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Challenge Australia: Leadership Development

Program Dates: two weeks in July or Augustsurfer
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The Challenge Australia summer program emphasizes leadership, personal development, and team building. Leadership training is an extremely valuable tool for developing such skills across any, and all, disciplines and leadership is considered one of the most broadly needed skills among recent graduates and professionals. The course builds on leadership skills and develops team players while providing you with a sense of accomplishment.

Program Highlights include exploring various points of interest on the east coast of Australia, as well as participation in challenging and inspiring outdoor recreation leadership activities, including zip lining, high/low ropes courses, canoeing and surfing.

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How to Apply

Application Deadline: February 15th

Undergraduates, with sophomore status and at least a 2.5 GPA (cumulative).

Application Procedure:

  • Step 1: Review GlobaLinks the Application Instructions
  • Step 2: Submit a completed MSU Study Abroad Application to the MSU Office of International Programs by February 15th
  • Step 3: Receive letter of acceptance to study abroad through MSU from the MSU Office of International Programs
  • Step 4: By the appropriate deadline, create a MyLearn account and complete a GlobaLinks online application, making sure to follow all instructions and program requirements.
  • Step 4: You will receive notification of your final acceptance status from GlobaLinks. If admitted, complete the process outlined below along with any other instructions you receive from GlobaLinks.

Contact Information: Libby Claerbout, Director of International Programs

Information for Admitted Students
* Although we make every attempt to keep this information up to date, please defer to information provided to you directly from GlobaLinks as the best resource. If there are discrepancies between the protocols listed here (applying for housing, getting registered for courses, etc.) and those told to you by GlobaLinks, default to those of GlobaLinks. However, health insurance requirements, course equivalencies, credit transfer and grading are determined solely by MSU.

The final days of the program will be spent in Gold Coast, where students will participate in guided reflection on the past two weeks of their leadership development. 





last updated July 30, 2013