The Spring Leadership Exchange (SLE) is a joint venture between Texas A&M University-College Station (TAMU-CS) and Texas A&M University-Qatar (TAMU-Q). Students from each campus visit the partner institution during their respective spring break period. In what amounts to a two-week exchange, students are challenged to consider leadership from a global perspective and develop an inclusive model of leadership which should reflect the values and cultures explored through the exchange experience.
Students are selected based on a three-part process – application, application review, and interview. Typically, the application period occurs in October and final student selections are made by the end of the fall semester.
Selected students are asked to contribute financially to support their experience, and many students are able to secure partial or full sponsorships from departments and/or colleges. However, in cases where sponsorships are not available, the financial contribution may be reduced or waived in cases of hardship.
To view what previous Spring Leadership Exchange students thought of their experience, please visit the Student Leadership Exchange Blog.
Download the program overview to learn more about participating in our next trip, and complete the SLE application on the Study Abroad website. For more information on the Spring Leadership Exchange, please visit the SLE FAQ.