The Benefits

Skills You Will Gain

The program will help you develop the skills needed to be a social entrepreneur. By the end of this program you will have developed:

  • The business plan for an organization that you plan to start OR
  • A new program/innovation for the organization where you will complete your internship

In order to do this, you will learn:
– Problem Identification
– Design Thinking
– Budgeting
– Business Model generation
– Pitching
– Teamwork
– Communication

A Social Innovation Mindset

Just as important as the skills that you’ll gain from the experience is the mindset of a Changemaker.

By the end of your time in Costa Rica, you will have:

  • A “Can Do” approach to problem solving and a critical approach to analyzing complex issues
  • A much clearer sense of what your top strengths are and how to use them in what you plan to do next
  • A deep understanding of Appreciative Inquiry and how to apply that approach in creating the change you’d like to see in the world
  • A healthy relationship with failure, not as something to fear, but as an indication that you have tried something difficult and have the potential to learn from that experience
  • A sense that you are indeed in charge of your own future!