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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
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Leadership in Film & Practice: Prague

Prague city landscape

Program Overview

This Intensive Course Abroad is a 3 credit course in which students will study leadership theory and practice under various models and situations, that can used in personal, academic, community, business and career leadership development.  It will also highlight the culture and history of Prague and The Czech Republic, while using films that have been set in and/or made in the country over recent decades.  Students will view a series of films that show the application of the leadership theories and practices, and study and discuss ideas with faculty, peers and guests, in conjunction with on-site activities, including visits to various centers and companies related to leadership in business and management, and other professional environments, as well as guided tours of various aspects of the country’s culture and history, in particular the settings and environments portrayed in the films. A leadership service learning component will also be included in the program.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain various theories, styles, traits, behaviors and applications of leadership through various authors. This may include professors from local universities, leadership professionals, and readings from authors such as Covey, Goleman, Kouzes, Posner, Maxwell, Blanchard, etc..Concepts such as Socratic Leadership, Servant Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Authentic Leadership and/or Participative Leadership can be included
  • Provide a summary and analysis of several movies set or filmed in the city and country, the leadership acumen studied, and its application and use in the plots, decisions and events of the films, including how characters’ leadership choices affect people and situations
  • Relate leadership and film content to the information discussed at various leadership centers or in sessions with leaders of prominent companies and universities, and make connections for personal goals in leadership development
  • Participate in a volunteer service activity applied to leadership development and growth in the local community
  • Understand and appreciate the overall beauty of the country, its sites, food, drink and general culture in the context of global awareness


Course Requirements
Prior to departure, students will be required to complete various activities which may include viewing films, attending an introduction lecture and meeting, and completing online assignments.  Post return, students will be required to complete a reflective assignment and/or online discussion with an additional film viewing and assignment.

Students will be registered for BUSN 481 for 3 credits as a part of their fall course load. Students must leave space for these 3 credits in their schedule, or will otherwise be billed for exceeding the 20 credit term maximum.

Pre-requisite: All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply for this program, including. Incoming freshmen, transfer students, online, international and athlete students.

Instructor:  This program will be led by Dana D'Angelo (, Clinical Professor in LeBow College of Business

Program Calendar*Prague landscape

Arrival Date: Saturday Sept. 8, 2018
Departure Date: Friday Sept. 14, 2018
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.
Incoming students will be able to attend on-campus Orientation Welcome Week after this program concludes.

Sample Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrival and Check In
Prague Guided Movie Tour
Orientation and Czech History
Welcome Dinner and Traditional Show
Day 2: Leadership Theme – Influence
Terezin Concentration Camp Visit: Can good leaders do bad things?  Can bad leaders do good things?  Are leaders born or made?
Group Lunch
Team Development and Project Work
Day 3: Leadership Theme – Attitude
Prague Leadership Institute: Is leadership a privilege or a responsibility?  What, how and/who makes a leader?
Group Lunch
Prague Castle: The History of Leadership (Leaders and their Styles) in the Czech Republic
Day 4: Leadership Theme – Connections
Mattoni Site Visit: What are issues and lessons learned leading a company through a changing political and economic landscape?
Group Lunch
Carlsbad City and its International Film Festival: What makes a good follower?  How do leaders and followers work together for success?  

Day 5: Leadership Theme – Listening
Barrodov Studios: What is the importance of risk and creativity in leadership?
Group Lunch
Service Activity – Teaching English and international cultural differences: How is communication used in leadership?  How can a leader be inclusive?
Day 6: Leadership Theme – Open Mindedness
Association for Integration and Migration (NGO) (and Mini Case Study): Leadership and Vision - Fighting for a Better Tomorrow: Leading a Non-Profit and the Current Migration Crisis
Networking Lunch
Final Presentations and Personal Leadership Plans
Farewell Dinner
Day 7: Departure


Program Fee - $1,800

Due May 1st: $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due July 1st: $1,300 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.  Incoming students should contact the professor or Study Abroad to discuss any alternate timelines.

Included in Program Fee:

Prague Bridge View

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation (2 - 4 person occupancy with private bath)
  • Breakfast daily, 4 group lunches, 2 group dinners
  • Entry fees for program activities / tours
  • Industry visits
  • On Call emergency assistance insurance

Not Included in Program Fee (Approximated at $1400):

  • Round trip airfare ($1,000)
  • Remaining lunches/dinners ($100)
  • Passport ($135)
  • Spending money /optional activities
  • Airport transfers

More Information

  • US citizens are not required to obtain a visa for entry in the Czech Republic. Other nationalities should verify visa requirement on the Czech embassy website.

  • A suggested flight itinerary will be provided. Students are responsible for booking their own flight.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.