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Winter 2013: Sweden/Barcelona LEAD/PLSC
January 01, 2013 - February 01, 2013
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/07/2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM117 Gore
03/09/2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM114 Gore
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/18/2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM103 Worrilow Hall
11/14/2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM102 Taylor Hall
12/06/2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM102 Taylor Hall
Program Notes
This program's deadline has been changed to 11/16/2012.

Program Description
Europe LEAD/PLSC: Leadership by Design takes you on a journey of past design, present creativity, and future innovation, to instill a new conceptualization of leadership. Two hotspots of design serve as our destination for this exploration: Stockholm, Sweden - where design is not a socially or politically neutral activity, but rather creates an aesthetic to enhance community and organization; and Barcelona, Spain - a city bursting with art and culture that offers an inspiring array of innovative approaches modeling design thinking. This program provides you with the theoretical bases and practical experience of design, leadership, creativity = three key foundational elements of innovation. Successful organizations depend on an individual’s ability to creatively see beyond the obvious, collaboratively problem-solve, and create conditions that encourage innovation. You will engage in a variety of experiences during this program, including building your team of innovators and participating in real design projects. Our journey examines the cutting edge of leadership, where creativity and design inform how leaders create cultures and conditions for success.

Sweden has been a long recognized leader in design, with Ikea as a most recognizable brand. We will find out how organizational leaders encourage innovation, and how design is not a socially or politically neutral activity, but rather creates an aesthetic to enhance community and organization. We will also focus on the history of design and design processes across various mediums and fields from landscape and garden to city planning and formal art. How have these environs influenced innovation and leadership through history, and what can we learn from current practices in other fields to inform leadership? We then make our way to another capital of design, Barcelona, Spain. A city bursting with art and culture, Barcelona has an inspiring array of unique design thinkers and approaches as evidenced by the work of modernist architect and naturalist Antonio Gaudí. Students will have an opportunity to visit and critique his work as well as study the art, architecture and landscape of this remarkable city. We will also explore some of the most current design ideas and practices, and the significant implications it holds for effective visual communications and leadership.

Several multi-day exploration periods will be built in to the coursework including side trips to Girona and Figures, Spain, the home of Dali. During this time students will have the opportunity to visit and explore many of the other amazing sites in an around the host cities.

To prepare for this experience, students will participate in at least three on-campus class meetings before departure.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all courses for credit and a grade; pass/fail and audit registration is not permitted. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
LEAD 300: Leadership, Creativity, and Innovation (3 credits)
Provides students with the theoretical bases of leadership, creativity, and innovation that inform the effective practice of leadership.
Prerequisite: LEAD100 or permission of instructor.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
LEAD 411-071: Topics in Leadership Dynamics: Leadership by Design (3 credits)
Topics relating to aspects of leadership. Themes in leadership dynamics explored.
Prerequisite: LEAD100
PLSC 103: Field Sketching of Landscape Subjects (4 credits)
Introduction to various field sketching and nature documentation techniques of landscape subjects. Emphasis on nature journaling using mixed media.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-062: Study Abroad - Sweden/Barcelona LEAD/PLSC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including a deposit and at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Elliott Hall, 26 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19716.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
Participants in the Sweden/Barcelona LEAD/PLSC program will be charged University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session and the Program Fee.
The Program Fee usually covers housing and all excursions, but does not include transportation to/from the group's initial departure airport. Your specific Program Fee may or may not include these and other items. Check with the program's faculty director for details.
A $300.00 deposit towards the program fee must be paid no later than August 23, 2012, although we recommend that you pay your deposit within three working days of submitting your application. The deposit is non-refundable if you are admitted into the program. The program acceptance list will be available approximately two weeks later. See below for additional program fee and tuition payment deadlines.
All students pay all program fees via this website: http://www.udel.edu/global/studyabroad/information/payments_and_withdrawals.html. Credit card payments are not accepted.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,904.00$5,108.00
Final Program Fee$5,350.00$5,350.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total (final)$7,284.00$10,488.00
Please note that final Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to airline taxes, fuel surcharges, exchange rates, or changes in the group size.

IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.

Scholarships
Need- and merit-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All payments and application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program ApplicationNovember 16, 2012
$300.00 DepositAugust 23, 2012
$1,500.00 DepositSeptember 07, 2012
Final Program Fee BalanceNovember 05, 2012
Tuition and FeesDecember 01, 2012
Contacts
Jules Bruck
Faculty Director
Plant and Soil Sciences
141 Townsend Hall
302-831-1373
jbruck@udel.edu
Anthony Middlebrooks
Faculty Director
Leadership
188A Graham Hall
302-353-9928
tmiddleb@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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