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Intercultural Leadership Program in Strasbourg, France
CEPA Foundation is excited and proud to invite the next generation of leaders to join an innovative and challenging program this summer in Strasbourg, France - one of Europe's most multicultural cities.
Location: Strasbourg, France
Program Dates: June 26 - July 29, 2017 (5 weeks)
Courses: Intercultural Communication (Comm 3050) and Global Leadership (Global Studies 3100)
Credits: 6 US semester credits
Apply by: March 31, 2017
Program fee: $5,790
Eligibility: University level students from accredited, higher education institutions and in good standing are encouraged to apply.
This engaging and interactive summer study abroad program combines classroom instruction with high profile guest lectures, visits and excursions, as well as practical training elements in the area of goal finding, human rights, mediation, dispute resolution, social responsibility/peace building, and intercultural negotiation skills to prepare students for their future careers goals to become leaders in a globalized world.
Highlights of the program include accommodation at an 18th century castle - the Château de Pourtalès (see below), excursions, special presentations, and guest speakers during the program, and students can participate in an international symposium on current European issues.
** Scholarships are available for this program.**
Visit our website for complete details
and the application form >
Or contact the program advisor:
Please contact me if you have questions or would like to apply to the program:
Intercultural Communication (Comm 3050) - 3 US semester credits:
This course provides students with the key concepts and theories surrounding intercultural communication. In our interdependent world, students of all majors need the intercultural communication knowledge, skills, and sensitivities to be able to function as citizens and employees.
Global Leadership (Global Studies 3100) - 3 US semester credits:
This class explores where students plan to go in the future as global-citizen-leaders in order to understand how to effectively intervene in systems in culturally appropriate and sustainable ways. Through readings, research, dialogue, and technology that connects us to the world, we will explore what it means to be a "global citizen leader" in a complex and ever-adaptive world.
Course instructors are from the USA as well as European universities.
Each course is worth 3 US semester credits and requires 45 hours of in-class instruction and 90 hours of homework.
This is an intense program and students are encouraged to complete some of the required reading ahead of time. Some Friday or weekend class/academic excursions will count as homework hours but the students will be intensely busy during the program. Although some Friday and/or the weekend time will be required for homework during the program, some weekends will be free for independent travel.
Students will live in shared rooms at the EU Study Center Château de Pourtalès, which is a 250-year-old castle nestled in a beautiful park near the EU institutions and Strasbourg city center. The castle has classrooms, lounges, a computer lab, wi-fi access throughout the facility, a library, laundry facilities, a breakfast room, a TV lounge and bikes which are available for all students to use. Recreational facilities are located on the premises and nearby.
Visit the program website for more images and information about this wonderful study center: www.eustudiesprogram.eu
What's included in the Program Fee?
- Two courses = 6 US semester credits
- (Note: Transcripts and credits will be issued by CEPA Foundation’s School of Record.)
- Accommodations at the CEPA Study Center - Château de Pourtalès in twin rooms with shared bathrooms. (Single rooms or rooms with private bathrooms are available upon request for an additional fee)
- All program components as listed on the website
- Breakfast daily at the study center
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Transportation for excursions included in the program
- One group airport pick-up and transfer on arrival day
- Public transportation pass
- Excursions, special presentations, and guest speakers as described
- Professional on-site support from study center staff
- Extensive orientation and reflection sessions
- Free use of wi-fi, laundry, and facilities at the Château
International health insurance is available through the CEPA Foundation for an additional fee.
Note: The home university can transcript the courses or transcripts and credits can be issued by CEPA Foundation’s School of Record.
Because this is a UWM-approved program and students earn UWM credit, interested students must submit their application through the UWM CIE study abroad office. To avoid duplication, this program provider’s application requirements are incorporated into the CIE study abroad office’s application. Please meet with a study abroad coordinator early in the process to learn more.
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.
The program fee is set by CEPA. CEPA will invoice UWM for the program fees and these fees will be posted to students' PAWS accounts in addition to CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees. Students should consult the CEPA website for latest program cost projections and inclusions and exclusions.
Scholarships and Grants:
, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session
Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere. For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage
Are you a Pell Grant recipient? Check out the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.