The Bridge – Leadership Study Abroad

The Bridge – Leadership Study Abroad


Leadership is the quality of a person who is firm in his or her ideals and capable of excellence, magnanimity, integrity, and influencing others. The Bridge is the only program for intensive leadership development through a unique cultural experience. We invest in students’ personal growth, provide tools for achievement, and help students make a lasting impact on the world. These three goals should be the motivation for any leader: Growth, Achievement, & Impact. The Bridge program aims to make its participant into a universal leader, a leader in all fields and dimensions of human and social life. The Bridge has seen that this capacity or ability depends on the development of the whole person.


The Bridge & Achieving your Goals

What is The Bridge? The Study Abroad International Leadership Program is a 5 to 89-day program in Rome, Italy.

Why The Bridge? Along with the academic component, the Leadership Study Abroad Program offers a uniquely personalized approach to leadership training, one that is not available in other study abroad programs.

Classes: The program offers core classes in leadership and our electives carry a theme of either Business & Communication Skills, Entrepreneurship or Law, throughout.

Accreditation: 15-18 academic credits (credits vary by academic institution)

Vacation: During the course, there are some 3-day weekends to explore Rome and other European cities.

*Bonus Trip! Students will also experience the wonders of Florence! This two day trip provides the opportunity to see Italian fashion from the corporate side, sight-see and still have free time to explore!


Course Structure

The Bridge – Leadership Study Abroad Program offers a compact and unified body of courses that will help the student acquire a deeper understanding of leadership, while highlighting some of the challenges arising from globalization. The academic experience of The Bridge – Leadership Study Abroad Program contributes to broadening the horizons of students, and enabling them to make judgments based on a deeper understanding of today’s world.



  • Leaders in Roman History
  • Pinnacle of Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship


Elective Classes

  • Italian
  • Ethics
  • Geography and History of Western Civilization
  • Business Communication
  • International Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Personal Success Profile


Leadership Activities

The Bridge program is for the leaders of tomorrow, and we offer the tools to make this a reality now. You will have a classes specifically dedicated to leadership, a conference by leaders at the top of their field, and round-table discussions on applying leadership in contemporary issues.

We provide one-on-one leadership coaching which would normally cost a business professional around $500-5,000 an hour. This is an indispensable way to know yourself better, identify areas for personal development, and formulate a long term growth plan to help you continue this adventure after you finish the The Bridge program.

These activities are complemented with training sessions hosted at extraordinary locations. They provide opportunities for intense growth. We provide all you need to reach your full potential.

For any leader, public speaking is key, since your ability to influence others depends on your communication skills. A public speaking expert provides an elective class that is dynamic and up-to-date.


Extracurricular Activities

Travel Opportunities! The”sky’s the limit” for excursions during The Bridge semester. Although the program does not organize the activities around Italy, student volunteers plan optional visits to any number of great locations in Italy and Europe, which prove exciting and adventurous (such as navigating the waterways of Venice or skiing in the Italian Alps).

There will be a number of organized tours in Rome: examples include the famous Scavi excavation under St Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Forum, and the catacombs. Whether you want to stay in Rome or explore other parts of Italy and Europe, The Bridge offers you a goldmine of opportunities.