Intercultural Leadership Seminar
The Intercultural Leadership Seminar (ILS) is designed for international and U.S. students who want to learn how to be more effective in a global environment. ILS includes brief lectures, discussion, experiential activities, and small group work. While at ILS you will:
Date, Time and Location
Friday, Febrary 14th 5pm-9pm AND Saturday, Febrary 15th 10am-5pm in the Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union (1st floor) . Please note, this is not an overnight program.
Application Process and Deadline
The program curriculum has been designed with the expectation that participants will attend the entire program. If you apply and realize later that you are unable to attend the entire program, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open up the space for someone else. Attendance at ILS is free.
To be eligible, you must be a student currently attending U-M. International scholars and alumni who have already graduated are not eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and acceptance priority will be given to students who have not attended ILS previously. Please complete the application and submit your resume (including any extracurricular activities) by Friday, January 31st at midnight.
Questions? Contact the International Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
ILS Participants' Reflections
“I had a wonderful experience with ILS. I realized how important it is to reflect upon your own travel experiences and interactions with students or colleagues from a different culture. Differences are important to acknowledge, and have often led me to appreciate aspects of my own culture that I previously took for granted. At the same time, there is much to learn from other cultures, and knowing how to effectively communicate is very important. I definitely think ILS has helped me improve my cross-cultural communications skills while meeting some awesome students at the same time!”- Courtney Green, Undergraduate Student, Ford School of Public Policy with Arabic language Minor.
“As a master student graduating in December, 2013, I am fortunate to be able to participate in ILS this term. ILS provides me with a fascinating opportunity to explore and improve intercultural leadership with varieties of talented U.S. and international students in a relatively safe and comfortable environment. With the patient instruction of the organizers and active involvement of participants, I have gone through a series of activities that lead me to discover deeper insights about myself and others, learned plenty of relevant theories and practical tools that make me more effective as a leader in intercultural settings, and communicated and made friends with them more smoothly than before. I wish in the future ILS could be a bit longer than this time (given enough sponsorship), so that participants could enjoy ILS even more and make closer friends!” - Ye (Eric) Yue, Graduate Student, College of Engineering and School of Natural Resources and Environment.
Last reviewed: 02/14