In this program, you will examine how various forms of entrepreneurship are being employed to address some of the most pressing social challenges of today. The program offers a comparative study in four contrasting locations around the world, incorporating case studies and onsite meetings with social entrepreneurs, activists, and local individuals seeking change. Learn to listen, observe, and engage in collaborative analysis and work with social entrepreneurs in the field to translate your research into practical applications. Field studies will include meetings with small businesses, NGOs, international banks, philanthropists, and local microfinance providers. Please visit our website for more information.
D-440, Coquimbo, Coquimbo, Chile
This program gives you the opportunity to engage in rigorous academic coursework and research on educational systems in urban and rural areas of Chile and Argentina. You will spend time in a variety of schools, gaining insight on the workings of public, private, voucher, underprivileged, coed, and single-sex institutions. Throughout, you will consider the application of popular education as a tool for social change. Please visit our website for more information.
68 St Geran Grove, Bluff, 4052, South Africa
Through coursework and community engagement, you will focus on issues of memory, reconciliation, development, and nation building as they relate to South Africa’s social and political transformations in the more than 20 years after apartheid. Choose between three different program tracks. Work with professional journalists from Peabody Award–winning Round Earth Media to produce a feature-length story to be considered for publication in media outlets, complete an internship with a local organization, or conduct independent research and produce a substantial academic paper. The program includes multiple excursions, including comparative visits to neighboring Mozambique and Swaziland, which have pursued different paths in their own recent histories of independence. Please visit our website for more information.