Sri Lanka LEAD 587i

Community Models of Leadership: From Noticing to Mindful Action

This course is enriches students’ understanding of social movements and community-based leadership outside of Western thought. Through participation with Sarvodaya, one of the world’s largest peoples’ organizations, students experience how Gandhian thought and Buddhist philosophy influence this model of leadership and continue to shape social change in Sri Lanka. This trip includes an immersion component where students live with a Sri Lankan family, participate in acts of service alongside the community and explore the deep cultural history and rich spirituality of Sri Lanka.

Important Dates Date
Application Dates August 7 - October 15, 2015
Travel Dates January 9 - 19, 2016
Information Sessions

Session 1 - Wed, September 23 - MRH 211 - 4.30pm - 5.20pm

Session 2 - Thurs, October 8 - MRH 137 - 4.30pm - 5.20pm

Pre-Trip Session: December 10, 2015 and January 7, 2016
Post-Trip Session: January 29 and February 12, 2016
Expense Cost
USD Tuition $2,100
Global Study Fee $   350
Program Cost $1,900*
Total Estimated Expense: $4,350

* Does not include airfare


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Please note: 

1. The estimated program costs includes accommodation, transportation for in-country program activities, some meals, and program costs. Students need to budget for some additional meals and incidental costs.

2. Upon registration, you will be billed a non-refundable $150 deposit.

3. When you receive confirmation that you have been accepted to the course, you need to book your own flights.