ThinkImpact: South Africa Institute for Health or Social Innovation

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Do more than go abroad this summer, step out into the world.Join our programs in South Africa for 3- or 8-week Institutes focused on Health or Social Innovation. Gather at the local community center with a handful of community members to brainstor... read more

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Yes, it was absolutely worthwhile -- becoming involved and going abroad with Think Impact was probably the best decision I made during my entire college career. It opened my eyes and cemented my interest in working in international development. The practical experience from the program allowed me to land my first job after coll... - Georgetown University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, my limits my comfort zone, but also that i can go out in the world and be ok. I learned how to be a more patient person, I experienced so many new things. It was definitely worthwhile. - Georgetown University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent, to take risks, and that I can do whatever I set my mind to. - Dartmouth College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ThinkImpact: South Africa - Institute for Social Innovation
I grew personally and professionally from my time abroad. By managing a Design Team, becoming immersed in a rural community, and creating a social enterprise, I found the experience to be truly enlightening and worthwhile. I recommend it to any university student or post-graduate career person. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
Before doing anything for community development, before asking yourself what kind of development project would fit this community the best, go out and build relationships. One project is just a project. A relationship is lifelong and both of you learn from each other. It's not just about you going to "help," but a mutual friends... - Northwestern University View Entire Review
This program was absolutely worthwhile. I have no problem saying that ThinkImpact changed my life for the better. Before I left for South Africa, I was a recent college graduate without a clue of what I wanted to do with my life. ThinkImpact has pushed me in a career direction that I would never considered. Sustainable inter... - Denison University View Entire Review

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Do more than go abroad this summer, step out into the world.

Join our programs in South Africa for 3- or 8-week Institutes focused on Health or Social Innovation. Gather at the local community center with a handful of community members to brainstorm, discuss, and address local challenges together. Pick an opportunity and innovate with your local team as you tackle challenges and turn them into opportunities for innovation. In the end, you will create a sustainable business that benefits your team and the community as a whole.

Going abroad should impact you and the people you meet. An Institute with ThinkImpact will help you gain knowledge about social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and South African culture. It will change your entire perspective about the world and positively influence the community members that you worked with. The community will benefit by continuing to build the innovative and sustainable social enterprises that solve a pressing community need.

Go abroad. Go beyond.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • January Term
  • Spring Break
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
Year Founded:
2008
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