Focusing on theory in conjunction with its application to to real-world experience, this program explores the topics of international education, economic, ethics, health care and political development and underdevelopment, and the accompanying cross-cultural issues. Engaging, collaborative surroundings foster opportunities for you to build a professional network of colleagues who will become lifelong international leadership contacts. Whether through an intercultural exchange abroad or the International Leadership Forum, the International Leadership program offers you access to a world-wide network. View our Information Session to learn more, and stay tuned for more information about our 2015 study abroad program in Cuba.
|Certificate + MA|
For the Certificate:
EDLD 868 International Development
For the MA (add the following):
The International Leadership program includes an intercultural exchange, a two-week travel experience to Global South countries. The trip offers the unique opportunity of understanding Global South's leadership and future development through the eyes of those who have been direct agents of change. Should a student not be able to travel, he or she will be able to complete alternate coursework with the program director's approval. Learn more about our Study Abroad Program in Tanzania and the accompanying Leadership in International Contexts of Tanzania (EDLD 869) coursework. You can also view a video from the 2013 trip to Tanzania, a video from the International Leadership South African Immersion Program, or click through to learn more about previous opportunities: EDLD 869 in South Africa 2011 and EDLD 869 in Tanzania 2012.
The International Leadership Forum hosts national leaders and international heads of states, including former democratically elected African leaders. The forum is designed to allow our students to benefit from their insights and leadership experience. Learn more about some of our previous forums: View a video of the Fall 2011 International Leadership Forum, or a video from the Spring 2012 International Leadership Forum.
Whether networking with leaders in the area of policy reform, being inspired by change agents in microfinance or simply catching up on the latest qualitative research findings, annual events and conferences sponsored by the department of Leadership, Policy and Administration offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include continuing education units for a variety of professions.
The International Leadership Program values engaging with and supporting the international communities and organizations in the Twin Cities Metro. In addition to hosting our annual, free international leadership forum, we will often provide sponsorship for events put on by local organizations. A few of these events include: