Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Social
Summer 2013 Application
What is the Study of the U.S. Institutes?
It is a fully-funded five-week leadership training program in the U.S. for undergraduate students. Participants develop leadership and collective problem-solving skills, exploring U.S. history and culture to expand their leadership skills and knowledge.
The Institute on Social Entrepreneurship consists of a balanced series of seminar discussions, readings, group presentations, and lectures. Educational travel to other parts of the United States, local site visits, and volunteer opportunities will complement the coursework and classroom activities. The program will take place over the course of Five Weeks in June and July. It includes an academic residency component of approximately four weeks and a domestic travel component of approximately one week that will conclude with a 2-3 day program in Washington, DC. The Institute on Social Entrepreneurship will provide participants with an overview of how to employ entrepreneurial skills to address social issues. Topics may include microfinance, organizational development and management; grant writing; innovation, emerging, markets and risk analysis; strategic business planning; corporate social responsibility; and, women and minorities in entrepreneurship. The program is fully funded, including international airfare, travel within the United States, accommodation, food, and program fees.
Can I apply for the Study of the U.S. Institutes?
Yes you can if…
You are currently in your first year or second year or third year of college or university (excluding orientation year) and are committed to returning home to complete your degree. You will be 18 to 25 years old as of June 2013
You are proficient in English
You have a sustained high level of academic achievement, as indicated by grades, awards,...