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University of Connecticut U21 Social Entrepreneur corps in Guatemala

Posted by on January 15th, 2015 · 2015, Arts and Social Science, Self funded, Uncategorized, Universitas 21 (U21), Volunteer

The U21 Social Entrepreneur Corps in Guatemala program builds on the expertise U21 institutions have to offer in social entrepreneurship, online and blended learning, international collaboration, service learning, and a common commitment to global citizenship.

The proposed U21 Social Entrepreneur Corps program differs from existing offerings in that it is a tailored approach to study abroad that combines global collaboration, new technologies and impact-oriented learning activities.

During the fieldwork phase of this program, students will be placed with Social Entrepreneur Corps, a social enterprise that effectively utilizes social entrepreneurship as an international development approach in Latin America. Students 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 and 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.

Dates: Online classes (UConn): Monday, June 1, 2015 – Saturday, June 27, 2015

Guatemala arrival: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Guatemala departure: Sunday, July 26, 2015

Locations: University of Connecticut, USA (online)/Guatemala

Cost: USD 3,400 per student, not including airfare, visa costs and health insurance.

Application: To express interest in this program please email to by 27 February 2015.

For a more detailed description of the corps program, please click here


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