College of the Extended University

Student Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Leadership Program (SIELP)



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

Program Advantages

  • High-quality college lectures taught by CPP professors and industry experts
  • Hands-on workshops to gain practical business skills
  • Field trips to local businesses and startup incubators
  • “Learn by Doing” philosophy
  • Discover individual leadership style
  • Interaction with local students
  • Gain public speaking skills through presentations
  • Visit well-known attractions in LA and Southern California

Program Topics

  • Entrepreneurship in the U.S.
  • Marketing for Startups
  • E-Business
  • Intercultural Communication Skills in Global Business
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Design Thinking
  • Creativity & Entrepreneurship
  • Funding Sources for Startups
  • Public Speaking
  • Team Building

*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

Winter 2020

Session 1: January 9 - 22, 2020
Session 2: Feburary 1 - 14, 2020


November 15, 2019

Summer 2020

Session 1: July 13 - August 1, 2020
Session 2: July 30 - August 8, 2020


June 1, 2020

*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

Back to top

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

  • Academic writing 
  • Research skills 
  • Publication 

Back to top

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

  • Teaching pedagogy 
  • Students assessment 
  • Classroom management 

Back to top

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

  • American culture 
  • Class observation 
  • Field trips

Back to top

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

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

Back to top

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

  • Cultural performance
  • Poster presentation
  • Interaction with local students

Back to top

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 

Back to top