Welcome CityU Students. We are delighted to have you join us this summer at Wellesley College.
The program runs from June 30-August 2, 2019. Move in and orientation will be on Sunday, June 30.
Wellesley is an ideal location for exploring everything the Greater Boston Area has to offer.
- We are located just 25 minutes from Boston, and accessible to many exciting destinations, such as New York City and Washington D.C., via public transportation.
- Our campus has been noted as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S. It offers stunning historical architecture, stimulating educational facilities and recreational activities including a lake, greenhouses, observatory and more.
- If you’d prefer to take a trip off campus, it is just a short walk to Wellesley’s town center where you’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants to engage your interest.
As a student in our Contemporary Women’s Leadership program this summer, you’ll experience an immersive U.S. educational experience at the top ranked women’s college in the U.S.
- Wellesley College is known for fostering women leaders who are making a difference in the world.
- Our notable alumnae include Hillary Clinton, U.S. Presidential candidate, former Ambassador Madeleine Albright, the late director Nora Ephron, public health champion Ophelia Dahl, journalists Diane Sawyer and Cokie Roberts, and businesswoman Lulu Chow Wang.
- You’ll live in a lakeside dormitory with other women in the leadership and other programs.
- Your days will be full of classes, activities and meeting new friends who share your interests. Classes are usually held on campus 3 days per week. On off days, you’ll have time to study or explore at your leisure.
The first four weeks of the program is comprised of classwork. A typical class day might look like the following:
- Early AM: Breakfast in the dorm’s dining hall
- AM: Class #1
- 12-1:30pm: Lunch
- Early afternoon: Class #2
- Late afternoon: Free time
- 5:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner in the dorm’s dining hall or at the student center
- Evenings: You choose. We have a schedule of activities to choose from including movie nights, craft making, mores-cooking at our outdoor grill, and more. Or, explore on your own.
Classes are taught by Wellesley College faculty, not teaching assistants or graduate students.
The Organizational Psychology class will be led by Linda Carli, Ph.D., a well known scholar on women, work and the glass ceiling. To learn more about Professor Carli’s, see her video here;
Details on the academic program can be found here.
During week 5, classes have ended, and we have built in time for you to reflect on your experience here and plan how you’ll apply the knowledge you have gained. We have many exciting experiential activities planned, including the following:
- Self-assessments – what is your leadership style, and how do you work with those around you? Journaling activity, and team building.
- Alumnae panel and networking session – hear from a variety of Wellesley alumnae about their leadership journeys
- Women’s golf for business seminar - visit Wellesley’s own golf course and learn how golf is an excellent way for women to network. Learn some basic course etiquette, what to wear and how to conduct business in this unique setting. Lessons are optional, but available if you’d like them
- Site visit to Boston area company known for strong women’s leadership programs
- Special lecture by Wellesley faculty on topics related to women in the workplace
- Seminar: Being a data informed leader
- Seminar: Contemplative practices in leadership
Wellesley is a diverse environment. We welcome international students, and look forward to introducing you to the Wellesley community in July. If you’d like to learn more about our campus, activities or anything Wellesley-related, check out the following links:
Exploring beyond campus: http://www.wellesley.edu/studentlife/beyond#j6D8tOLR8JiFerPT.97
Recreational facilities: http://www.wellesley.edu/athletics/facilitieshours#1pLFpVco2cxPxkoj.97
International student statistics: http://www.wellesley.edu/international/international_student_statistics#LG0ZPmWcxLiUeKTj.97
Life as a Wellesley student: