Leadership in Eastern Europe

Elon University’s Center for Leadership is seeking student leaders to facilitate the International Leadership Program in Lithuania of Summer 2014. This two week (plus) experience will provide students an opportunity to facilitate a leadership development program for European peers via a Human Rights Summer Study Program, focusing on International Human Rights Law. This program includes extensive classroom instruction with classes conducted by practitioners, professors, and experts in the fields of international and human rights law. The student facilitators will use the knowledge and skills they’ve gained from the Isabella Cannon Leadership Program and the spring preparatory class to share their understanding of leadership with European peers.

Training and Benefits

Students will be trained by the Center for Leadership, and the program will be led by Dean Rex Waters.  This opportunity may fulfill Elon's Experiential Learning Requirement for Leadership, as well as provide students with two to four internship credit hours during the summer of 2014. In preparation for the leadership content and the ELR, students will be enrolled in a one-hour transition course during the second half of the spring 2014 semester. This international leadership opportunity promotes Elon’s commitment to global citizenship, and will serve as an excellent addition to any resume.

The costs are still being finalized, but will be approximately $4,000.  If eligible, students may apply their Center for Leadership travel grant to this program or apply for the Pickett Grant.  Students can also apply for need-based scholarships if they qualify through the Isabella Cannon International Center if you are getting Elon credit.  Though this is a significant commitment, it provides a rich leadership development experience, an opportunity to expand global citizenship, and helps to further establish this important program.