Convocatoria programa SUSI for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship

6 Oct6 de Octubre a las 14:35 hrs. por Nikolas Reyes Rifo

Estimada Comunidad Universitaria,

Junto con saludar, compartimos la siguiente información dispuesta por el "Programa de Movilidad Estudiantil"


Invitamos a postular a jóvenes líderes de pregrado que tengan entre 18 y 25 años, hablen inglés y les interese el desarrollo e implementación de proyectos de emprendimiento social basados en modelos estadounidenses.

El plazo para enviar la postulación es el 17 de Octubre a las 23:59.  

HYBRID Winter 2022 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship

Deadline for submitting applications: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 23:59

Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders Program is for participants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay, and provides undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The HYBRID 2022 Institute will focus on the theme of Social Entrepreneurship.  It will consist of a three-week virtual component in January and February 2022, offering both synchronous and asynchronous activities, and a two-week in-person component tentatively scheduled for spring 2022, contingent upon health, safety, and travel conditions related to the pandemic.  Exact dates for both components will be communicated at the time of selection in November. Both components will be conducted in English, and will be hosted by the Institute for Training and Development (ITD), in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Program Description

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders are intensive short-term academic programs. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Institutes have converted to a hybrid format with virtual and in-person components.  Each Institute will include a virtual academic residency and an integrated in-person experience of approximately two weeks at the host institution in the United States.  The U.S. component will be organized taking into consideration all necessary safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, local, and campus authorities.

The program will provide participants with an overview of how entrepreneurial skills can address social issues.  The Institute will review the development, history, challenges, and successes of social enterprises and community leaders, in the United States and globally.  The program will give participants a foundation in how to employ entrepreneurial skills to address social issues.  It will address topics such as organizational development and management, business ethics, negotiations, emerging markets and risk analysis, microfinance, corporate social responsibility, strategic business planning and innovation, and women and minorities in entrepreneurship.  Participants will also be challenged to create follow-up community projects to implement in their home communities upon return.

The institute will conclude with a virtual closing forum where participants will come together and engage in conversations on relevant topics.  During the forum, participants will have the opportunity to meet with their peers from Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru who are participating in the other Institute.

Be between 18-25 years old
Be enrolled at a Chilean higher education institution (public or private).
Be interested in the topic of Social Entrepreneurship.
Have at least one semester left of their undergraduate studies, and, therefore, be committed to returning to their home universities, following completion of their institute program.
Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university and community activities.
Demonstrate very good level of English (minimum B2) as shown in the application form and interview (no need to take an international English test).
Have a sustained high level of academic achievement.
Have demonstrated commitment to community and extracurricular university activities.
Have had little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country.
Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and inquisitive.
Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States and about U.S. history and government.
Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive virtual academic program (note that participation in the in-person program component of the Institute is expected and encouraged, but not required).
During the in-person component, be comfortable with campus life, prepared to share living accommodations, and able to adjust to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.

Deadline for submitting applications: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 23:59.
*Applications must be submitted in English.* Link to the application form:"

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