FAQs


 

 

What are the dates of the summit?

June 7-10, 2017
Your travel will be arranged by your home campus. You should plan to arrive by June 6. Students may choose to enjoy a day in Vienna following the Summit on June 11, and depart on June 12. 

Where is the Summit being held?

The sessions at the Summit will be held on the Webster Vienna campus.

Lodging will be at the Webster Residence Am Augarten, which is located at Heinestrasse 15 in Vienna’s second district, a 10-minute walk to the university’s campus at the Palais Wenkheim, and a five-minute walk to the famous Prater and Augarten parks. The city center is a mere two subway stations away, although it is also easily reached by foot. 

When is the application deadline?

The last day for students to submit an application is 4:00 p.m. CST on Friday, January 20th, 2017. No late applications will be considered. 

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must be matriculated Webster sophomores/second year, junior/third year students, or first-year graduate students, in good academic standing and good judicial standing.

Applicants must be enrolled at one of the following campuses who have committed to sending students to the Summit:

  • Webster main campus in Webster Groves
  • Webster Thailand
  • Webster Leiden
  • Webster Geneva
  • Webster Ghana
  • Webster Vienna 

Preference may be given to students studying abroad in Vienna in Spring 2017 and staying in Vienna until June, or studying abroad in Vienna in Summer 2017.

Exceptional freshmen may be considered on a case by case basis.

 

Can I still apply even if I will be at a study abroad site in the Spring or Summer?

Yes, this is fine. If a participant will be at a study abroad site in the summer, the Summit committee will work with the student to arrange for travel that makes the most sense for arriving at the Summit and returning to a study abroad site. Travel costs cannot exceed the cost of travel from the participant’s home campus to Vienna. If travel times and arrangements interfere with study abroad courses, it is the participant's responsibility to contact the site director to make appropriate arrangements and to make up any missed work. 

When will I find out if I’ve been selected?

We will notify all students of the status of their application on February 10th, 2017, and accepted participants have until February 17th to confirm. Accepted students who do not confirm their participation by the deadline will not be approved for the program. 

What is the agenda for the Summit?

We are working on the agenda. You can review more information on the 2015 Summit to get an idea of the types of programs that may be offered.

http://www.webster.edu/campus-life/global-student-leadership-summit/summit-schedule.html

Where will participants stay?

Lodging will be at the Webster Residence Am Augarten, which is located at Heinestrasse 15 in Vienna’s second district, a 10-minute walk to the university’s campus at the Palais Wenkheim, and a five-minute walk to the famous Prater and Augarten parks. The city center is a mere two subway stations away, although it is also easily reached by foot. 

Do I need a passport to travel to Vienna? Do I need a visa?

Yes, you need a passport, and it must be valid for at least six months after the dates of your travel for the Summit. Depending on your nation of citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to travel to Vienna. You should check with the student life staff at your home campus to determine if a visa is necessary. 

What costs are covered by the Summit?

Each participating Webster campus will cover the cost of participants’ travel, meals, lodging, and program fees. Participants should plan to budget for spending money for any personal shopping, snacks, or activities outside of those organized by the University. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their transportation to and from their local airport. 

Does participation in the Summit automatically excuse me from missed classes or other academic conflicts?

No, it is not an automatic excuse. It is up to the participant to contact faculty members to request any academic accommodations related to participation in the Summit, and to work with professors to make up missed work if possible. We will be happy to provide documentation of your participation to your professors.