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  • Locations: Mondragon, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • 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
Summer 2024 02/14/2024
02/21/2024 06/28/2024 07/06/2024

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Antonio Jimenez Luque Disciplines and Core Offered: Leadership Studies, Leadership Studies (LEAD), School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate Business - Ahlers Center, Graduate- Kroc School, Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:

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Location Course Professor Program Dates Pre-Abroad Session
Bilbao & Mondragon, Spain LEAD 535i: Participatory Models of Leadership Dr. Antonio Jimenez-Luque Class activities run June 28, 2024 – July 6, 2024 Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 

Mandatory lectures:
There will be 1 to 2 class sessions prior to travel and 1 post-travel class session. 


Course Description

LEAD 535i: Participatory Models of Leadership (3 units)

This intensive summer course is an opportunity for participants to be exposed first-hand to a unique organizational model of participatory leadership, management, employee ownership and decision making by attending lectures and visiting sites at the Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (“Mondragón”) in Mondragón, Spain. Students will become acquainted with Mondragón’s unique leadership, management, educational, training, financial and human resources systems, as well as its globalization initiatives. Participants will also learn the core values that support Mondragón, which are based on a balance between organizational and individual needs, the dignity of the person and of work, solidarity with each other and the community, and economic and social justice. Finally, participants will become acquainted with the institutionalized policies, processes and practices that support Mondragón’s economic and social success.

The course is the longest running course at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (20 years). SOLES Mondragon Brochure 2019 with more information about the history of the program and other activities you can expect to be a part of.

See a video made by a previous student of her experience in the program.

*Graduate students in the Knauss School of Business, Kroc School, and the Master of Arts in International Relations are also eligible to take this course after seeking clearance from their respective departments. Please email the Global Center to be included in our communications. 

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $880 per unit) $2,640
Global Center Fee $400
Program Fee $2,100
Total (estimated and based on double occupancy)* $5140


Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $880/unit.
  2. PROGRAM FEE of $2,100 includes hotel accommodations and onsite logistical items such as classroom rentals, speakers, overhead, some group activities, four lunches and one dinner, and ground transportation to all course related company visits. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.
    GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after March 1st. Any withdrawal on or after March 8th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
  3. 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.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program. 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. 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. Review the SOLES Cancellation policy - summer 2023.


The application window for the program is from February 1st at 12:00pm to February 14th at 11:59pm. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 28. 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.

Spain is a member of the 26 countries in the Schengen area.  Therefore, for short-term tourism under 90 days, U.S. citizens do not require a visa to travel to Spain.   However, please make sure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check if you require a visa.  If so, students should consult the Consulate of Spain for appropriate application instructions.
Additional Questions


Additional Questions

Director | SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall room 129
Phone: (619) 260-5901


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