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*WKU Faculty Led: French Culture and Leadership
Lyon, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WKU applicants only
Program Cost: Winter
Program Dates:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Number of Credits:
Credit Type:
WKU Credit
Field of Study:
Minimum GPA:
Good Academic Standing with WKU
Program Catagory: WKU Faculty Led
Faculty Leader:
Capps, Randy, Smith, Eugene
Class Eligibility: 5. Graduate, 6. Doctoral Student
Program Description:
Students will have the unique opportunity Lyon, Franceof traveling to France to attend an International Leadership Seminar at IAE Lyon that attracts leaders in industry and education from around the world.  Seminar professors in past years have hailed from all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand.  Along with graduate students at IAE Lyon, WKU students select from and fully participate in a series of several day seminars that cover a broad range of management and leadership topics.  Co-leaders Capps and Norman meet with students to discuss seminar topics that align with their professional and research interests congruent with the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program.  The co-leaders also coordinate meetings between WKU students and international instructors to encourage possible future international research opportunities or other related international experiences.

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  • Articulate new knowledge and demonstrate skills related to a leadership topic, including unique learning and new understanding as a consequence of interacting with an international professor and IAE Lyon students. 
  • Articulate how this international experience has positively influenced their understanding of other cultures, particularly as related to their concept of leadership.
  • Demonstrate and reflect on their growth in leadership knowledge, growth in cultural understanding, and new thinking related to their research and/or professional development through a written paper.
  • Present and discuss their growth in leadership knowledge, growth in cultural understanding, and new thinking related to their research and/or professional development with their peers.
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  • Doctoral student in good academic standing,
  • No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by the WKU Office of Student Conduct
    • Students who become ineligible to attend the program after applying due to disciplinary sanctions will be subject to standard program cost penalty rates. Students are responsible for notifying the Office of Study Away when they become aware of this ineligibility. For eligibility questions pertaining to disciplinary sanctions, students should contact the WKU Office of Student Conduct.
  • Students must complete Study Abroad & Global Learning application process prior to being registered in this course. All students studying abroad are required to pay $150 application fee.
  • Students must select program on TopNet and pay $250 deposit to finalize admittance process,
  • Student must possess passport book valid for a least six (6) months after return date. 
  • Students must complete pre-departure orientations,
  • Full payment prior to departure, and
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
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This program is currently not accepting applications.