This course will introduce students to the emerging field of social entrepreneurship and innovation and begin to develop their individual and collective capacities to innovate and implement impactful, sustainable, and scalable methods of solving society’s problems. Each student will be responsible for developing an original blueprint for social innovation & change while working with local partners and enterprises.
Study abroad in France to perfect your leadership skills and drive impact entrepreneurship + innovation!
Embark on a journey to France for one month to study with, and learn from, social entrepreneurs in Europe.
In partnership with the European Study Center, spend your summer learning from new cultures to broaden how you engage with communities and create change. While abroad, you will explore four concepts critical to leading change:
- Leadership in Practice
- Effective Community Engagement + Assessment
- Principles of Impact Entrepreneurship + Innovation
- Storytelling + Communicating for Change
Participants of the program can receive 6 academic credits which can be applied to their home university. Students must take responsibility to get approval from their school prior to traveling. During the program, students will have a chance to meet with local entrepreneurs through field trips across the country and develop unique initiatives that will strengthen ventures they meet in France. Based in Strasbourg, this program will give you hands-on opportunities to put leadership and social change theory into practice by working directly with those in your host community.