Social Entrepreneurship Program for African Students

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A social entrepreneurship program for African students at the University of Connecticut is being organized through the school’s Global Training and Development Institute. College student leaders from throughout Africa are being sponsored by the US Department of State to participate in two five-week programs which will feature about 20 students each.

These summer programs are designed to help bridge the cultural gap and foster mutual understanding. They provide training in social entrepreneurship and grant funds for students to engage in social projects when they return home. All of the undergraduate students will get hands-on experience working with volunteers in Storrs, as well as educational sessions and the chance to experience American college life. Program activities will include cultural visits to the Connecticut state legislature and Supreme Court, as well as to large neighboring cities and historical sites.