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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Winter Break in Czech Republic:
Leadership and Followership in Balance 

 

Prague city landscape

Program Overview

This Intensive Course Abroad is a 4-credit course in which students will explore leadership and followership from a global, professional, and personal perspective. It will highlight the culture and history of Prague and The Czech Republic to study leadership and its impact over the past century.  Students will pursue the application of various leadership theories and practices, and study and discuss ideas with faculty, peers, and guests, in conjunction with on-site activities including visits to various centers and companies, guided tours of various aspects of the country’s culture and history, and case studies and professional advisory challenges. It will also focus on the importance and understand of the role of followership in the achievement of goals, the balance of the two and approaches for applying newer perspectives of leadership.
 
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to or have had experience to:

  • Explain various theories and applications of leadership through authors and experts
  • Explore the role of followership in successful and impactful leadership
  • Relate content to the information discussed at various leadership centers or in sessions with leaders of prominent companies and universities, and make connections for personal goals in leadership development
  • Connect a volunteer activity applied to leadership development and growth in the local community
  • Apply learnings in problem solving activities through hands on case work and advisory with a local organization
  • Understand and appreciate the overall beauty of the country, its sites, food, drink, and general culture in the context of global awareness

Priority for this program will be given to qualified student athletes.

Please note that due to Professor's D'Angelo's schedule, she will have a limited amount of time for interviews (a required part of the application) after September 5. While interviews can still be completed after Sept 5 and before the Sept 30 deadline, priority will be given to students who complete their interviews by Sept 5. 

 

Academics

Course Requirements
Prior to departure, students will be required to complete various activities which may include viewing films, attending an introduction lecture and meeting, and completing online assignments.  Post return, students will be required to complete a reflective assignment and/or online.

Credit/Registration
Students will be registered for BUSN 350 for 4 credits as a part of their winter term. Students must leave space for these 4 credits in their credit load, or will otherwise be billed for exceeding the 20 credit term maximum. 

Pre-requisite: All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply for this program, including incoming freshmen, transfer students, online, international and athlete students. Previous participants also welcome to apply - readings and assignments will be selected for those who have prior experience to allow for advanced learnings.

Instructor:  This program will be led by Dana D'Angelo (danad@drexel.edu), Clinical Professor in LeBow College of Business


2023 Program Calendar*Prague landscape

Arrival Date: Dec 16, 2023
Departure Date: Dec 22, 2023
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.

Tentative Itinerary
Day 0 Fr: Departure flight (own arrangements, students may go earlier)
 
Breakfast Daily at Hotel/Other Group Meals Indicated        
 Day 1 Sa
Theme: Are Leaders Born or Made?
Arrival and Check-in                                                                         
Orientation with faculty and ISP representatives                                                     
Faculty Lecture                                                                                                          
Welcome Reception                                                                                                          
 
Day 2 Su
Theme: Leadership and Followership across Time, Cultures, and Situations
Suggested Optional Event – Church Service                                                             
Lunch (on own)
Prague City Tour                                                                                                        
Group Welcome Dinner                                                                                             
 
Day 3 M
Theme: Establishing a Culture for Leaders to Succeed
Leadership Discussion/Theory Lecture/Speaker                                                        
Czech Immersion Activity and Discussion/Presentations                                          
Lunch (on own) during activity
Site Visit and Lecture – Prague Leadership Institute                                                 
 
Day 4 T
Theme: Leadership Lessons, Servant leadership and Community Impact
Excursion to Terezin                                                                                                  
Group Lunch
Service Learning - Centrum Paraple                                                                          
 
Day 5 W
Theme: Leading Mindfully – Learning from the Past for a Better Tomorrow
Site Visit and Discussion – Fortna                                                                             
Lunch (on own)
Site Visit and Lecture – Museum of Communism (and Czech History)                        
 
Day 6 R
Theme: Leading for a Sustainable Future (Society and Sport) 
Site Visit and Organization Advisory Project Launch                                               
Lunch (on own)
Organization Advisory Project Presentations                                                             
Farewell Dinner                                                                                                          
 
Day 7 (F)        
Theme: Next Steps: Where We Go from Here
Check-out and Departure

 

2023 Program Fee $1,925

Due 9/30/23: $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application FeePrague Bridge View
Due 11/1/23: $1,425 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons. 

Included in Program Fee:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 other meals
  • Entry fees for program activities / tours
  • On Call emergency assistance insurance

Not Included in Program Fee (Approximated at $1400):

  • Round trip airfare ($900)
  • Remaining meals ($125)
  • Passport ($140)
  • Visa* (if applicable)
  • Spending money /optional activities ($100)
  • Airport transfer in US

More Information

*US citizens are not required to obtain a visa for entry in the Czech Republic. Other nationalities should verify visa requirement on the Czech embassy website.

A suggested flight itinerary will be provided. Students are responsible for booking their own flight.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.