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Summer 2018

Summer Intercultural Communication and Global Leadership Program

June 23 - July 26, 2018

A challenging and innovative summer study abroad program for the next generation of leaders:

Benefits for Students:

  • Develop a broader global perspective of the world
  • Understand other cultures and communication styles
  • Improve your leadership skills and achieve confidence
  • Gain international networking opportunities
  • Discover your professional and personal potential

This 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.

Students are meant to be co-creators of this summer program, not consumers.
The instructors and guest speakers who will lead the program are the facilitators of student growth, not the providers of it.

Throughout the program, students will be movitivated 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.

Make a positive impact on your future career this summer!

Program Advisor

Are you interested in this program?

All majors are welcome to apply.

Please contact me if you have questions or would like to apply to the program:

Abigail Lynch


What's included in the program?



Career Connection

Career Connection

Our Academic Director will help you leverage the skills you learned abroad.

  • Goal setting exercise at the beginning of the program
  • Meeting with political decisiontakers in Europe (Parliament members, US consulate) and business leaders in Germany and France
Guest lectures - Topics include:

Guest lectures - Topics include:

  • European Identity (or French/German Identity)
  • “Doing Business in France and Germany”
  • Euro-District – German/French Cross Economic Collaboration
  • Business development agencies in the Alsace (ADIRA) and in Germany (WRO Offenburg)
  • Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in Europe – current issues
  • The EU Social Charter
  • Executive Leadership Training Day, focus on business and politics
Professional Excursions

Professional Excursions

  • Various visits to international companies – meetings and discussions with company executives on HR topics and e.g. social and corporate responsibility
  • European Union Parliament in Strasbourg
  • Council of Europe
  • Cultural visits in and around Strasbourg, including museums, castles, and a concentration camp
  • Full day excursion to Frankfurt, Germany
Culture and Language

Culture and Language

  • Introduction to French and German Stereotypes
  • Helpful information about the “do's and dont's”
  • Intro to the French language (4 hours instruction)


Dr. Wolfgang Glebe

Dr. Wolfgang Glebe

Dr. Glebe is a German native who earned his Ph.D. in Physics in the 1980s in Germany. After his studies, he pursued work in engineering, research and development, and quality and sales on an international level. This work led him to become a specialist in Industrial Product Management for companies in France and Germany. In 2006, Dr. Glebe founded his own company, Project Management International, which focuses on delivering lectures in numerous universities across Strasburg and Germany. These lectures promote a higher understanding of cross-cultural project management for graduate and undergraduate students

Dr. Harold Mock

Dr. Harold Mock

Dr. Mock earned his Ph.D. in European history from the University of Virginia, where he served as a Bradley Research Fellow. Presently, Dr. Mock is a professor of leadership and public affairs at Georgia College, where he also directs the Office of Leadership Programs (plural correct?) and is assistant professor of history. A specialist in international affairs and transatlantic relations, Dr. Mock is currently writing a book entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993. His research and teaching interests include civil-military relations, particularly connected to nuclear strategy and defense planning in Western Europe.

Mr. Harald Leibrecht

Mr. Harald Leibrecht

Harald Leibrecht is a German-American citizen and has a degree in International Business from universities in France, Germany, and the United States. He earned his MBA from an American university. Mr. Leibrecht was the Executive Director of an international university from 1984-2007. He served in the German Federal Parliament for nearly twelve years. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Committee of Economic Cooperation and Development and was Deputy Chairman for the Sub-Committee on International Cultural and Educational Affairs.
During his time in Parliament, he was also a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. Mr. Leibrecht has held positions in numerous functions in the Free Democratic Party (FDP).

In 2011, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel appointed Mr. Leibrecht to be the Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation for the German Federal Government. This is a position he held until the end of 2013. After retiring from politics, Mr. Leibrecht was appointed as the President of the Board of Directors for CEPA Foundation. He is an active member in numerous international clubs, societies, and organizations such as the Atlantik-Brücke (Atlantic Bridge), Petersburger Dialog, DAFG German Arab Friendship Group, DGAP Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (German Think Tank), and Rotary Club.


Each course requires 45 hours of in-class instruction and 90 hours of homework. This is an intense program and students are encouraged to complete some of the required reading ahead of time. Some Friday or weekend class/academic excursions will count as homework hours but the students will be intensely busy during the program. Although some Friday and/or the weekend time will be required for homework during the program, some weekends will be free for independent travel.

Additional Presentations

will be held by high-ranking guest speakers from prominent European Institutions such as the EU Parliament, the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights.

Program Fee: $5,790

A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required upon acceptance into the program.

Program Fee Breakdown

  Tuition = 2 courses, transcripting, and credits*
  Cultural Program
and CEPA Services
  Housing & Meals
  Program Fee
Summer 2018 $ 2,350 + $ 1,770 + $ 1,670 = $ 5,790

Note: Transcripts will be issued by the University of the Incarnate Word.

Payment Schedule

Due by
Non-refundable deposit
$ 500 March 31
First payment or financial deferral request form $ 2,645 April 30
Final payment $ 2,645 May 30

  • Two courses = 6 US semester credits (Transcripts issued by: The College of New Jersey*)
  • Accommodations at the CEPA Study Center – Château de Pourtalès in twin rooms with shared bathrooms. (Single rooms or rooms with private bathrooms are available upon request for an additional fee)
  • All program components as listed on the website
  • Breakfast daily at the study center
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation for excursions included in the program
  • One group airport pick-up and transfer on arrival day
  • Public transportation pass
  • Excursions, special presentations, and guest speakers as described
  • Professional on-site support from study center staff
  • Extensive orientation and reflection sessions
  • Free use of wi-fi, laundry, and facilities at the Château

International health insurance is available through the CEPA Foundation for an additional fee.

Not included in the program fee: International airfare, insurance, visa/passport expenses (if necessary), additional meals, beverages, and misc. personal costs.

* The College of New Jersey is the School of Record for this program which is offered by the CEPA Foundation.


Application deadline March 31, 2018
$500 non-refundable deposit Due within 7 days of invoice or March 31, whichever comes first
Arrival in Strasbourg PROGRAM BEGINS June 23, 2018
Closed Weekend TBA
PROGRAM ENDS, check-out July 29 or July 29, 2018 *Still To Be Confirmed*

*Dates are tentative until confirmed. Please check with the program director before booking your flight.

  • All majors are welcome to apply.
  • Students who have completed one year of college-level study will be prepared for the academic coursework.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the USA with 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Completed application form

Scholarships are available for this program:



Apply by


Emerging Global Leaders Scholarship 1 scholarship worth $2,500  March 1 CEPA_Foundation_Scholarships
The non-profit CEPA Foundation offers scholarships to qualified students who apply and are accepted to this program. 10 scholarships worth $500 each March 1 CEPA_Foundation_Scholarships
The non-profit CEPA Foundation offers scholarships to qualified students who apply and are accepted to this program. 5 scholarships worth $1,000 each March 1 CEPA_Foundation_Scholarships
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Up to $3,000 per scholarship Visit website gilman
Transcripts will be issued by the University of the Incarnate Word.

Important information for students who need transcripts from The College of New Jersey: the TCNJ course designators and numbers will appear as MGT 370 Special Topics: Global Leadership and COM 411 Intercultural Communication
US citizens generally will not need a student visa to participate in the program because the program is less than 90 days,

However, all students are responsible for their own travel documents and associated costs. You must have a passport which is valid for at least six months beyond your departure date from France.

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