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Emzingo|U Rooted programs are high-level programs offered virtually, or in person, seasonally or year-round. We provide structured programs to students that are driven by social impact and responsible leadership. In these programs, students will have the opportunity to consult for social enterprises and NGO's to truly connect and learn from the bottom line: people, planet and profit.
Virtual Impact lab (VIl)
AVAILABLE VirtualLY only
6 Weeks (June 13th - July 22th 2022)
Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Spain
An Intensive 6-week-program that challenges students to become the next generation of responsible leaders. Through hands-on experience working with an international NGO or social enterprise, strategic projects and cultural immersion activities students will connect business performance to social and environmental impact.
NEXGEN LEADERSHIP program (nlp)
AVAILABLE Virtually or in person
8 Weeks (June 27th - August 19th 2022)
Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Spain
Our award winning NexGen Leadership Program is an 8 week program that strengthens graduate students' capacity to look within — installing a growth mindset through promoting a greater sense of self-awareness among students about their values, strengths, areas for growth, and impact on others.
virtual during the semester + 1-week Immersion experience
8 Weeks (January 17th - March 11th 2022)
Peru, South Africa or Spain
An 8-week program designed to develop students at the professional and leadership level to support them in becoming the next generation of responsible leaders. During the semester, students consult virtually for an international social enterprise or NGO. Students will have the opportunity to complement this unique learning experience with their regular courses. Through this intentional design of the program, students will then be able to travel to their host country for a 1-week immersion experience with their cohort where they will also get to visit and meet their peers and clients In person.
AVAILABLE in person only
6 weeks (June 25th - August 5th 2022)
A 6-week-program that combines leadership training with academic and immersive experiences. Students have the opportunity to travel to the countries we offer and work in-person with their social enterprise and NGO. Students receive personal coaching and mentoring while working on high level, strategic projects that are collaborated with a team for social change.
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Emzingo|U's Fluid Programs are fully customizable opportunities for students and faculty and staff alike. Emzingo|U recognizes the changing global conversations and we want to provide relevant discussion and experiences to go along with them. Versions of this can look like workshops, retreats, treks, and capstone courses. Each of these options provide opportunity for students and leaders to engage in Human Centered Design and international consulting experience, all the while building professional and leadership development.
The Emzingo|U workshops are fully customizable workshops for you. We can offer a single or series of workshops that are hosted weekly, biweekly, or monthly depending on your needs. With these workshops, your Emzingo|U facilitator will work with you on a topic of your choice, how large your cohort will be and more. Likewise, we offer a series of established workshops that are available to choose from.
Emzingo|U Treks are designed to enhance and build upon your current course offerings and conversations. Through our unparalleled design team and collaboration with you, these treks create meaningful dialogue and one of a kind experiences for students in their coursework.
Emzingo|U retreats are unique, one of a kind experiences built for YOUR cohort. We design the activities, workshops, location, and time of year fully around your cohorts needs and interests so we can ensure a fully supportive experience, while exploring the U.S.
Emzingo|U Capstones are distinguished courses offered by the Emzingo|U team. It is intended to act as a supplemental and unique addition to the challenging concepts and issues students are addressing in their current capstone projects. Being as customizable as they come, these capstones are intended to meet your criteria, as a professor to push and prepare your students for their next step in their career.
of students would recommend our virtual impact program
of students say that their experience improved positively their ability to work across cultures
of students say that their general Emzingo|U experience
considerably improved their ability to create innovative and unique solutions
*A total of 82 participants, of which 58 students completed the survey.
Emzingo|U is proud to announce a new partnership with the United Nations mandated University for Peace’s Centre for Executive Education, based in Costa Rica. In this global partnership, students who complete the Virtual Impact Program are now eligible for a further Diploma in Social Innovation from the Centre for Executive Education (CEE), with the successful completion of two online courses offered as part of CEE’s Diploma in Social Innovation.
Koiki is a social enterprise that hires people suffering from social exclusion (mainly people with disabilities, young and long term unemployed) to work as postmen/postwomen, called KOIKIs, who provide a green ‘last mile’ delivery service within their neighborhoods by biking, walking or using green vehicles.
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