Alumni Encouraged to Participate in Leadership Ethics Study Abroad Program

A photo of students and Dr. Stephen Ritch during the Leadership Ethics Education Abroad course in 2007

Students in the Leadership Ethics course and Dr. Stephen Ritch, center, in Rome in 2007.

Alumni are now invited to travel and explore England and the Mediterranean regions of Greece and Italy as part of the USFSP Leadership Ethics Study Abroad class in Summer 2017. To participate, an alumnus will need to re-enroll at USFSP as a non-degree seeking student and register soon to snag one of the limited class slots. The application deadline for the trip is Jan. 15, 2017.

Under the instruction of Dr. Stephen Ritch, founding director of the USFSP Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership, students of any major and alumni will immerse themselves in the lessons from some of history’s most influential minds, in four of the world’s great cities: Athens, Rome, Florence and London.

Participants will study and learn practical leadership ethics and debate the goals of leadership, justice, and the nature of a meaningful life at the site of the Academy in Athens where Plato taught Aristotle. Visit the villa where Niccolo Machiavelli wrote “The Prince” and explore the London locations frequented by Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill.

“This will be an extraordinary experience for our alumni,” said Heidi Hamlin, Alumni Relations Officer at USFSP. “With the leadership of Dr. Stephen Ritch, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tour these enchanted cities with the most in-depth knowledge and historical background.”

Learn more about the Leadership Ethics Study Abroad program.

This is the second course that will be open to alumni in 2017. Alumni are eligible to enroll in a Guatemalan study abroad course over spring break.