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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 04/22/2021
05/03/2021 10/20/2021 10/23/2021

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Cheryl Getz Disciplines and Core Offered: Graduate, Leadership Studies, Leadership Studies (LEAD), School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - lallen@sandiego.edu Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:
Geneva Collage
Location Course Professor Travel Dates Pre- and Post-Abroad Sessions


Geneva,
Switzerland
LEAD 581i Special Topics: Professional Development and Conferences Dr. Cheryl Getz

& Teaching Assistant Ariela Canizal
Travel Dates Oct 20, 2021 – Oct 23, 2021 Classes will be offered each day, and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 
Oct 1 & 15, 2021 5:30pm-8:30pm

Nov 12, 2021
5:30pm-8:30pm
 

*Students can take this course with or without the travel component as the conference will be streaming online. 

Course Descriptions

LEAD 581i: Special Topics: Professional Development and Conferences (3 units)

Conferences offer multiple opportunities to socialize attendees in the broad professional and academic discourses. They also offer exciting opportunities for participants to exchange new and emerging ideas, spaces to know one another, and even to make commitments for future projects.

In this course, students will attend the International Leadership Association (ILA) conference in Geneva, Switzerland along with pre and post class sessions to become familiar with one academic culture related to Leadership Studies. Students will have multiple opportunities to ask questions related to professional development and conference participation in general, and in some cases, for those who had proposals accepted to ILA, students will have opportunities to practice and receive feedback on presentations prior to the conference.

Conferences also offer exciting opportunities for participants to exchange new and emerging ideas, spaces to know one another, and even to make commitments for future projects.

In this course, students will attend the International Leadership Association (ILA) conference in Geneva, Switzerland along with pre and post class sessions to become familiar with one academic culture related to Leadership Studies. ILA offers multiple opportunities to socialize attendees in broad professional and academic discourse. Students will have multiple opportunities to ask questions related to professional development and conference participation in general, and they will have opportunities to practice and receive feedback on presentations prior to the conference.

Students will engage with this year’s conference theme Reimagining Leadership Together through conference participation, class dialogues, and assignments. Students will reflect on various leadership issues related to practicing leadership with courage and conviction.
 

Estimated Program Costs - With Travel

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $850 per unit) $2,550
Estimated Program expenses (based on double occupancy) $1,090
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated Total (not including airfare) $4,040
 

Notes about program costs:

 
  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $850/unit.

     
  2. PROGRAM EXPENSES are estimated at $1,090. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, conference fees, classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, meals, and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.

     
  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after May 1st. Any withdrawal on or after May 15th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
 
  1. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from Oct 20 (check in date) to Oct. 23 (check out date). Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked about their housing preferences.

     
  2. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.

     
  3. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <globalcenter@sandiego.edu>. A simple email will suffice. Students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs incurred by USD. The information on the cancellation policy can be found here: SOLES Cancellation Policy-Global Study Fall 2021
 

*Should you opt to attend the conference online, please keep in mind the time difference.

Estimated Program Costs - Without Travel

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $850 per unit) $2,550
Program expenses $665
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated Total  $3,615
 

Notes about program costs:

1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $850/unit.
 
2. PROGRAM EXPENSES are estimated at $665. The program fee includes conference fees, speakers, some group activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.
 
3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after May 1st. Any withdrawal on or after May 15th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
 
4. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <globalcenter@sandiego.edu>. A simple email will suffice. Students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs incurred by USD. Students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs incurred by USD. The information on the cancellation policy can be found here: SOLES Cancellation Policy-Global Study Fall 2021 
 

Application

The application window for the program is from Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00pm to Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 1, 2021. Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.
 

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Lindsay Allen, SOLES Global Center Coordinator for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens.

With a U.S. passport, citizens do not need a visa to enter Switzerland. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay. 
 

COVID-19

Students should plan on obtaining a vaccine as soon as it is available to them. Please keep your vaccination documentation should you need it. The travel requirements are developing and the Global Center will monitor this for you. 
 

Additional Questions

Lindsay Allen
Assistant Coordinator
SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901
lallen@sandiego.edu

 


To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)