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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.

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 credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. 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

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, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

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.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $(TBD).
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $300.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in 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.
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 to be charged to UD account (final)$7,284.00$10,488.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)

Need- and merit-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
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
Jules Bruck
Faculty Director
Plant and Soil Sciences
141 Townsend Hall
Anthony Middlebrooks
Faculty Director
188A Graham Hall

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

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