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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • 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
Spring 2024 10/26/2023
10/31/2023 05/22/2024 05/31/2024

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines and Core Offered: Graduate, Leadership Studies (LEAD), School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen -
Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:
Italy collage
Location Course Professor Travel Dates Class Sessions
Florence & Rome,
LEAD 559i: Organizational Theory and Change  
Dr. Leslie Boozer
May 22 - June 1, 2024
Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 

WEDNESDAYS 5:30 - 8:20 pm

Course Description

LEAD 559i: Organizational Theory and Change (3 units)

A study of how leadership and change in contemporary organizations and societies are connected conceptually and in practice. Students will study established and emerging theories of leadership, management, culture, and organizational and social change that can be applied within the current scenarios of interconnection and interdependence generated by globalization. Moreover, students will learn collaborative skills and behaviors that will help them to be change agents in their organizations and societies. In addition, this course emphasizes the overarching theme of changing institutions and our society to help the students be more humane and responsive to solving the difficult problems of social justice and inequity that we face. 


Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $880 per unit) $2,640
Program expenses (based on double occupancy) $3,260
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated total cost (not including airfare) $6,300

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $880/unit.
  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated at $3,260. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, 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 Nov 5th. Any withdrawal on or after Nov 15th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from TBD (check in date) to TBD (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 their housing preferences.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 <>. A simple email will suffice. Students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs incurred by USD. Tuition refunds for the program are processed according to the same on-campus tuition refund policy established by the USD Finance Office. Please review the SOLES Global Center withdraw policy - Spring 2024


The application window for the program is from October 5 at 12:00pm to October 26 at 11:59pm. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Oct 31. 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 Requirements

American citizens may be required to obtain a visa due to new requirements. These new visa requirements may be effective starting in May 2024. Please check this website to learn more. 

Additional Questions

Lindsay Allen
Director, SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5975

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