh July program and earn 9 credits for the summer.  By combining programs, students receive up to a $1000 reduction in tuition for the 2-week 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 partial 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!)

Eligibility & Who should apply? Females who want to develop their leadership, cross-cultural, and innovation skills/knowledge. The program is open to all majors and to students from around the world. The majority of participants in the program are undergraduate university students. However, the program is also open to recent graduates, graduate students, and working professionals.

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.

Next Steps:

  1. Submit yourInterest 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!


Can I attend multiple programs?  

Yes! Each program has unique courses and allows you to continue your leadership journey. Our current record holder, Virginia Campo, has attended 5 programs!  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:

  • June 28 – July 27, 2020 Global Leadership Program Prague (21st Annual!)

After 21 years of catalyzing the next generation of global leaders and change agents, we can’t help but celebrate!

Krásné! (Magnificent!)

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