Study Abroad in France

Hone your leadership skills and learn how to create transformative change!

June 24 – July 22, 2023
Application deadline: April 1, 2023
Strasbourg, France

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Study Abroad in France

Hone your leadership skills and learn how to create transformative change!

June 24 – July 22, 2023
Application deadline: April 1, 2023
Strasbourg, France

Enter your email to learn more and get started. 

Learn to create change from a different cultural perspective.

Spend your summer learning alongside European changemakers to broaden how you engage with your own communities.

Over the course of a month, you will explore four concepts critical to leading change:

  1. Leadership in Practice
  2. Principles of Impact Entrepreneurship + Innovation
  3. Effective Community Engagement + Assessment
  4. Storytelling + Communicating for Change

Learn to create change from a different cultural perspective.

Spend your summer learning alongside European changemakers to broaden how you engage with your own communities.

Over the course of a month, you will explore four concepts critical to leading change:

  1. Leadership in Practice
  2. Principles of Impact Entrepreneurship + Innovation
  3. Effective Community Engagement + Assessment
  4. Storytelling + Communicating for Change

Here’s what you’ll get to experience.

Here’s what you’ll get to experience.

You won’t be confined to a classroom. During this program, you’ll be learning from local leaders in the field.

Meet with social entrepreneurs, political leaders, and non-profit founders. Put leadership and social change theory into practice, while immersing yourself in French culture.

The program consists of two 3 semester credit courses for a total of 6 semester credits.

Course 1

Course 1

Leading for Impact + Innovation

Leading for Impact + Innovation

This course will introduce you to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship and innovation through a leadership framework. You’ll develop your individual and collective capacities to implement impactful, sustainable, and scalable methods of solving society’s problems.

By the end, create a personalized leadership report to help you understand how you can uniquely lead others.

Course 2

Course 2

Designing Creative Communities

Designing Creative Communities

This course will teach you how to effectively engage with a community and identify solutions to pressing local problems. You’ll learn creative storytelling techniques and approaches for how to bring an idea to life from a grassroots perspective.

During the course, you will be responsible for developing an original blueprint for social innovation & change while working with local partners and enterprises.

“Very hands on learning. Not Just sitting behind a desk. This is an experience that I would not have gotten in a classroom at my school.”

Past Study Abroad Participant
Summer 2022

“Very hands on learning. Not Just sitting behind a desk. This is an experience that I would not have gotten in a classroom at my school.”

Past Study Abroad Participant
Summer 2022

Scholarships are available for those who apply early!

Scholarships are available for those who apply early!

You might be eligible for up to $2,000 in scholarships!

Students may apply for a limited number of $1,000 scholarships from the CEPA Foundation, and any student from a Sullivan Foundation partner school is eligible for an additional $1,000 needs-based scholarship.

Scholarships are limited until funds are exhausted, so get your application in early!

Spend your summer in a 250-year old chateau.

Based in Strasbourg, France, you’ll live and study out of an authentic European castle!

Strasbourg is unique in that it serves as a political hub of Europe. During the program, you’ll learn about grassroots changemaking efforts, as well as political and top-down bureaucratic approaches.

Spend your summer in a 250-year old chateau.

Based in Strasbourg, France, you’ll live and study out of an authentic European castle!

Strasbourg is unique in that it serves as a political hub of Europe. During the program, you’ll learn about grassroots changemaking efforts, as well as political and top-down bureaucratic approaches.

The top 3 reasons you should attend.

The top 3 reasons you should attend.

Cultural Competency

Get exposed to new ways of leading and creating change by living in France in a new culture.

Immersive Learning

The majority of the course will be spent in communities learning from hands-on field trips and site visits.

Transferrable Skills

All of the skills you learn during your time abroad will be directly applicable to your future jobs and projects.

Apply to attend the upcoming program

Apply to attend the upcoming program

June 24 – July 22, 2023
Application deadline: April 1, 2023

Strasbourg, France

Enter your email to learn more and get started. 

Program Fee

$5,990
Fee includes:

  • Academic credit
  • Housing in shared accommodations
  • Site visits and tours around France
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • Airport transfer on official arrival day
  • Daily breakfast
  • Orientation + Welcome and farewell meals
  • Local transportation in Strasbourg (bus pass)

Fee does not include:

  • Domestic and international travel to/from France
  • Meals, other than breakfast
  • Airport transfer on departure day
  • Personal expenses and personal travel
  • Cell phone
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Student health and accident insurance

Program Details

Lodging + Meals

  • Students will be housed in a 250-year old Chateau at the European Study Center.
  • Bedrooms are dorm-style and there is a shared kitchen, bathroom and common area.
  • Other than breakfast, students are responsible for covering their meal costs throughout the program.

Classes + Site Visits

  • Classes are typically scheduled to take place before lunch each day.
  • Group site visits will be organized for the class to nearby cities. These primarily take place in the afternoon.
  • Students will have most weekends to travel as they wish.
  • Each course will cover 45 instructional hours including the excursions.

Expectations

Class Structure

  • This is NOT a classroom-based program. Students will be in the field, learning in the community, and getting practical + hands-on experience.
    A portion of this class will be delivered online ahead of the trip. These lessons can be watched on your own time and are designed to allow you to spend as much time in the community while in France, rather than in a classroom.
  • Students are expected to participate in all classes and complete assigned homework, readings and projects during the month. As such, students are expected to manage their time appropriately, but are encouraged to make the most of their time abroad and organize their own trips and activities outside of class and scheduled group trips.

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