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Academic Focus Program Details

Focus Areas

Global Leadership
July 15-28, 2018
Language of Instruction: English

Within the context of an increasingly interdependent world, the Global Leadership program helps participants understand how global leaders make decisions and how to leverage that understanding to succeed in academic and professional settings. With an emphasis on inquiry based instruction, project-based learning, and cross-functional teams, this program combines a carefully crafted sequence of content-rich, interactive classroom sessions with visits to research facilities, corporate environments, non-profit settings, and civic functions that allow each participant to experience globalization in authentic ways. Considerable emphasis is given to the development of soft skills sought by employers such as collaboration, active listening, creative problem solving, cultural responsiveness, ethics and personal integrity.

Recreation and Cultural Visits

In addition to the academic content, all CU Global Connect programs include recreational activities and cultural visits. On Campus, you’ll have access to the activities at the Fike Recreation Center, Underground Rec Center, and South Carolina Botanical Gardens and Geological Museum. On weekends and select evenings, you’ll enjoy visits to Atlanta (home of the 1996 Summer Olympics), historic Greenville, SC, local concerts and festivals, and the famous Blue Ridge Mountains for hiking and a waterfall tour.

Program Dates

In 2018, the Clemson Summer Institute programs for university students are offered during 4 summer sessions. Some programs require attendance at 2 consecutive sessions for a 4-week immersive experience. The English Language session dates include:

Session 1: June 3 - 16, 2018
Session 2: June 24 - July 7, 2018
Session 3: July 8 - 21, 2018
Session 4: July 22 - August 3, 2018

Program Expenses

Program expenses are confirmed through your government program, school officials, or sponsoring agency. If you are an individual student, please e-mail for price information.

  • Program Expenses (INCLUDED)

    Program Fee
    Includes academic fees and program activities, academic resources, airport shuttle, other US based transportation, event admissions, recreational activities

    Lodging and Meals
    Includes semi-private room with linens in university housing, meals in dining facilities or area restaurants

    Includes both Travel and Health Insurance

  • Personal Expenses (NOT INCLUDED)

    International Airfare, visa, Immunizations (if needed), snacks, personal items

English Language Proficiency

The following are minimum English language guidelines for all students whose primary language is not English. Some programs may require additional language requirements.

REQUIRED: Minimum of three years of high school or university English coursework
SUGGESTED: ACTFL intermediate-mid level proficiency or higher

Arrival and Departure

Before making travel plans, please review the arrival and departure information that is sent to you after your enrollment is confirmed. Then, once you purchase your flight, please e-mail a copy of your itinerary to

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our FAQ page for more information.

Contact CU Global Connect · 1.864.656.1455