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Strasbourg, France

The Intercultural Leadership Program in Strasbourg France, an engaging and interactive summer study abroad program, combines classroom instruction with high profile guest lectures, visits and excursions, as well as practical training elements in the area of goal finding, human rights, mediation, dispute resolution, social responsibility/peace building, and intercultural negotiation skills to prepare students for their future careers goals to become leaders in a globalized world.
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Program Description

Strasbourg is a historical city on the Rhine River that passed hands several times between France and Germany. During the two World Wars, Strasbourg was symbolic of the strife between these two European neighbors. Following World War II, however, the development of the European Union led European leaders to choose Strasbourg as a new symbol of international cooperation and human rights. Students will be learning and living in the heart of Strasbourg at the historic Château de Pourtalès which plays host to members of European parliament when in session as well as being the grounds for cultural gatherings that highlight the convergence history with modern policy making.

Throughout the program, students will be motivated to step up and lead, question, engage, grow, commit, create community, and continue to develop as the unfolding leaders they would like to become. Attending class, being prepared and completing readings and assignments, and actively participating in class discussions and activities are not only expected, but essential for every student’s individual success and growth through participation in this program. Scholarships are available. Details on how to apply to be announced.

Program Information

Courses: COM 411: Intercultural CommunicationMGT 370 Special Topics: Global Leadership

Dates: June 23 – July 28/29, 2018

Eligibility: No Pre-Requisites, Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions – Open to all students (including current first-year students)

Summer 2017 Program Fee: $5,790 View Budget Sheet

Course Descriptions

COM 411: Intercultural Communication: This course provides students with the key concepts and theories surrounding intercultural communication. In our interdependent world, students of all majors need the intercultural communication knowledge, skills, and sensitivities to be able to function as citizens and employees.

MGT 370 Special Topics: Global Leadership: In this course, we will examine what it means to be a global-citizen-leader in a complex and ever-changing world. There are very few specific road maps to follow when it comes to your future careers, navigating relationships, and global issues that have impact across the world. Through this course, you will learn and apply skills that will help you become a proactive leader who can take action in the face of ambiguity. Building upon knowledge and skills you have already acquired in your undergraduate experience, you will examine the role of intercultural competence, systems- thinking, and adaptive versus technical approaches as it relates to leadership.


Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at, 609-771-2596.

Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.