U21 Social Entrepreneur Corps
The U21 Social Entrepreneur Corps in Guatemala programme builds on our U21 institutions’ expertise in social entrepreneurship, online and blended learning, international collaboration and service learning, as well as on our common commitment to global citizenship. Social entrepreneurship as a topic and Guatemala as a location are already part of individual U21 members’ study abroad programme offerings. The U21 Social Entrepreneur Corps programme is a tailored approach to study abroad that combines global collaboration, new technologies and impact-oriented learning activities.
Students interested in international development will work directly with Social Entrepreneur Corps field professionals and social entrepreneurs in Guatemala to help establish new and grow existing micro-consignment supported businesses. The benefits include exposure to economic theories of social entrepreneurship and active engagement with case study analyses, Spanish language, and Guatemalan, including Mayan culture. The students will experience living with the local families and working intensively with community service organizations, and local social entrepreneurs. Our students will make a tangible difference in people’s lives, while also acquiring the knowledge, skills, and habits necessary to become socially aware, active global citizens. The programme is designed as a short-term summer (June/July) opportunity for U21 students. U21 students are encouraged, but not required to take this programme for academic credit. This programme aims to complement the already existing U21 Summer School and Global Issues Programme.
Nomination deadline - Monday 9 March 2015
Online application deadline - Monday 30 March 2015
Application review and Skype interviews - Monday 6 April – Wednesday 15 April 2015
Decision date - Monday 20 April 2015
Commitment deadline - Wednsesday 1 May 2015
Online classes - Monday 1 June 2015 – Saturday 27 June 2015
Guatemala arrival - Sunday 28 June 2015
Final Presentations - Monday 20 July - Friday24 July 2015
Guatemala departure: Sunday 26 July 2015
A full programme including details of how to nominate students can be downloaded below.
The cost will be US$3,400 per student, not including airfare, visa costs and health insurance