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Road Scholars Program

Road Scholars 2016 - Florida

Join us for Spring Break!

Disney Leadership is a study tour that provides undergraduate students with opportunities to develop leadership, management, communication, and teamwork skills from one of the world’s most successful companies.

About Road Scholars

The Road Scholars program is an alternative spring break study tour that provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to experience business in the real world while earning academic credit (1 credit P/F is optional).

Students will find this program valuable in both their pursuit of business education and future professional goals.

Road Scholars 2017:
Disney World Orlando, FL

Road Scholars: Disney Leadership is a program where students will explore career opportunities and learn proven leadership skills practiced every day by the Cast Members of The Walt Disney Company.

During the field study, students will:

  • Explore how effective leadership produces innovation as they investigate proven management strategies employed by The Walt Disney Company.
  • Gain the skills to become the business leaders of tomorrow by identifying traits and behaviors they can use to promote their own personal and professional success.
  • Participate in interactive challenges that test their knowledge and expand their career goals.
  • Gain insights into a leader's role in creating and supporting an environment that stimulates and encourages creativity within a team, as once modeled by Walt himself.
  • Develop skills that focus on strategies for developing and maintaining high-performing teams.

Program Fee

KSB 253-Road Scholars includes a $580 fee added to your student account to pay for costs of the Disney Leadership program. If you withdraw from the course/program on or before January 6, 2017 you will receive a full refund ($580). If you drop between January 6, 2017 and January 26, 2017, you will receive a $280 refund. Past January 26, 2017, there is no refund of the $580 fee.

Your program fee includes:

  • 2 days of leadership and management training provided by Cast Members of the Walt Disney Company.
  • 5 nights at a Walt Disney Resort
  • 4 days of transportation to and from Disney Theme Parks
  • 4 days of lunch and dinner at Disney Theme Parks

* Flight not included in in program fee.


Registration for the Road Scholars Disney trip is filled on a first-registered basis. Limited to 20 students. Your registration is not compete until you fill out the Road Scholars Google Doc and turn in a signed trip release form.


Registration will begin at 9am on Monday, October 26, 2016. Click here to register for Road Scholars 2017: Disney Leadership.


Please contact Kate Irving, Associate Director of Undergraduate Programming and Student Activities, at (202) 885-1931 with questions or email

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Learning Objectives

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