consulting for changemaking

study abroad. reimagined. 

APPLY NOW TO OUR J-TERM PROGRAM

JANUARY 4TH - 22ND, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DEC. 7th

Limited scholarships available for University of Notre Dame students

ENHANCE YOUR ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP SKILLSET & MINDSET

While working to sustain livelihoods and create opportunities in Guatemala through grassroots consulting you'll enhance your ability to lead in uncertainty and ambiguity. You'll increase your global competence and put empathy in action working in teams on collaborative problem solving. And you'll improve your conversational Spanish along the way. 

These skills are required now more than ever.

Designed and led by an Ashoka Fellow. We've adapted all of the core components of our traditional field programs to provide you with a truly unique educational, professional and personal growth opportunity. We'll combine a mix of flexible synchronous and asynchronous activities. 

social entrepreneurship

Gain insights on the who, what, when, where, why and most importantly, the how from World Economic Forum "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" and Ashoka Fellow Greg Van Kirk.

consulting

We may be far away but that doesn't mean we can't provide critical support for our grassroots local partners. Learn the consulting skills you need through real-world engagements. 

community

There's no substitute for being a part of a community of like-minded people especially in times like these. Build lifelong friendships with people from around the world. 

empathy

This is all about empathy. We've creatively adapted our field activities to help you build empathy with individuals and communities in rural Guatemala. 

culture

Culture really does matter! You'll have the opportunity to gain unique insights about rural Guatemala and maybe learn how to cook and Salsa dance as well.

spanish

As part of the program you'll receive up to 20 hours of conversational Spanish taught by Guatemalan teachers. No need to show up with any Spanish language experience. 

RECEIVE A "CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION" 

“The team approaches their work with professionalism, broad-spectrum skill sets and a tenacious work ethic. Their deep grassroots expertise coupled with business experience and willingness ‘to get their hands dirty’ is unique and hard to come by.”

 

Neil Blumenthal, Co Founder + Co CEO - Warby Parker

THIS ISN'T OUR FIRST RODEO!

We first started Social Entrepreneur Corps over 15 years ago. Since then we've creating unique experiences for over 2,000 students and professionals in Guatemala, Ecuador, Nicaragua, The Dominican Republic, Peru and Costa Rica. We have long-standing relationships with partners such as the University of Notre Dame, Miami University, Northwestern University and Warby Parker, to name a few. Our years of experience have empowered us with the expertise and helped us to build the local relationships necessary to successfully pivot to virtual programs. 

We launched our first 8 week virtual programs this past Summer. Check out what the participants had to say below. 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS: PROVEN SUCCESS

This isn't our first virtual program.

Read what participants in our 2020 Summer 8 week virtual programs had to say - 

VirtualSocialEntrepreneurCorpsEvaluation

“The program was truly transformative and impactful on both professional and personal levels."

“The program allowed me the space and support to come up with innovative ideas amidst ambiguity. The leaders were fantastic!”

 "The opportunity to learn, redefine and apply the concept of empathy was a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

"Virtual Social Entrepreneurship Corps introduced me to a whole new way of thinking about effective change making processes. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to integrate empathy, critical thinking, and collaboration to design solutions alongside partners in Guatemala."

"Few folks who preach the gospel of innovation have the ability to cross languages, cultures and sectors like Greg and his team does. They have truly galvanized and made an invaluable contribution to our space -- and movement...!"

- Daniel Lee, Executive Director - Levi Strauss Foundation

PROGRAM COST

We recognize that these are challenging economic times for many and want to be responsive. As a result, we've worked to create the most economical program possible and a pay-what-you-can and pay-when-you-can structure. Choose which option you'd like and the timing of your payments. Regardless, the program remains the same and we 100% respect whichever option you choose. With options 2 and 3 additional funds go to support our local partners in Guatemala. 

GET STARTED AND APPLY NOW. IT'S EASY! (SERIOUSLY)

THE PROCESS

FIRST, if you're interested in exploring the Social Entrepreneur Corps opportunity please go ahead and apply now. This does not imply a commitment. It just helps us all to get things going. 

NEXT, once we've received your application we'll reach out to set up a time to talk to ensure that everyone's expectations are in line and to answer any and all questions you might have. We'll also send you the draft agenda. 

 

ONCE WE'VE REVIEWED YOUR APPLICATION AND CONNECTED, we'll reach out to you with your potential acceptance and work through scheduling. If you accept an invitation we'll ask for you to specify how you'd like to pay.

 

THAT'S IT. 

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER! 

 

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Start off your morning with some inspiration, increase your changemaking "chops" and get in the right mindset for the day. We send you a handful of resources such as our favorite articles, tools, talks, podcasts, organizations, and/or opportunities. 

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Every week we send you a curated toolkit of changemaking resources selected from our "every morning a changemaker" newsletter. A robust mix of our favorites to help you practically accelerate your changemaking journey.