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*WKU Faculty Led: From the Antiquities to the Present: Greek Leadership
Athens, Greece; Chania, Greece; Heraklion, Greece; Knossos, Greece; Olympia, Greece; Pella, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; Tsoutsouros, Greece; Vergina, Greece; Veroia, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost: Summer
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 04/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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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Good Academic Standing with WKU Program Catagory: WKU Faculty Led
Faculty Leader:
Baker, John, Trivizadakis, Michail Colonnade Credit: No
Program Description:

This study abroad to Greece and Crete Thessaloniki, Greeceoffers a unique opportunity to explore how culture impacts leadership and how leadership has evolved over several millennia.

Students, at the conclusion of this course, will have an understanding of the impact Greek culture has had on various aspects of leadership since the antiquities. Students will examine the challenges in applying modern, domestic concepts of leadership theory in the Greek culture. Although this course has practical aspects, the primary focus centers on site visits in Greece and Crete and discussions pertaining to the role culture has played in shaping Greek leadership since from antiquity to the present.

LEAD 475: Special Topics in Leadership
LEAD 575: Special Topics in Leadership

Upon the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:  
  • Understand such concepts as ethnocentrism, stereotyping, world view, cultural symbolism, belief and values systems;
  • Recognize the role that culture plays in leadership concepts;
  • Identify and describe the dimensions of culture;
  • Gain an overview of world culture clusters (GLOBE) with an emphasis on Eastern Europe;
  • Understand the universally desirable and undesirable leadership attributes;
  • Understand the challenges when leading in different cultures.
Parthenon  Greek painting

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing.
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses may apply. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required.
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