Category: Honors and Leadership

The Michigan Tech Institute by LeaderShape is Back!

One of the Student Affairs division values states, “We inspire the leadership needed for all individuals to boldly push everyday boundaries while serving others.” For over 25 years, Michigan Tech has hosted the LeaderShape Institute as a way to do just that — and this year, LeaderShape is back!

LeaderShape Institute 2022 will be held Jan. 4-7 at the Ford Center in Alberta, Michigan, just prior to the start of the spring semester.

LeaderShape Institute is a four-day retreat that helps students identify their values and gain confidence in their leadership skills through self-assessment, intensive small-group discussions, team-building challenges and more. By leading with passion, integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible, participants explore who they are and the impact they want to have on their communities.

Do you know a student who is involved across campus? How about one who isn’t, but has shown you their passion for a specific cause or concern? How about someone who is still figuring out the direction they hope to pursue in life? We know leaders have a wide variety of experiences and don’t need to hold a position or a title to impact their community. No matter who they are, how they are involved on campus or what their future goals are — this program could benefit a student you’re connected with.

Are you already thinking of someone? Invite them to apply! Applications can be submitted online today through Saturday (Nov. 17-20).

By Student Leadership and Involvement.

Michigan Tech Study Abroad Virtual Fair

Adventure is calling, HOWL back! The Michigan Tech Study Abroad Virtual Fair will be held over Zoom on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 13-15). Students can take advantage of the fair to meet with study abroad professionals and learn about program opportunities and how to plan their adventures. 

Attendees are required to register in advance for each session. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the Michigan Tech Study Abroad YouTube channel. Questions can be sent to

Study Abroad Virtual Fair Schedule:


  • 12-1 p.m. — Michigan Tech Faculty-Led Study Abroad: Cumbria and Greece
    Explore castles and museums in England and Scotland! Walk the ancient ruins and art of Greece! Attend this session to learn how you can go abroad next summer with professor Carl Blair to England and Greece, and earn HASS credits. Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Discover the World with ISA and TEAN
    Intern, volunteer, research, study — so many options and locations to choose from with International Studies Abroad (ISA) and The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)! Choose from semester, summer and year-long programs across the globe. Options for all majors! Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Explore Cyprus with Global Semesters
    Spend a semester or summer at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, a Mediterranean island country. Course options vary from pre-med, engineering and business to communications and more! This program is ideal for those who plan on going to medical school. Register now.


  • 4-5 p.m. — Go Somewhere Different with USAC
    Go off the beaten path with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Choose from 50 unique locations throughout the world where you can immerse yourself in a new language, discover different places, and make new friends. Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Japanese Language and Culture with JCMU
    Are you interested in Japanese language and culture? JCMU offers intensive Japanese language programs for all levels. Learn how you can live in Japan and earn HASS credits. Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Michigan Tech Peace Corps Prep
    Attend this session to learn about the Michigan Tech Peace Corps Prep certificate program and opportunities to serve in the Peace Corps! Volunteering in the Peace Corps is an opportunity to live abroad for two years in an underserved community, learn a new language, build partnerships and work on community projects. Register now.


  • 12-1 p.m. — Prosperity by Design: Engineers Without Borders and iDesign
    Travel abroad with your peers to work on economically sustainable engineering projects that improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities. Attend this session to hear from Michigan Tech students who’ve participated in International Senior Design (iDesign) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Operations and Supply Chain in Germany
    Travel abroad to Bremen, Germany, with your peers to observe Germany’s large-scale industrial operations in automotive, processing plants and aerospace. Tour companies such as Volkswagen Autostadt, Mercedes and Becks Brewery. Attend this session to learn more about this Michigan Tech faculty study abroad program. Register now.
  • 4-5 p.m. — Electrical and Computer Engineering in France
    Attention electrical and computer engineering students! Learn how you can study in France and earn Michigan Tech credits in the ENSEA French American Program during your third year, spring semester. Register now.
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. — Michigan Tech Faculty-Led Study Abroad
    Consider participating in a faculty-led study AWAY program to earn Michigan Tech credits and travel with your faculty and peers. This session will highlight programs taking place in the Bahamas, Costa Rica, England, Finland, Greece and Ireland, and along the U.S. Amtrak rail line. Join this session at any time — presentations will take place in Zoom breakout rooms on a rotating schedule. Register now.

By Pavlis Honors College.