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Intercultural Leadership Program in Strasbourg, France (CEPA Foundation, Summer Program)
Strasbourg, France (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Program Sponsor: CEPA - Cultural & Educational Programs Abroad 
Restrictions: GC applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/28/2020 07/01/2020

** 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.
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No Number of credits: 6, 7
Program Adviser: Jarris Lanham
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Allows for independent travel pre/post program: Yes
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Explore StrasbourgCEPA Summer Intercultural Leadership Program in Strasbourg, France

Click CEPA 2019-20 Flyer.pdf for the Summer 2020 program flyer.

CEPA Foundation is excited and proud to invite the next generation of leaders to join an innovative and challenging program this summer in Strasbourg, France - one of Europe's most multicultural cities.

Location: Strasbourg, FranceThe Chateau
Program Dates: May 28 - July 1, 2020 (5 weeks)
Courses: All students take Intercultural Communication (3 hrs) and also take either GC2Y: Sustainable Leaderhips (4 hrs).
Credits: 7 US semester credit hours
Apply by: By March 1
Program fee: $4,790 for GC students
** All GC students accepted to the program are offered a very generous $1000 scholarship from the CEPA Foundation, reducing the actual program cost of $5790 to $4790!

CEPA Scholarships - Students who submit a complete, certified application by the March 1 deadline will be eligible to also apply for other CEPA scholarships (in addition to the $1000 scholarship mentioned above). The  CEPA scholarship application must be certified by GC Study Abroad staff before submitting it to the CEPA office, prior to March 1. Plan accordingly. GC students may also apply to the Georgia College study abroad scholarships for additional funding, as part of their GC online CEPA program application. Financial Aid, such as HOPE, ZELL and federal aid can also be applied toward the cost of the program; students must see their GC Financial Aid Advisor for details on their financial aid.

Eligibility: University level students from accredited, higher education institutions with a 2.8 GPA or higher are encouraged to apply.

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.

Highlights of the program include accommodation at an 18th century castle - the Château de Pourtalès, excursions, special presentations, and guest speakers during the program. Students can also participate in an international symposium on current European issues.

Visit the program website for complete details:

Or contact the CEPA program advisor:

  Eliana RAFAEL
CEPA Foundation
Château de Pourtalès
Strasbourg, France
phone:+33(0)368 3341 61

COURSES: Students take two courses (7 credit hours).

Course 1:
Intercultural Communication - 3 US semester credit hours. GC course equivalency options: BCOM 4283, RHET 3320 or IDST 4950. Students should talk to their GC Academic Advisor to learn which GC options will work best for them and their degree requirements.

This course introduces students to key concepts and theories surrounding international and intercultural communication. In our interdependent world, intercultural communication is an asset to students of all majors as they require the knowledge, skills, insights, and sensitivities to be an upstanding citizens and successful leaders.

Course 2: GC2Y 2000: Sustainable Leadership (4 credit hours)
This thought provoking course takes students on a journey as they explore leadership philosophies and styles. Students will learn how to effectively interact in culturally appropriate and sustainable ways. Through readings, research, dialogue, critical analysis, and interactive learning, students will discover how to be a global leader in a complex world.

Course instructors are from Georgia College and other US or European universities.
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.

Students will live in shared rooms at the European Study Center Château de Pourtalès, castle built in 1750 nestled in a beautiful park near the EU institutions and Strasbourg city center. Some of Europe’s most distinguished nobility, philosophers, and musicians have visited the castle. Today, the castle hosts students, academics, diplomats, and business leaders from all over the world, making it an ideal location for the Intercultural Leadership Program.The castle has classrooms, lounges, a computer lab, wi-fi access throughout the facility, a library, laundry facilities, a breakfast room, a student kitchen, a TV lounge, and bikes which are available for all students to use. Recreational facilities are located on the premises and nearby.

Strasbourg is a diverse, modern and multicultural city with centuries of history and is a fascinating place for students to study abroad. One of Europe’s capital cities and the formal seat of the European Parliament, Council of Europe and Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg is an important center in Europe and the world for political, governmental, and business leaders.

Visit the CEPA Summer program website for more information about the study center, but remember to return to this webpage to start the required Georgia College online application.  Select "Apply Now" at the bottom of this page to start the GC online application.

Program Fee: $4790 for all accepted GC students. ($5790 minus the CEPA scholarship for $1000)
A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required within 7 days of acceptance into the program.  * See Financial Support information below.

What's included in the Program Fee?

  • Tuition for the two courses = 6-7 US semester credits
  • Transcripts and credits will be issued by CEPA Foundation’s School of Record, University of the Incarnate Word.
  • 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
Not included in the Program Fee:  airfare, study abroad insurance, passport, meals not included in the program, transportation to the airport on departure day, personal expenses.  The the CEPA Foundation U.S. School of Record, the University of the Incarnate Word, may charge a fee for transcript processing.

Accepted GC students are required to purchase insurance with the USG study abroad insurance provider, as part of the application process with Georgia College.  Instructions are included in the GC online application process. A GC Study Abroad staff member will go over more information at the first face-to-face meeting.

Application process for GC students:

  • Start the GC application by selecting "Apply Now" at the bottom of this screen. Complete all "pre-decision" steps in the online application and pay the application fee.
  • Print and complete the CEPA paper application which can also be found on the CEPA Summer program website.
  • Once complete, bring the paper application to the GC Study Abroad Advisor in the GC International Education Center, located in the historic Bone House at 141 S. Clarke Street in Milledgeville (across from the Old Governor's Mansion).
    • Once certified by the GC Study Abroad Advisor, email the signed form directly to the CEPA program advisor, Eliana Rafael, at
  • From there, the CEPA advisor will notify students on how to continue with the CEPA components of the application process.
  • Once accepted into the program, there will be additional application components to complete for Georgia College and for CEPA.  It will be very important for students to carefully read all application requirements and adhere to deadlines.

Financial Support for GC students
The CEPA Scholarship: All GC students accepted to the program will automatically receive a $1000 scholarship from the CEPA Foundation, which will reduce the program fee from $5790 to $4790! GC students may also apply for an additional CEPA scholarship. Follow instructions on the CEPA Summer program home page.

GC students may also apply to the Georgia College study abroad scholarships as well as private and national scholarships for additional funding.

Financial Aid, such as HOPE, ZELL and federal aid (Pell grants, Stafford loans) can also be applied to the program fee. Student should make an appointment with their GC Financial Aid Advisor for information on their financial aid and how it can be applied to this program.

For questions about the program or courses, please contact any of the following:
Ashley Copeland, Assistant Director of GC Leadership Programs,, 478-445-8723
Dr. Harold Mock, Director of Leadership Programs., 478-445-1227

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:
Jarris Lanham, GC Study Abroad Advisor, 
Eliana Rafael, CEPA Summer Program Advisor,

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