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  • Locations: Faro, Portugal; Huelva, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Drake Administered Housing Options: Hotel
Credit Type: Drake Credit Language of Instruction: English
Provider: Drake University
Program Description:
EDU 199/MSLD 247: Spain/Portugal – Global and Team Leadership
Cris Wildermuth
AOI: Global and Cultural Understanding, Honors
MSLD 247/EDU 199 focuses on those in leadership positions and the problems, dilemmas, and opportunities they face within a complex, multicultural, and global environment.  We start with in-depth discussions on leadership intercultural challenges, and apply the knowledge gained through these discussions to a specific cultural scenario.  For the January 2018 travel seminar, special emphasis will be placed on Spain and Portugal: the history, culture, and international business environment of these countries. The course involves three components.  First, we will spend some time (still in the United States) working on an introduction to intercultural relations. This portion of the program will involve discussions on cultural dimensions and the challenges inherent to intercultural relations (especially within a business environment). Students will also learn a model of intercultural development and have the opportunity to assess their own intercultural development competency as per the IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) model.  Next, we will travel to Spain and Portugal, to explore how the lessons learned apply to these two countries. We will pay special attention to cultural differences between these two countries, and explore the impact of such differences on Latin America. Students will also have the opportunity to visit Spanish and Portuguese businesses, examining management trends, and contrasting such trends with those of other EU countries and with the U.S.  Finally, students will be expected to integrate their lessons learned and discoveries in a final post-trip discussion (taking place in the spring semester of 2018).
Estimated Range: $4,170-4,600

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