• The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
    Cambodia The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
  • Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity,  Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
    Nicaragua Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity, Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
  • Fracking Well Pad
    Pennsylvania Fracking Fracking Well Pad
  • The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.
    Nicaragua The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.

Kenya 2015

Summary: 

Hope to make a difference?
Want to experience a non-traditional international destination?
Want to work on real social ventures making real impact today?

JOIN US AS WE TRAVEL TO KENYA! 
Spring Term 2016, consider taking the course and associated field immersion travel to Kenya during spring break
ENTP/SDEV 307: International Social Entrepreneurship
CRN 17778 (4 Credits)
MWF: 3:10-4:00 pm
Description: International social entrepreneurship aims to change the world through innovation in solving social problems. Focus on the nexus between social entrepreneurship and development practice, especially in relation to NGOs. Emphasis on acquiring the tools and conceptual framework to launch a new social venture through real world hands-on field work and team-oriented learning by doing. Exposure to best practices in field methods with respect to development projects, to how to affect meaningful social change in poor countries, to generate and evaluate innovative ideas for poverty reduction, to develop those ideas into concrete on-the-ground start-up plans, and to take initial steps to implement them. It is recommended, but not required, that students have some previous experience with development or entrepreneurship, such as through enrollment in ENTP 101 or IR 322 or Eco 303 or CEE 205 or SDEV 010. Attribute/Distribution: SS Field Immersion Travel: This year's offering of International Social Entrepreneurship will include a trip to Kenya, for approximately 8 nights over the Spring Break. The trip will expose students to a variety of exciting ventures seeking social and/or environmental impact, from startups to proven success stories. There will also be ample time for sight-seeing. Expected Travel Dates: March 10-20, 2016
*Exact departure and return dates to be confirmed, but on or within 1 day of these dates
Course fee: TBD, but will not exceed $2350
*This course fee will cover all of your expenses once you are on the ground in Kenya. Airfare is not included, and current searches show fares as low as $750. Visa is also not included ($50 for US citizens), nor any other expenses prior to the trip (vaccinations, toiletries, etc.). Students desiring souvenirs or other personal items on the trip will have to pay for these expenses out of pocket as well.
 
SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE TO THOSE CONSIDERED TO HAVE HIGH OR MEDIUM FINANCIAL NEEDS.
Contact: Professor Mark Orrs, mark.orrs@lehigh.edu or Professor Todd Watkins taw4@lehigh.edu for more information or questions.
Travel Dates: 
March 10-20, 2016
Year: 
2015
Cost to Student: 
$2 350
Country: 
Project Status: 
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