Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Athens, Greece; Florence, Italy; London, United Kingdom; Rome, Italy
- Program Terms: Summer
“To say that the study abroad trip I took with Dr. Ritch was life-changing would be an understatement... The places and cultures we visited made the material we were learning more concrete and complete. If you have an opportunity to do this, then do whatever it takes to make it happen.”
-Katie Meyer, Leadership Ethics Study Abroad 2007
The Leadership Ethics study abroad offers students of any major a chance to immerse themselves in the lessons of some of history’s most influential minds, in four of the world’s great cities--Athens, Rome, Florence and London. Study and learn practical leadership ethics in the places where many of the great minds wrote and taught the knowledge and wisdom that still guide moral thinking and behavior of today. Debate the proper aims of leadership, justice, and the nature of the life worth living at the site of the Academy in Athens where Plato taught Aristotle. Consider Niccolo Machiavelli’s practical as well as moral claims regarding power and self-interest at the same villa where he wrote The Prince while in exile from Florence. Explore the London “haunts” of John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham, the most famous Utilitarians who envisioned a “greatest good” based on happiness and pleasure, and Thomas Hobbes, who championed social contract theory as a necessary response to our self-interested nature.
Do all this, learn practical ethics and systematic moral analysis, and still have generous amounts of free time to explore further the art, culture and history of these four world class cities!
Logistics and local guides for this program are organized by Millennium Tours under the direction of USFSP Education Abroad. All student payments and application materials are still submitted to USFSP Education Abroad.
Course: LDR 4204: Ethics and Power in Leadership, 3 credits
Course Approval Form: Students must download and complete a form as part of the application process. Click here for the form.
Credit Type: 3 direct USFSP credits
Course Director: Dr. Stephen Ritch | firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Meetings: May 17, 24, and 31 (times and on campus location TBD)
***In order to receive full credit for the program course, students must attend any class meetings listed and complete an online pre-departure orientation in CANVAS. (A link to access the orientation will be sent to students' USF email addresses prior to departure.)***
(View from Economy Hotel Athens)
June 4-8, 2017 (Athens)
Economy Hotel Athens
5, Klisthenous str.
105 52 Athens, Greece
Phone: +(30) 2105220520
June 8-12, 2017 (Florence)
Hotel de Lanzi
Via delle Oche, 11
50122 Florence, Italy
Phone: +(39) 055 288043
June 12-16, 2017 (Rome)
Hotel Emmaus Rome
Via Delle Fornaci 23/25
00165 Rome, Italy
Phone: +(39) 06 635658
Fax: +(39) 06 635658
June 16-22, 2017 (London)
London Lodge Hotel
134-136 Lexham Gardens
Kensington, London W8 6JE, UK
Phone: +(44) (0) 20 7244 8444
*Hotels are subject to change.
This program is open to undergraduate students in the USF system pending approval of their assigned academic advisor. Non-degree seeking students who wish to apply must contact faculty program leader Dr. Stephen Ritch for approval at email@example.com or 728-873-4773.
Please click here for further details regarding payment.
|Payment||Amount Due||Due Date|
|Confirmation||$500.00||5 days after committing to the program or by application deadline, whichever is first. Confirmation Payment is non-refundable.|
|Payment #1||$3,412.50||March 15, 2017|
|Final Payment||$1,137.50||April 15, 2017|
Payment Instructions (only after you have been accepted to the program and log back in to your application to commit to the program):
Once you have been accepted to your program of choice, you will be asked to confirm your participation in the program by hitting the Commit button on your personal application page. Having confirmed your participation, the USFSP Education Abroad Office will place charges on your OASIS account. Students will be asked to make a confirmation payment toward the Study Abroad Program Cost (SAPC). Generally, this payment is $500, although certain programs may have alternate payment requirements as indicated on the specific program website.
Once you have committed to the program, you are financially liable for the Study Abroad Program Cost. Please carefully read your program-specific payment requirements as well as the Financial Terms and Conditions for your relevant program.
To Make the Payment:
ON-LINE (Please note: Do not use the on-line payment option if you have other outstanding charges on your account, as any payment will automatically be credited toward your on-campus charges)
Step 1: Go to USF Single-SignOn
Step 2: Log in using your USF Net ID.
Step 3: Click on OASIS on the top menu.
Step 4: On the Main Menu, go to "Student"
Step 5: On the Student Menu, go to "Tuition & Fees"
Step 6: Click on "Student Bill Payment" PLEASE NOTE: The USF Cashier's Office charges a 2.5% "convenience fee" for using a credit or bank card. If you use an online check you will not be charged the additional fee. They no longer accept VISA.
Step 1: Email the USFSP Education Abroad Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for a payment form. The form must be completed and signed by an authorized member of the Education Abroad Office.
Step 2: Take payment form to the USFSP Cashier's Office (BAY 132). You may pay only pay with check, cash or money order in person. Checks are payable to USF.
Step 3: Please keep a record of your payment for your records.
Post-Commitment Cancellation Policy:
Refund of $400, less any non-recoverable program costs, if you cancel on or before February 19, 2017.*
Refund of $100, less any non-recoverable program costs, if you cancel on February 20 up to March 14, 2017.*
Refund of $1,400, less any non-recoverable program costs, if you cancel on March 15 up to April 14, 2017*
You are liable for up to 100% of the program cost if you cancel on or past April 15, 2017.*
Students must email email@example.com to notify USFSP Education Abroad of their cancellation.
*Education Abroad will assess on a case-by-case basis the non-recoverable costs of the program for which the student is liable. Non-recoverable costs may exceed up-to-date funds collected by USFSP Education Abroad at time of student's withdraw from the program.
USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.
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All participants must be in possession of a valid U.S. Passport or a valid passport from their country of residence. Passports must have an expiration date at least 6 months after the student's scheduled return to the U.S. U.S. citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Europe. Non-U.S. citizens should check with their own country's consulate regarding visa requirements for the countries to be visited. International students must also submit the Study or Research Abroad Approval eform, listed under "Other Services", in their istart account.
Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please click here for detailed country-specific safety and health information given in our Country Study Report. Make sure to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.
Note: The Education Abroad Scholarship application deadline for summer semester is February 15, 2017. However, applicants must be accepted and committed to the program as well as have paid the $500 Confirmation Payment in order to be considered for scholarships. This takes processing time. Therefore, we strongly advise applicants submit all parts of the scholarship application by February 1, 2017.
Students should carefully review the Education Abroad Participant Contract, included in the Education Abroad application process. It describes students' responsibilities with regard to participation, and includes information on insurance, and cancellation and refund policies. Students will be asked to electronically sign this document. To view this document before applying, please click here.
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Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:
Academic Program Specialist
Global Initiatives Office
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
140 Seventh Avenue South, BAY 204K
Questions regarding academics and courses:
Dr. Stephen Ritch
Founding Director of Bishop Center
For information on the Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership and the Leadership minor visit: www.usfsp.edu/bishop/.