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  • Locations: Brno, Czech Republic; Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • 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

Summer Break in Czech Republic:
Leadership and Followership in Balance for Organizations

 

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
 

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 spring 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. NOTE: while this program takes place over the June summer break, the course will apply towards spring term.

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. These selections of advanced theory and topics will be used as their basis for film analysis and application. 

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


2022 Program Calendar*Prague landscape

Arrival Date: June 11, 2022
Departure Date: June 18, 2022
*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
Arrival, Check-in and free time
Orientation with faculty and ISP representatives – Are leaders born or made?
Welcome Dinner
 
Day 2 Su (Daily Breakfast Provided)
Optional Church Event
Prague City – Leadership and followership across time, cultures, and situations
Lunch (on own)
Czech Immersion – Organizational leadership for talent acquisition and life abroad
Dinner (on own) with recommendations
 
Day 3 M
Heritage and History Lecture – Learning from the past to face the challenges of today
Group Debriefing and Discussion
Lunch (on own)
Site Visit 1 – Creative leadership and entrepreneurial outlooks
Dinner (on own) with recommendations
 
Day 4 T
(Pilsen)
Excursion 1 – Establishing a culture for leaders and follows to succeed
Group Lunch
Site Visit 2 – Leading for a sustainable future
Dinner (on own) with recommendation of the Jewish Quarter
 
Day 5 W
Excursion 2 – Leading Mindfully
Lunch (on own)
Service Learning – Servant leadership and community impact
Dinner (on own) with recommendations and Optional Event – Art and Opera in Prague
 
Day 6 R
(Kutna Hora)
Excursion 3 - When good leaders do bad things or bad leaders do good things
Lunch (on own)
Excursion 4 – Leading in times of crisis
Dinner (on own) with recommendations
 
Day 7 (F)
Site Visit 3 – Leading for change (advisory project and presentations)
Lunch (on own)
Personal Leadership Plans – Next steps: where we go from here
Farewell Dinner
 
Day 8 F
Check-out and Departure
 

 

2022 Program Fee $1,600

Due March 1st: $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application FeePrague Bridge View
Due May 15th: $1,100 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 4 other meals
  • Entry fees for program activities / tours
  • On Call emergency assistance insurance
  • Airport transfer in Czech Republic

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.