Contemporary Women's Leadership Program
Empower undergraduate women with education and confidence for leadership, at the place where thousands of accomplished women began their path.
As one of the world’s preeminent colleges for women, Wellesley is pleased to offer the Contemporary Women’s Leadership Program – an immersive approach to personal leadership and success.
Wellesley is proud of its strong history of educating female leaders from around the world, across all industries and walks of life. Wellesley's ability to mold the next generation of female leaders comes from its own investment in gender equality and women's empowerment. At Wellesley, we have a high percentage of female-tenured faculty, a history of only female presidents, and countless opportunities for young women to engage in student leadership roles. In this environment, students discover in themselves unparalleled possibilities. The Wellesley Contemporary Women's Leadership Program offers the Wellesley experience -- incredible faculty and classes, supportive mentoring, and lasting friendships -- in a five week, life-changing journey.
During this intensive, five-week program that is unique, you will live and study at Wellesley College. Through challenging classroom education, self-reflective activities, and unique social interactions, undergraduates from around the world will gather to continue on their personal leadership path.
Five weeks, A World of Difference
To hear what past Wellesley summer students have experienced in the Contemporary Women's Leadership Program, watch the Summer 2017 Student Reflections video.
At A Glance
Dates: June 30 - August 3, 2018
Program Length: 5 Weeks
Eligibility: Undergraduate women who have completed at least one year of college study from US and international colleges/universities
Courses: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST 120), and Organizational Psychology (PSYC 340)
Credits: All courses are credit/non-credit
Residential Hall: Historic Wellesley Residence Hall
Total Program Fee: $5,400 (Tuition) + $3,300 (Room, Board, and Activities) = $8,700
A Typical Day
- 8 AM: Breakfast
- 9 AM: Morning Class
- 11AM: Lunch
- 2PM: Afternoon Class
- 5PM - 6PM: Free Time (homework, trip to the Ville)
- 6PM: Dinner and Lecture by Guest Speaker
- 7PM: Residential Life Staff Planned Program
- 8PM: Free Time