Explore | Duke Kunshan University


The curriculum will expand on students’ previous knowledge of the Social Change Model of Leadership, encouraging students to dig deeper and wider into the theory and see its’ applicability to their lives.  Additionally, we will introduce the Student Leadership Challenge and it’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:  Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.

Base Camp

The Explore Base Camp sections will meet for 45 minutes each week of a semester.   We plan on offering multiple sections during a semester, with each having 2 staff facilitators and 10-20 students.  Students will develop a deepened leadership identity and voice through participating in this experience.


The Explore Expedition experience is still in development with an anticipated launch in Spring 2022.  Like the progression of the Discover program from Base Camp to Expedition, the Explore Expedition experience will require students to call upon and apply their newfound knowledge from Explore Base Camp and the onus of growth and development will lie with the student throughout these semi-structured gatherings.