ThinkImpact: Rwanda - Institute for Social Innovation

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ThinkImpact is excited to announce that applications are being accepted fora 6-week, Institute on Social Innovation in Rwanda. Scholars will catalyze social innovation, and the creation of enterprises. The Institute will take place in rural Rwanda... read more

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December 19, 2014 Learning While Having Fun
I learned about ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) plan. I was surprised to see that innovation can happen across language barriers. It didn't matter if I didn't speak their language or if they didn't speak my language, innovation is a stronger communication channel than any language. I also learned how to adopt to a new c... - Hamilton College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ThinkImpact: Rwanda - Institute for Social Innovation
This experience was extremely worthwhile for the additional perspectives that I was able to gain about people who have a different background and view of life than I do. View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself as well as developing my leadership and management abilities. - Dartmouth College View Entire Review
It's that experience that set the bar so high, all future projects and experiences will be measured against. It's the process, immersion, challenges tackled and project risks you take along the way where you look back and always miss it. I formed many habits that have helped in my problem solving capabilities and the design thi... - Northwestern University View Entire Review
It cemented my desire to work in international development. - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
I learned to think of my environment in terms of assets. I fully believe that ThinkImpact gave me the skills to accomplish any goal that I set for myself. Through self-responsibilty, collaboration, deep thinking, and risk-taking, I can create change. - University of North Carolina View Entire Review
A greater understanding of rural living in the developing world How to think creatively without focusing on limited assets Getting over cultural/language barriers People are people everywhere Not all "poverty" looks the same - University of Southern California View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ThinkImpact: Rwanda - Institute for Social Innovation
I gained a whole new perspective, I gained confidence and leadership skills, and I started a business as a 20 year old with Rwandans--how cool is that? - Tulane University View Entire Review

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ThinkImpact is excited to announce that applications are being accepted fora 6-week, Institute on Social Innovation in Rwanda. Scholars will catalyze social innovation, and the creation of enterprises. The Institute will take place in rural Rwanda, with scholars working alongside community members as equal partners in the Innovation Process. For both graduate and undergraduate students looking to learn about asset-based human-centered-design, international development and experience total immersion, this is the right fit.

Program Details -June 27-August 12, 2016
$3600 plus airfare
Application deadline is May 30, 2016

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Graduate Program
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
Year Founded:
2011
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