What to Expect

Weekly Highlights

Week 1
  • Kansas women arrive.
  • Welcome International participants.
  • Educational programming and meetings in Washington, D.C.

Week 2
  • U.S. Department of State Women’s Leadership Conference.
  • Continue D.C. educational programming.
  • Return to Kansas.
Week 3
  • Begin leadership classes.
  • WE CONNECT: Speed Mentoring.
  • Spirit of Service event and volunteering.
  • Homestay weekend.
Week 4
  • Classes continue.
  • WE CONNECT: Executive Women’s Dinner.
  • Volunteering continues.
  • Cultural Dinner.
Week 5
  • Classes and volunteering continue.
  • WE CONNECT: One Night of Mentoring.
  • Visit State Capitol in Topeka.
Week 6
  • Leadership for Change Project presentations.
  • Closing dinner and celebration.
  • Educational programming in St. Louis, Springfield, IL, and Chicago.
Sample Weekly Schedule

Monday
8:30                           KWLI Class
10:00                         Combo Class (KWLI participants and University of Kansas students)
12:30                         Lunch
1:30                           KWLI Class
4:45                          Announcements
5:00 – 7:30               Dinner at Mrs. E’s Cafeteria
Evening                     Homework/ Free Time

Tuesday
8:30                          KWLI Class
10:00                        Combo Class (KWLI participants and University of Kansas students)
12:30                        Lunch
1:30                          KWLI Class
4:00                          Announcements and conclusion of class
Evening                     WE CONNECT: Mentoring Dinner and Event

Wednesday
8:30                          Cultural Check Point; KWLI Class
10:00                        Combo Class (KWLI participants and University of Kansas students)
12:30                        Lunch
1:30                          Guest Speaker; KWLI Class
4:45                          Announcements
5:00 – 7:30               Dinner at Mrs. E’s Cafeteria
Evening                     Homework/ Free Time

Thursday
8:30                          Office Hours
10:00                        Combo Class (KWLI participants and University of Kansas students)
12:30                        Lunch & Learn (lunch with special guest)
1:30                          KWLI Class
4:45                          Announcements
5:00 – 7:30               Dinner at Mrs. E’s Cafeteria
Evening                     Physical Activity (Zumba, Self-Defense Class, Bowling, etc.)

Friday
8:30                         Homework/ Free Time
12:30                       Lunch
1:30                         Spirit of Service: Volunteering Session
5:00 – 7:30              Dinner at Mrs. E’s Cafeteria
Evening                    Friday Fun Night Activity

Saturday
Varies based on week. See Weekly Overview

Sunday
Varies based on week. Free time and optional activities.