The Social Entrepreneurship in Africa program is a 15 day summer study abroad program. Students will visit one of the following three African countries: Kenya, Rwanda or Ghana. The content of the program examines the use of entrepreneurial skills to craft innovative responses to social problems in Africa. In particular, the ability of microlending practices to stimulate economic activity and alleviate poverty will be studied.
The approximate dates for the Baylor International Entrepreneurship Study Abroad in Africa Program Summer 2013 are May 18 through June 2, 2013. Immunizations are required. Cost is approximately $3,800 for transportation, housing and meals. Tuition, passport, and visa costs are not included.
The format of the program consists of two major components pursued sequentially. The first component, requires 10 hours of preparatory classroom instruction at Baylor. These ten hours will occur in a seminar format and the dates will be determined based on participant schedules. This component of the class will be comprised of faculty and student-led discussions concerning assigned articles and readings, as well as presentations by guest speakers who are directly involved in microfinance in Africa.
The second component, a 15 day trip to Africa, will commence after Spring semester final exams in May. During this section of the course, students and sponsors will travel to Africa to experience first-hand the approach and effects of microfinancing.
Because of the limited number of spaces available, instructor approval is required for you to participate. However, the fundamental prerequisite to participate in this program is an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others. The nature of this program challenges you to act as Ambassadors of Entrepreneurship, representing Baylor University in your interactions with the local business and entrepreneur community in Africa.
Contact Colene_Coldwell@baylor.edu for more information.