Intercultural Leadership in France

Based at the European Parliament in France, this program brings together bright students from around the world for a focused exploration of leadership across cultures.
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This engaging and interactive summer study abroad program combines classroom instruction with high profile guest lectures, visits and excursions, as well as practical training elements in the areas of human rights, mediation, dispute resolution, social responsibility/peace building, and intercultural negotiation skills. 

June 24th to July 25th, 2022

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Virtual Information Sessions

Opportunities Abroad Fair

Wed., Sept. 22nd
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Georgia College's Opportunities Abroad Fair, hosted on Front Campus.

Students at Marketplace

Thursday, Sept. 30th

5 - 5:45 p.m.

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Wednesday, Oct. 13th

Noon - 1 p.m.

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Tuesday, Nov. 2nd

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

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Monday, Nov. 15th

5 - 5:45 p.m.

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Thursday, Jan. 13th 

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

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Wednesday, Feb. 16th

5 - 5:45 p.m.

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Study Abroad
Drop-In Info Session

No appointment needed. In a 30-40 minute drop-in session, get the basics on studying abroad. 

Every Mon. - Thurs.
2 p.m.
Via Webex

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Intercultural Communication

This course provides students with the key concepts and theories surrounding intercultural communication. In our interdependent world, students of all majors need the intercultural communication knowledge, skills, and sensitivities to be able to function as citizens and employees.

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Intercultural Leadership

This class explores students' futures as international leaders in order to understand how to work effectively through systems in culturally appropriate ways. Students will explore what it means to be a cross-cultural leader in a complex world.

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Faculty and Instructional Staff

Meet Your Professors

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Harold Mock, Ph.D.

Director of Leadership Programs and Assistant Professor of History
(478) 445-1227
  • Western European security 
  • Civil-military relations 
  • Transatlantic relations 
  • European integration 
  • German foreign policy

Dr. Harold Mock directs the Office of Leadership Programs and teaches courses on principles of leadership. A specialist in international affairs and transatlantic relations, he is currently writing a book entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993. Dr. Mock's research and teaching interests include civil-military relations, particularly related to nuclear strategy and defense planning in western Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia, where he previously served as Bradley Research Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Mock holds a master's degree in history from Virginia and bachelor's degrees in political science and history from Georgia College. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Atlanta Council on International Relations.

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Ashley Copeland

Assistant Director of Leadership Programs
(478) 445-8723

Ashley Copeland serves as assistant director of leadership programs. Ms. Copeland is a 2012 graduate of Georgia College, where she received her bachelor's degree in exercise science. She also holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she worked as the graduate assistant for the Honors College. In that role, she created the honors peer mentorship program and co-published an article focused on the effects of peer mentorship on student leadership. Ms. Copeland is an active member of the Milledgeville community, serving as a Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber Ambassador and board member of Georgia's Old Capital Heritage Center. She actively seeks opportunities to continue her leadership education. Ms. Copeland is a 2020 graduate of the Anti-Defamation League's Glass Leadership Institute, 2019-2020 Leadership Baldwin Class, fall 2017 class of the Young Gamechangers leadership action program, and received Georgia College's 2021 Outstanding Leadership Award.

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Harald Leibrecht

Harald Leibrecht

German Foreign Office, CEPA Foundation

Mr. Leibrecht is a German-American citizen who holds a degree in International Business from universities in France, Germany, and the United States. He later earned his MBA from an American university. Mr. Leibrecht was the Executive Director of an international university from 1984 to 2007. He served in the German Federal Parliament for nearly twelve years. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee of Economic Cooperation and Development. Additionally, he served as Deputy Chairman for the Sub-Committee on International Cultural and Educational Affairs.

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Dr. Kevin Mac Gabhann

EM Strasbourg

Dr. Kevin Mac Gabhann serves as associate professor and director of international relations at the Ecole de Management at the Université de Strasbourg. He teaches courses on management and human resources management and conducts research in ethno-cultural diversity, intercultural management, and international negotiations. He has served as a visiting scholar at Marquette University (U.S.), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), the University of Colorado Denver (U.S.), and Nottingham Trent Business School (UK), among other institutions. 

Dr. José Luis Vallejo García

EM Strasbourg

Dr. José Luis Vallejo García serves as associate professor and regional coordinator in the Ecole de Management at the Université de Strasbourg, where he teaches courses on organizational behavior, international leadership, and intercultural competence. He holds a Ph.D. in management sciences from the Université de Strasbourg, a MSc in psychology from the Universidad Tecnológica de México, an MBA in international business consulting from Offenburg University (Germany), and a BBA in public accounting from Universidad Panamericana (Mexico).