From the stunningly beautiful Strasbourg Cathedral—once the tallest building in the world—to the waterways, weirs and locks of La Petite France and the ultra-modern headquarters of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France is an eye-popping marvel of a city nestled in the heart of the Alsace region. It’s also a thriving hub of impact entrepreneurship and the perfect site for the Sullivan Foundation’s upcoming Study Abroad France program.

Applications are now being accepted for the program, titled “Leading for Impact & Innovation,” which takes place June 24 through July 23, 2022, in Strasbourg. Applications are due by March 15, 2022.

Click here to apply for the Study Abroad France program.

A partnership between the Sullivan Foundation and the Customized Educational Programs (CEPA) Foundation and the European Study Center, the one-month program offers an immersive and life-changing educational experience for college students looking to perfect their leadership skills and drive impact entrepreneurship and innovation in their communities.

Students will spend their summer learning how to broaden their ability to engage with communities and create real change. They will also receive six academic credits, which can be applied to their home university.

The program focuses on four key changemaking concepts:

  • Leadership in Practice
  • Effective Community Engagement and Assessment
  • Principles of Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Storytelling and Communicating for Change

Petite Alsace river houses in Strasbourg

During the first two weeks of the program, students can choose between two courses—Leading for Impact + Innovation or Intercultural Communication. In the second half of the program, all students will participate in the Leadership by Design course.

Leading for Impact + Innovation
This course provides an introduction to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will begin to develop their individual and collective capacities to innovate and implement impactful, sustainable and scalable methods of solving society’s problems. Each student will be responsible for developing an original blueprint for social innovation and change while working with local partners and enterprises.

Intercultural Communication
This course introduces students to key concepts and theories surrounding international and intercultural communication. In our interdependent world, intercultural communication is an asset to students of all majors as they require the knowledge, skills, insights and sensitivities to be upstanding citizens and successful leaders.

Leadership by Design
In this thought-provoking course, students will explore leadership philosophies and styles. They will learn how to effectively interact in culturally appropriate and sustainable ways. Through readings, research, dialogue, critical analysis and interactive learning, students will discover how to be global leaders in a complex world.

The program fee is $5,790. All students will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the CEPA Foundation, and any student from a Sullivan partner school is eligible for an additional $1,000 scholarship from the Sullivan Foundation. However, scholarships are limited, so it’s important to apply quickly before the funds run out.

About the CEPA Foundation
The CEPA Foundation is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization dedicated to building bridges of understanding, fostering intercultural communication and education, and providing for those in the developing world. The CEPA Foundation operates the European Study Center in Strasbourg.

Click here for more details about the Sullivan Foundation’s Study Abroad France program.


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