U21 Social Entrepreneur Corps

A U21 venture, giving students the opportunity to undertake field work in rural Latin America, helping local businesses and educating the local population.

The Universitas 21 Social Entrepreneur Corps (SEC) programme provides students with an opportunity to work side-by-side with field professionals and social entrepreneurs in Latin America. It is an immersive programme - students live with local families, visit non-profit organisations, study Spanish and participate in individual and group development projects in rural locations. The programme is led by the University of Connecticut. The first SEC took place in July 2012 in Guatemala and the programme has run every year since then with a change of location to Ecuador in 2016. Click on 'more information' to read reports and extracts from previous participants' blogs.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 U21 SEC. Students must be nominated for their home institution. Further details on this year’s programme are available in the draft itinerary and call for nomination document below. Students interested in participating should contact their international offices for further information.

For further information on the programme content please contact Zitmarie Mestre (zitmarie.mestre@uconn.edu).