College of the Extended University

International Student Leadership Program (ISLP)



The ISLP at Cal Poly Pomona University offers students who desire careers in the global marketplace a competitive edge by developing their leadership abilities, communication skills, and understanding of our interconnected world. Students will gain valuable insights and friendships that will endure a lifetime.

Program Advantages

  • High-quality college lectures and workshops
  • Seasoned instructors considered experts in the field
  • “Learn by Doing” philosophy
  • Discover individual leadership style
  • Interaction with local students
  • Prime location

Program topics

  • Cross cultural communication
  • Team building
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic planning
  • Public speaking
  • English language
  • American culture

*Classes conducted in English only, for maximum language exposure and fluency. Final project will showcase the student’s newly acquired skills

Who Should Attend

International university students aged 18 or above.

Program Information




App Deadline

Summer 2018 Session 1

July 15 – August 3, 2018


June 15, 2018

Summer 2018 Session 2

July 21 - August 9, 2018


June 15, 2018

*Program fee includes:

  • Academic courses and campus activities
  • Lodging (Double occupancy)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Ground transportation of site visits

Other Customized Student Programs


1. Student Leadership Program (Beijing Normal University Model)

  • Selected student leaders
  • Outstanding undergraduate students

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2. Academic Seminars for Graduate Students (Fudan University Model)

  • Academic writing 
  • Research skills 
  • Publication 

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3. Professional Development for Student Teachers (Shanghai Normal University Model)

  • Teaching pedagogy 
  • Students assessment 
  • Classroom management 

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4. Education Seminars for University Students (Southcentral University for Nationalities Model)

  • American culture 
  • Class observation 
  • Field trips

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5. Hospitality Management for University Students (Toyo University Model)

  • Hotel and tourism management  
  • Restaurant operation and management
  • Conference and convention 

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6. University Student Culture Exchange Experience (Nihon Kogakuin University Model)

  • Cultural performance
  • Poster presentation
  • Interaction with local students

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7. * Leadership training can be provided to each program based on the needs of the students

  • Strategic Planning
  • Collaborative Team Work
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • International Etiquette 

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