Graduate students in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies are invited to participate in Comparative Leadership in a Global Context, a summer course that includes a one-week study abroad component in Germany.

The course, cross-listed for Education (EDUC 598U) and Nonprofit Studies (NPS 598U), requires several on-campus meetings between May and August to interact with faculty from Ludwigsburg University of Education, as well as readings, assignments, and collaborative activities to prepare for the travel component of the course.

The one-week international study portion of the course will be held July 16-23, 2020, and will include study and excursions in and around Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg.

This course on international leadership is offered through the School’s partnership with Ludwigsburg University of Education (LUE) in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Last summer, SPCS signed a memorandum of understanding with LUE committing to cross-institutional cooperation and support.

LUE is home to the Master's Program in International Education Management (INEMA), a cross-institutional joint venture of LUE and the Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt. The program is designed to provide and develop managerial and leadership skills as well as competencies for cross-cultural challenges in education management and for international reform processes in education.

Part of the SPCS international studies experience in Germany includes engaging with students enrolled in INEMA from around the world.

The course, which requires the international study experience, is open to SPCS students enrolled in a graduate program of study (master’s degree or graduate certificate). The application deadline is February 14, 2020.