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  • Locations: Pamplona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
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Fall Break in Spain:
Mindful Leadership in a Global Context

Pamplona Square

Program Overview

The purpose of this course is to help students understand the benefits of a mindful leadership mindset, and how becoming a more mindful leader in whatever capacity / forum they choose will benefit them in the near-term and as they evolve into future leaders.  The concept of Mindful Leadership is gaining popularity in business and academic circles because of its positive impact on organizational performance, and in recognition that millennial and Gen Z workers can use its concepts to build better organizations as they move into leadership roles in the future.  Students will learn concepts central to Mindful Leadership, including its scope and relationship to mindfulness, well-being, engagement, gratitude, humility, and emotional intelligence (EQ). Mindful leadership is a disciplined approach requiring an open mind, consistent effort, and an ability to push beyond barriers in a gentle and loving manner toward self and others. 
Prior to going to Spain students will complete a DiSC profile assessment to understand their most natural style when working on teams. They will be asked to bring their DiSC reports with them to discuss during lecture.

Pamplona is the capital of Navarre province in northern Spain. It is known for the Running of the Bulls (Feast of San Fermín) in July. It is also a major stop along the Camino de Santiago, a medieval-era pilgrimage route, and home to Gothic-style churches.

By participating in this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify, understand, and exhibit key elements of mindful leadership
  • Identify techniques for using mindful leadership to build high performing teams
  • Understand their natural leadership strengths and areas for development, and identify areas where they can improve their leadership skills in the future


Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for PBHL T480 Mindful Leadership for 2 credits as part of their fall term course load. Students must leave room for the 2 credits in their fall credit load when registering for fall term, or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum.

Instructor: Frank Rowe, Department of Health Management and Policy, Dornsife School of Public Health

Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course and all students are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to students who have taken Happiness 101: Living a Life of Meaning in Summer of 2018 or 2019, as well as Dornsife students.

Program Calendar

Arrival Date: September 13, 2020Monasterio de Leyre
Departure Date: September 19, 2020

Itinerary & Mindful Leadership Building Activities

  • Daily volunteer service with a local charity
  • Site visit to local company using mindfulness to improve business performance
  • Tour Spanish Monasteries
  • Team Building exercises
  • Gratitude Journaling
  • Guided Meditations and Visualization
  • Public speaking / Presenting

2020 Program Fee - $1,015

Due May 1st: $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee

Due July 1st: $515 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.

Included in Program Fee:ICA Spain Group in Pamplona

  • Accommodations
  • Local transport
  • Several group meals
  • Program activities and site visits
  • On Call Emergency Assistance Insurance

Not Included in Program Fee (Estimated):

  • Flight to/from Spain from EWR $800
  • Round trip train ticket Madrid to Pamplona
  • Passport $145
  • Most meals $250
  • Spending Money $150
  • Course materials

More Information

  • US citizens are not required to obtain a visa for entry to Spain. Other nationalities should verify visa requirement on the Spanish embassy website:
  • A suggested flight itinerary will be provided. Students are responsible for booking their own flight and train ticket from Madrid to Pamplona.
Course Grading Scale 
Below 59 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.