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Social Enterprise in India

2015 Tentative Travel Dates:December 10-22, 2015 

Applications will become available in mid November, 2014. Please visit Application Process for more details on how to apply. 

Social Enterprise India, December 2015, will highlight visits with local Social Entrepreneurs, including opportunities for students to test research methodologies and contribute to current initiatives in a practical, hands-on manner. We will spend time in village as well as urban settings, becoming familiar with social problems and the design of responses that are informed by principles of Human Centered Design. Our focus will be on the application of business models in the design of these solutions.

Program Costs


Program Fees

Out-of-Pocket Costs

$2,320- $2,796
(dependent on your 
current rate)



*Does not include $50 education abroad application fee

Draft Itinerary




Day 1

Depart U.S.

In Flight

Day 2

Arrive India


Day 3

Welcome, orientation


Day 4

Visit NGO partner projects in the field

Bangalore area

Day 5

Visit NGP partner 

Bangalore area

Day 6

Cultural Visit

Bangalore area

Day 7

Cultural Visit

Bangalore area

Day 8

Meet with partner NGO’s 

Bangalore area

Day 9

Field-based projects

Bangalore area

Day 10

Field-based projects

Bangalore area

Day 11

Field-based projects

Bangalore area

Day 12

Reporting back, wrap-up

Bangalore area

Day 13

Depart for US

In Flight

Note: Predeparture coursework will be completed online. 

Led by Professor Cindy Cooper & Kim Alter, Virtue Ventures

Program Partner: Impact Entrepreneurs

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