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Western Kentucky University

Faculty-Led Study Abroad


Summer 2015


This study abroad to Greece and Crete offers a unique opportunity to explore how culture impacts leadership and how leadership has evolved over several millennia.


Program Description

Students will examine the challenges in applying modern, domestic concepts of leadership theory in the Greek culture. Although this course has practical aspects, the primary focus centers on site visits in Greece and Crete and discussions pertaining to the role culture has played in shaping Greek leadership since from antiquity to the present.


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  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Historical and cultural sites in Thessaloniki, Athens & Crete
  • Acropolis, Parthenon
  • Delphi & Olympia




Learning Objectives

  • Understand such concepts as ethnocentrism, stereotyping, world view, cultural symbolism, belief and values systems;
  • Recognize the role that culture plays in leadership concepts;
  • Identify and describe the dimensions of culture;
  • Gain an overview of world culture clusters (GLOBE) with an emphasis on Eastern Europe;
  • Understand the universally desirable and undesirable leadership attributes;
  • Understand the challenges when leading in different cultures.



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Faculty Leaders


  • Thessaloniki
  • Athens
  • Crete


  • Summer 2015
    May 22 - June 7, 2015




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