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GLOBAL

INNOVATION

FELLOWSHIP

what is it

Emzingo|U’s Global Impact Fellowship (GIF) is a leadership program designed to offer purpose-driven undergraduate students an impact consulting internship with an NGO or Social Enterprise in an international destination.

Emzingo|U partners with top universities, including Princeton, Notre Dame, and McGill, to offer the GIF Program in countries such as Spain, Brazil, South Africa or Peru. This 8-week program combines leadership training with academic and immersive experiences, personal coaching, mentoring services, and team-led social impact consulting projects over the summer period.

The GIF program prepares students for careers in development consulting, impact investing, international business, microfinance, global health, and international development.

Level: Undergraduate Students 
Duration: 8 Weeks (June - July)
Locations available: Peru
, South Africa, or Spain

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Social Impact Project

Group social impact project work with international NGO or social enterprise

 Leadership Development 

Develop students’ responsible leadership skills and knowledge

Cultural Immersion

Exposes students to cross-cultural awareness and Intelligence

PROGRAM STAGES

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Students travel to host city and collaborate with their assigned teams and mentors on a social impact project with our local field partners.​ Virtual programs have this component online.

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Once the program begins, successive learning modules such as Human Centered Design, Cultural Awareness and Artificial Intelligence allow students to develop desirable, feasible, and viable solutions and recommendations to the project.

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During the program students visit local sites (virtual immersion if program is done online) which allow them to understand the local, economic & historical context and immerse deeply in the culture of the host country.

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The teams present their final recommendations to the social organization. Students also reflect on their experience and how to apply their newly developed skills and knowledge in their academic and professional lives.

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OUR WORKSHOPS

leadershift

How has our definition of leadership changed in the last decade? What

are the skills that future leaders will need to be successful in our changed world? Focusing on these major questions, the Emzingo|U designed IP explores the major failures in corporate leadership of the last few decades as well as the key competencies that we hope will shape the future of business and how it engages with society at large.

social business modeling

Students are guided through a myriad of diverse experiences and organizational models that are making a difference all over the world. They then learn how to use the Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise Design and work in small groups to start imagining new ideas to address social issues or challenges affecting the countries where the program is taking place.

BUSINESS IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

Students visit small businesses in areas like Diepsloot, a township located just 30 minutes north of Johannesburg. During the full day immersion experience, students meet with local business leaders to discover how they have built and sustained their businesses in a resource-poor area. Guided by local residents and small business owners themselves, students get a first hand account of developing businesses for the bottom-of-the- pyramid while also visiting local schools, libraries, and development centers.

200+

20+

15+

hours of project work in teams of 4-5 students

hours of curriculum on leadership development

hours of virtual activities and cultural immersion

20+

hours of group mentorship and reflection

 
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