GET INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND NETWORKS THROUGH A SHORT-TERM SUMMER EXCHANGE PROGRAM!
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Europe are intensive 5-week programs with integrated study tour for Finnish undergraduate students with the aim to provide students a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. Programs take place between June-August 2019. Application deadline: January 9, 2019.
You can apply for a Civic Engagement or Entrepreneurship and Economic Development program. All costs related to the program are covered, including program administration; domestic travel and ground transportation; visa travel; book, cultural, mailing and incidental allowances; and housing and subsistence.
· Entrepreneurship and Economic Development program will provide participants with an overview of entrepreneurial approaches by reviewing the development, history, challenges, and successes of U.S. entrepreneurial enterprises, including social enterprises, business leadership and women’s economic empowerment, in the United States and globally. Topics may include, but are not limited to, trade, investment, financial literacy, banking, microfinance, organizational development and management, innovation, emerging markets and risk analysis, strategic business planning, corporate social responsibility, and minorities in entrepreneurship. To the extent possible, academic sessions will be complemented with hands-on sessions or workshops designed to build skills in the topics mentioned above.
· Civic Engagement program will provide participants with an overview of how citizens have shaped U.S. history, government, and society both as individuals and groups. The academic program will define civic engagement, examine its development in the United States, and explore topics such as citizenship, community building, economic development, grassroots activism, political leadership, and volunteerism. In order to enhance the academic experience, to the Institute may focus on a specific theme or sub-themes such as civil rights and protections, public health, education, entrepreneurship, ethics, leadership, or media. To the extent possible, academic sessions will be complemented with hands-on sessions or workshops designed to build skills in the topics mentioned above. The Institute will encourage participants to develop innovative and practical plans to become engaged citizens in their own communities.
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