Any student from a Sullivan Foundation partner school can receive $2,000 in scholarships to take part in next summer’s Study Abroad France program, a one-month educational, leadership and travel adventure in beautiful and historic Strasbourg, France. Even if you don’t attend a Sullivan partner school, you can still receive a $1,000 scholarship directly from the CEPA Foundation, Sullivan’s Strasbourg-based partner in the program.
The program, titled Leading for Impact & Innovation, takes place from June 24 to July 23, 2022. Applications are due no later than March 15.
The program fee is $5,790, but all participating students will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the CEPA Foundation. Students who attend a Sullivan partner school also qualify for an additional $1,000 scholarship from the Sullivan Foundation. For students in the Sullivan Foundation network, that means the total cost for this life-changing adventure comes to just $3,790 for a full month in the heart of Europe, including side trips to Heidelberg, Germany, and other nearby cities. Students will also have their weekends free to travel and explore the cities and historic sites that make Europe such a magical destination for millions of tourists every year. After all, Paris is just a short train ride away!
Scholarship funds are limited, and funds will be exhausted quickly, so it’s important to apply right away.
“This program has enhanced my understanding of my flaws, strengths and values,” said past participant Jonah Harris, a student from Georgia College and State University. “I feel more confident in my sense of self and have the tools to be an international leader.”
This engaging and interactive summer study abroad program combines classroom instruction with high-profile guest lectures, visits and excursions, plus practical training in stakeholder analysis, strategic planning, goal setting, mediation, social responsibility, intercultural negotiation, and leadership. At the end of the program, students will be better prepared for their future careers as leaders in a globalized world.
For the entire month, students will live and work together in the European Study Center’s Château de Pourtalès, a 250-year-old castle straight out of a fairy tale. Every morning brings a free catered French breakfast to kick off an exciting day of classroom learning, lectures and meetings with successful social entrepreneurs, and visits to European Union institutions where many of the world’s foremost leaders come together to chart a path to a peaceful and prosperous future.
Above all, this study-abroad experience will change the way you view the world—and your important role in it, says Lori Babb, a Campbell University alumnus who took part in the Sullivan Foundation’s Study Abroad program in Prague in 2019. That adventure included presentations by active social entrepreneurs who had gone through the study-abroad program in years past. “To be able to see and meet those who experienced the same program and who took those strides to ignite change and create social enterprises was incredibly inspiring,” Babb said. “It also emphasizes how life-changing this summer abroad can be if you utilize and maximize the skills and resources the program provides.”