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Young Women's Leadership Institute

Cost $3,800
Program type Summer
Gender F
Contact us Pcp@Barnard.Edu
Deadline May 28, 2018

Young Women's Leadership Institute


Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!


The Young Women's Leadership Institute takes the complex relationship between gender and leadership as its focus. Students will develop action-oriented leadership plans during the session.

The academic foundation of the institute will focus on gender issues, social change, and leadership in the form of a morning class. Students will choose from one of the following courses: Women's Studies 101 or Lean In or Dig Deep: Varieties of Feminist Leadership. After morning class, students move on to full afternoons of workshops, seminars, and discussions. Finally, you will apply what you've learned in class by participating in a Leadership Lab project. Working in small groups, you will design and execute a project to improve the pre-college community, and share what you have accomplished at a student-run conference.