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Global Leadership in Valencia, Spain

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Valencia, Spain
Course # SA 10111
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2023 05/07/23 to 05/28/23

Program Leader

Name Allison Stubbs
Email amstubbs@purdue.edu
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Must be a Purdue Promise student that has been approved to enroll in this program.

Students will spend three weeks in Spain, completing one three-credit course entitled Global Leadership in Valencia.

Program will be based in Valencia, Spain with excursions to Madrid, Toledo, and Granada.

Housing: Program participants will live with local residents of Valencia, in shared rooms. Families will provide students with three meals per day and laundry service one per week. Hotel accommodations with shared rooms will be provided during excursions.

Academic Credit

Students will complete one three-credit course entitled Global Leadership in Valencia.

The course credit will be for EDPS 490.

Course Description

This course will focus on global leaderhsip and intercultural competence while immersed in the country of Spain. The Purdue Promise instructors and in-country guest lecturers will help you develop your understanding of your identity and role in a global context, as well as leadership strategies and cross-cultural skills to incorporate your expeirences in personal, professional, and academic development. As you explore Spain together, you will be exposed to a breadth of diverse cultural experiences in which you will be challenged to reflect on your emotional response and active participation within Spanish culture and integrate these into your personal and professional world view.

Course Objectives

  1. To provide a framework for the concept of global leadership.
  2. To enhance understanding of cross-cultural competencies as it relates to:
    1. A willingness to engage in a new culture
    2. Cognitive flexibility and emotional regulation
    3. Ethnocultural empathy and tolerance of uncertainty
    4. Intercultural development
    5. Self-efficacy
  3. To provide an opportunity to reframe personal definitions of global leadership through multiple lenses by investigating leadership across various cultures.
  4. To learn to incorporate a study abroad experience into post-trip academic, professional, and social endeavors, through a discussion of cross-cultural experiences.
  5. To provide opportunities to debrief and reflect on the impact of cultural immersion.

Required Text

No textbook is required for this course. Any assigned readings and course handouts will be provided in a folder and via Blackboard or D2L once the trip begins.

Course Grade

Your course grade will be comprised of attendance/participation (starting with pre-departure meetings through the end of the experience), 6 journals, 1 blog post, 1 Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) debrief, pre-course and post-course assessments, and a 1 final reflection.


To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria.

  • You must be a Purdue Promise student.
  • You must be in good academic standing.
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • You must attend an information session.
  • You must submit an application to Purdue Promise staff co-leaders.
  • You must be selected for and complete an interview with Purdue Promise staff co-leaders.
  • You must be selected for the trip by Purdue Promise staff co-leaders.
  • You must submit a participation agreement.
  • You must not have used the short-term Purdue Moves scholarship.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

The total cost per student before financial aid is $3,236.92.

Students who have a total family income of $75,000 or less will qualify for a $2,000 Purdue Moves Scholarship.

Students submit a $200 deposit as part of the application that goes toward the cost of the trip.

Thus, those who qualify for the Purdue Moves scholarship will owe maximum $1,036.92, not including eligibility for other financial aid.

Students who apply for the Summer Aid Application can get up to $1000 for 1-5 credits and up to $4000 for 6-9 credits in summer 2022.

Application Deadline

January 10, 2022 at 4:00 PM was the deadline to apply to the program. Only students who were selected through the Purdue Promise application, interview, and selection process may apply for this program through the Purdue Study Abroad website. All other student applications will be declined.

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.