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JMU Cross Cultural Program: Leadership and Global Engagement


Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

Program Description

Program dates: June 30, 2019 - July 27, 2019

The JMU Cross-Cultural Summer Program: Leadership and Global Engagement takes place at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  During the program, students engage in exploring different aspects of leadership and global citizenship. Academic components include a variety of classes and lectures offered by JMU professors and guest speakers.  Cultural programs include visiting historical places in Washington D.C. and interaction with the local community.  

Location Description

Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, and it provides visitors with unimaginable culinary options, a flourishing arts community, endless outdoor adventures, a lively downtown and a diverse mix of performances, annual events and festivals. Close proximity to Washington, D.C. provides opportunities for excursions with rich cultural and historical learning.


Felix Wang | | Associate Executive Director of the Center for Global Engagement


Program participants will live on-campus in double occupancy rooms in a dormitory. For the students’ convenience, each room is equipped with linens and air conditioning. The dormitory is near by the dining facilities.  

Additional Items to Consider

Each student or his/her institution is responsible for travel expenses to the nearest airport (Washington Dulles Airport). The program fee includes housing, all meals, excursions, entrance fees, airport pick up, and local transportation.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Application Questions
  • Essay

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

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