Chania, Crete, Greece

Leaders For Our Future (LFOF)

when 16 July 2017 - 3 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 2500

Guided courses and simulation games make knowledge fun to learn.
*set at the contemporary safe Academic campus of MAIChania
*creative non-formal education methods
*International team of Professors affiliated with prestigious formal Institutions, with experience
*focus on practical skills such as critical thinking, negotiation, investigation, and advocacy
*structured workshops on the structure of the International community, law in action, governance, economy, climate, human rights, media, conflict
*especially created innovative interdisciplinary simulation games
*continuous interaction and feedback between participants and instructors of the program
*English language practice
*personality development for youth empowerment
*culture and fun, visits to Knossos and other sites, intercultural role plays, sports, going to the beach and thematic country presentation parties
* a “Leadership in Practice” module includes introduction to the Interdisciplinary Leadership Academy and attendance of the Chania – Med Forum

Course leader

Dr. Aliki Mitsakos, M.D., Ph.D.

Target group

High School students 15-18 years old.
First year College students might be accepted upon special circumstances.
All geographical regions are invited for a broader multicultural representation.

Course aim

It initiates a geopolitical culture for participants, elucidates the complex nature of modern international economy, opens career options, and develops soft skills such as diplomacy, intercultural communication relationship building and language competency. Finally the Certificate can be used as extra credit for College admission.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance.
The Certificate can be used for college applications.

The cultural program includes field trips around the beautiful city of Chania and Heraklion, at the archaeological site of Knossos with its famous palace of King Minos, son of Europa and Zeus, home of the Minotaur’s Labyrinth, swimming in the warm Aegean sea, country parties almost every evening and sport championships at tennis, football, basketball, etc.
The famous Greek food and particularly this of the Cretan Mediterranean diet –a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity- is served at MAICh by the famous resident Chef daily.

Fee info

EUR 2500: Cost includes everything on site:
- campus facilities for courses and activities
- international Faculty of the highest qualifications
- accommodation in double A/C rooms with private facilities, on campus
- three meals per day,(Cretan / Mediterranean cuisine)
- organized tours of Chania, Heraklion - Knossos & other sites,
- local transportation for outings,
- supervising facilitators & staff 24/7,
- supporting material, including books, bag, T-shirt, hat, etc..

Travel, visa and personal expenses are NOT included.


A number of competitive scholarships for the program cost will be available on the basis of academic, leadership potential and need criteria.