Contemporary Women's Leadership (CWL) Institute | Visiting Undergrads

Eligible Students: 
Undergraduate women; 18 yrs+

Program Fee:  
(Includes tuition, room, board, and activities)

Application Fee: 
Not Applicable

Not applicable

College Credit: 
Yes (2 classes) 

International Students: 
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Current Wellesley College students, go HERE for specific details about the program.

Five weeks. A world of difference.

Make the transition from the classroom to the working world in Wellesley College’s Undergraduate Contemporary Women’s Leadership Institute–a new, immersive approach to personal leadership and success that brings theory to practice.

Take two (2) college credit earning courses and then apply your learnings through a hands-on experiential week with professionals in fields ranging from tech to politics to business. 

  • Gain insight regarding gender-based business issues, leadership and workplace challenges from faculty who specialize in gender in the workplace.

  • Explore gendered business issues from an intersectional vantage point, studying with a diverse group of students from international universities.

  • Experience the power of networking though practical real-world conversations with women leaders from a broad array of industries including financial services, marketing, non-profit, and entertainment.

  • Develop a professional portfolio in the classroom that you can apply during the experiential week and take into the working world.

  • Learn to lead through reflective activities where you can gain insight about personal leadership strengths, styles and development opportunities.


Watch how the Contemporary Women's Leadership Institute impacted Wellesley College students in our Student Reflections video.