Four Students on Study Tours in the U.S.
Four Senegalese students from Sup de Co, Eticca, ISM, and IAM will participate in a five-week program at the University of Connecticut. This program, called the Study in the U.S. Summer Institute for Social Entrepreneurship, commonly called SUSI, will be held from June 23 to July 27, 2012.
The program includes intensive courses whose purpose is to provide young undergraduate leaders a deeper understanding of the United States, while enhancing their leadership skills. The Institute on Social Entrepreneurship is organized by the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. For four weeks, students will live at the university and will participate in a series of discussions, seminars, lectures and group presentations. In addition to the university stay, students will travel to New York, Philadelphia, and Gettysburg, for a four-day training tour where they will meet representatives of local, state, private, and non-governmental organizations. The Institute ends with a three-day program in Washington, DC.
The program’s objective is to provide participants with an overview of how to use entrepreneurial skills to solve social problems. The Institute will examine the development, history, challenges and successes of social enterprises and community leaders, the United States and worldwide. The themes revolve around microfinance, organizational development, management, grant applications, innovation, emerging markets, strategic planning, corporate social responsibility, as well as women and minorities in business.