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  • Locations: Brno, Czech Republic; Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • 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:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Winter Break in Czech Republic:
Sustainable Leadership Development through Film Study & Practice


Prague city landscape

Program Overview

This Intensive Course Abroad is a 4 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, with a focus on leading sustainably (people, profit and planet) in a changing world. 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.
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
  • 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 T380 for 4 credits as a part of their winter term. Students must leave space for these 4 credits in their credit load, 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. Previous participants also welcome to apply - readings and assignments will be selected for those who have prior experience to allow for advanced learnings. These selections of advanced theory and topics will be used as their basis for film analysis and application. 

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

December 2020 Program Calendar*Prague landscape

Arrival Date: December 12, 2020
Departure Date: December 19, 2020
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.

Tentative Itinerary
Day 0 Friday: Departure flight (own arrangements, students may go earlier)
Day 1 Saturday
Arrival and transfer from airport (own arrangements with information options provided)
Check-in and free time
Orientation with faculty and ISP representatives – Leaders as born or made
Welcome Dinner and Show
Day 2 Sunday (Daily Breakfast Provided)
Prague Castle – The history of leadership in The Czech Republic
Lunch (on own)
Prague Guided Movie Tour – Leadership styles across the time, cultures and situations
Dinner (on own) with recommendation to the Holiday/Christmas markets
Day 3 Monday
Heritage and History – Learning from the past to face the challenges of today
Group Debriefing and Discussion
Lunch (on own)
Barrondov Studios – Creative leadership
Group Dinner
Boutique Cinema Experience
Day 4 Tuesday
The Institute of Circular Economy - Inclusive leadership
Lunch (on own)
A Sensible Experience – Followership and leading collaboratively
Dinner (on own) with recommendation of the Jewish Quarter
Day 5 Wednesday – Transfer to BrnoICA_PragueCzechRepublic_Group
Check-in and Lunch (on own) – Leading in times of crisis
Group Debriefing and Discussion
Dinner (on own) and Brno exploration
Day 6 Thursday
Mikulov and The Holy Hill – Leading Mindfully
Group Lunch
Local Winery – Leading for a sustainable future for people, profit and planet
Dinner (on own)
Day 7 Friday
Vila Tugendhat - When good leaders do bad things or bad leaders do good things
Lunch (on own) and transfer back to Prague
Drexel Guest Lecture and Personal Leadership Plans – Next steps: Where we go from here
Farewell Holiday Dinner
Day 8 Saturday


2020 Program Fee $1,650

Due September 30th: $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application FeePrague Bridge View
Due November 1st: $1,150 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons. 

Included in Program Fee:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts and 4 other meals
  • Entry fees for program activities / tours
  • On Call emergency assistance insurance
  • Airport transfer in Czech Republic

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

  • Round trip airfare ($900)
  • Remaining meals ($125)
  • Passport ($140)
  • Visa* (if applicable)
  • Spending money /optional activities ($100)
  • Airport transfer in US

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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2021 09/30/2020
10/14/2020 12/12/2020 12/19/2020

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This program is currently not accepting applications.