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Leadership and Entrepreneurship Summer Program

The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Summer Program at Pace University's English Language Institute is a 2-week course that gives international students the opportunity to improve their English communication skills and learn about leadership and entrepreneurship in exciting New York City!

Before arriving in New York City, students complete eight hours of interactive guided study online to prepare them for the program.

This program is a transformative experience that spans three distinct phases of the entrepreneurial journey. Students will be immersed in a holistic curriculum that blends theory with practical application.

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and leadership through thought-provoking discussions and hands-on activities. You will gain insights into the essence of entrepreneurial thinking, ideation strategies, and meticulous planning that lays the groundwork for success. Students will then explore the legal intricacies, financial considerations, and tactical marketing techniques that bring businesses to life. By delving into customer relationship management and resource optimization, students explore the art of running a well-oiled business.

You will also learn to use different leadership styles effectively and discover how innovation and adaptability drive sustained success. Finally, you will work together to explore global perspectives on entrepreneurship and understand how to navigate the complexities of scaling while ensuring lasting sustainability. Classes meet for 4 hours per day, Monday to Thursday, with additional content-based excursions on Fridays.

We invite you to join us for this exciting and enriching program, and to take your language skills and global perspectives to the next level!

Courses

The minimum English proficiency to be successful in the Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summer Program is CEFR B1, TOEFL score of 55, or IELTS score of 5.5.

Placement Exam

You will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your placement exam as soon as your application has been submitted. Some students may also be asked to schedule an additional advising session with a member of our academic team. Check your email for instructions from the English Language Institute!

Note: If you do not receive an email with your placement exam instructions, please check your spam folder or contact the ELI at eli@pace.edu.

Summer 2024 Course Dates (choose one)

July Session: July 1–12, 2024
Application deadline: June 10, 2024

August Session: July 29–August 9, 2024
Application deadline: July 8, 2024

Register online

Summer 2024 Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $835.00

July Session: includes 32-hour in-person course from July 1–12, 8-hour pre-arrival online self-guided study to be completed from June 24–28, and 2 course-themed walking tours*).

August Session: includes 32-hour in-person course from July 29–August 9, 8-hour pre-arrival online self-guided study to be completed from July 22–26, and 2 course-themed walking tours*).

*Note: The 2 New York City walking tours require an academic-focused assignment for all F1 visa holders.

Combination Leadership & Entrepreneurship and International Relations (Model U.N.): $1,500.00 for the 4-week program

Community Pricing

The English Language Institute offers special Community Pricing for au pairs, Permanent Residents, U.S. Citizens, and asylum seekers on Humanitarian Parole currently living in the United States.

Community Pricing

Study Options

Students may participate in the Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summer School program on any type of visa, including F1, B1/B2, H1, L1, R1 visa, or ESTA. Permanent Residents and U.S. Citizens may also participate.

Accommodations

Leadership & Entrepreneurship (Summer Program) students in need of housing may choose to stay in a homestay with a local family or in a Pace University residence hall. Students under the age of 18 are not able to stay in a Pace University residence hall.

Please indicate your accommodation preference on your Leadership & Entrepreneurship (Summer Program) registration form.

Homestay Options

Staying with a local family is a great way to experience life in New York and practice your English outside of class. Choose either a private or shared room in the home of a local family. All homestays are accessible to Pace University by public transportation. Breakfast is included and dinner and lunch optional.

To find a homestay, please complete the housing application form Make sure to indicate Pace University as your school.

Private Room

  • Private room (includes daily breakfast): $920.00 (for 2 weeks)
  • ​Lunch: $160.00 (for two weeks) *optional
  • Dinner: $210.00 (for two weeks) *optional
  • Move in: 1 day before classes begin (i.e. Sunday).
  • Move out: The Saturday after classes finish.

Shared Room

  • Shared room (includes daily breakfast): $770.00 (for 2 weeks)
  • ​Lunch: $160.00 (for two weeks) *optional
  • Dinner: $210.00 (for two weeks) *optional
  • Move in: 1 day before classes begin (i.e. Sunday).
  • Move out: The Saturday after classes finish.

**Availability is subject to change based at time of booking.

Pace University Residence Halls

Pace University offers the option of on-campus housing for students enrolled in the 2-week Leadership & Entrepreneurship Summer Program. Please note that students must be 18 years or older to stay in a Pace University residence hall.

Students are responsible for supplying their own linens, towels, and toiletries.

Shared Room

  • Shared Room (double or triple occupancy): $1,112.00 (no meals included)
  • Move in: 1 day before classes begin (i.e. Sunday).
  • Move out: The Saturday after classes finish at 11:00 a.m.

**NOTE: Availability and price may change based on the time of the booking.

Campus Meal Plan (optional)

  • $348.00 for two weeks (Monday–Friday)
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

NOTE: The English Language Institute provides housing information for the convenience of our students. This is not a direct endorsement of any particular housing provider.

Classes and Registration

Leadership & Entrepreneurship (Summer Program) courses are available during two Summer sessions:

  • Leadership & Entrepreneurship | July 1–12, 2024 (pre-course online task to be completed from June 24–28)
  • Leadership & Entrepreneurship | July 29–August 9, 2024 (pre-course online task to be completed from July 22–26)

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the English Language Institute at the New York City campus.

Contact Us

Register

Register online

Virtual Information Session

Meet with the Director of Enrollment Management for the English Language Institute to learn more about the 2-week Summer School programs.

Register for Virtual Information Session