University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat

Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat
Related Information



Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat

What Is the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat?

This retreat is for international students who want to learn to become more effective in international environments. This highly interactive, high-energy retreat becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from vastly different cultures. You will meet other students, begin friendships with people from all over the world, and discover your own leadership potential.

A cutting edge intercultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants’ cross cultural skill-set needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century.

You Will...

  • Develop cross-cultural communication skills
  • Develop cross-cultural leadership skills
  • Develop a living laboratory on campus
  • Develop friendships
  • Highly interactive
  • High energy

Past Participants Say:

"I would definitely recommend the retreat to other people because the environment is so cross-cultural, diverse and inclusive. The environment at the retreat is so cool to see, it feels almost UN-like or world peace-fostering. Also, I felt that the retreat forced us to think about things that we never really think about in our daily lives."

"[I liked] the "intensity", i.e. there was a good, high tempo of excercises and discussions. We did not get bored."

"I think setting the tone at the beginning of the retreat really helped participants focus on the purpose and to be open with each other. It was great to make time to hear stories from other participants' experiences. Knowing that others are facing the same challenges helps me feel less less alone. I also enjoyed doing crafts!"

The Details

Undergraduate and exchange students only - participants must be able to attend both days in full
Date/Time: Friday, October 13 (5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, October 14 (9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
LocationUniversity International Center (UIC), Room 101, East Bank
Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 10 at noon (you will hear about a decision at 4:00 p.m.)

Register now for the Fall 2017 Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat.

If you have any questions, please contact Marina Uehara, Program Coordinator, at or 612-624-7381