International Leadership Programme

An exciting opportunity for Bristol students to travel to Chicago for a four-day global leadership programme, part funded by Santander Bank, and run in partnership with Common Purpose.

Programme details

  • Dates: 12 to 15 June 2018
  • Location: University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Costs: Programme costs are covered by Santander Bank. Students will need to cover costs of flights, accommodation and subsistence. 
  • Application deadline: 31 January 2018

In June 2018, 50 undergraduate students from the University of Bristol will have the chance to take part in a four-day global leadership programme in Chicago.

The International Leadership Programme is designed to strengthen your leadership skills and cultural intelligence through tackling a local issue and simultaneously exploring global challenges. The skills and experiences you will gain in Chicago will help set you apart from other students and strengthen your CV and furture job aplications. 

You will be immersed in life in the city, collaborating with students from the University of Chicago. Together, you will create solutions to a local challenge and present your ideas to a panel of experts, before reflecting on ways to take your ideas forward into the future.

The overseas experience will integrate problem-solving, presentation, and development of cross-cultural leadership skills, as well as plenty of opportunities for feedback and reflection. Over the four days of this immersive programme you will also meet with leaders from a cross-sector of industries in Chicago to develop your understanding of the issues these leaders face. 

Before you depart, you will be invited to join a Common Purpose online community platform offering interactive learning and encouraging group engagement. You will continue to build your skills after you return to Bristol, with ongoing support from the online community.

Application process

We will be running two streams to the programme and there are 25 places available on each stream.

Stream A

Open to all undergraduates.

Stream B

Open to undergraduate students from backgrounds where participation in study or work abroad has been traditionally low. You will receive a grant of £900 from Santander Bank to cover your flights and subsistence.

To be eligible for this stream, you will need to meet further criteria outlined in the Eligibility section.

Contact us

If you need more information about studying or working abroad

Phone: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
In Person: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD

Information Session

Date: 15 November 2017
Time: 1-2pm
Place: Wills Memorial Building, Room 1.11

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