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  • Locations: Strasbourg, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CEPA - Cultural & Educational Programs Abroad 
  • Restrictions: GC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2025 01/20/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

Summer Leadership ProgramESC Website and Social Media
Spend your summer improving your leadership skills at the European Study Center in Strasbourg, France!

This study abroad program is offered by the CEPA Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

This comprehensive semester program includes housing at the Chateau de Pourtales, an 18th Century French Chateau, courses and transcripts, group excursions to cultural sites and government and business institutions in France and Germany, daily breakfast and some group meals, AND MORE!

Sidebar- ESC StrasbourgThis summer, you will develop your leadership skills classes at both the European Study Center. This engaging and interactive 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/peacebuilding, and intercultural negotiation skills to prepare students for their future careers goals to become leaders in a globalized world. Visit the website for course options and syllabi. 

The Summer Session I - Leadership Program Fee includes:

  • 6 US course credits (two 3-credit courses)
  • Official transcripts and course registration
  • Housing, excursions, daily breakfast, participation in European Study Center events

Housing and on-site Amenities:
During your summer program, you will reside at the Château de Pourtalès, an 18th Century French Chateau. The Chateau features many amenities including a french buffet-style breakfast served every morning, bikes available for student use, classrooms, lounges, a computer lab, wi-fi, a library, laundry facilities, and a student kitchen. There are recreational opportunities onsite, including tennis and volleyball courts, yoga classes, and a large park for exercise or relaxation (the Parc de Pourtalès). 

  • Dorm-style accommodation with shared rooms and bathrooms
  • Coordinator and Chateau staff will provide personal support prior to, during, and after the program
  • Wifi, computer lab, library, and free printing
  • International calling using the on-site landline phone (no charge)
  • 24/7 emergency assistance/staff on-call


  • Welcome reception and group dinner at the start of the semester
  • Delicious French breakfast buffet is included every day at the Château de Pourtalès
  • Tarte flambeé group dinner
  • Farewell group dinner at the end of the semester
  • One group pick-up will be arranged for all students who arrive at Frankfurt International Airport on the official arrival day and time
  • Public transportation pass for Strasbourg for the duration of the program
  • All ground transfers for the official activities and excursions included in the program
Signature programs included in the ESC Strasbourg Summer Program: Eligibility:
  • The program is open to undergraduate students from an accredited, higher education institution.
  • All courses are offered in English, there is no foreign language requirement.
  • All majors are welcome to apply. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. 

Scholarships are available from the CEPA Foundation to students who qualify.
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Notes for Georgia College Students

Application Info:
  • GC students apply with both GC and with CEPA. To begin your GC application, just hit "Apply Now" on this page.
  • The CEPA online application for this summer is found on the CEPA website. The CEPA scholarship application form will also be available soon. All GC applicants will be notified once the CEPA applications are available
  • Apply by March 1, but earlier is strongly advised. The CEPA and GC scholarship application deadlines are March 1. This is a competitive program that fills up early, so GC students are advised to apply before March 1.
Course Info: See above

Scholarships & Funding Info:
  • All accepted GC students will receive a $1000 scholarship from CEPA, which will be applied to the program fee. See notes above.
  • Students may also apply to the GC study abroad scholarships; the application for these is found inside the GC CEPA application. Once you hit "Apply Now", you will begin the GC program application and also be able to access the scholarship applications.
  • Visit the GC Scholarships & Funding page for general info on how your GC Financial Aid (like HOPE, ZELL, Stafford  Loans, or Pell Grant) can be applied.
    • Students should meet with their financial aid advisor to ask questions and receive specific advice about their FA packages and applicability
  • If you are a Pell Grant recipient, this program qualifies for the Gilman Scholarship.
Other Info:
  • GC students are required to purchase study abroad health insurance. Details will be provided inside your GC application.
  • GC students will be required to attend an orientation in late spring, after the application deadline, either on the GC campus or virtually. Details TBA in spring.

GC contacts for more info:
International Education Center

Dr. Harold Mock
Director of GC Leadership Programs