Date:May 17 - June 2, 2014 (May Minimester) Where:You will visit the cities of Kigali and Musanze in the African country of Rwanda Cost: $3,350 plus tuition
Courses Offered ENT 4353 Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
ENT 4380 Social Entrepreneurship: Microfinace and Economic Development in Africa
Many electives, such as International business courses, ECO, MKT, FIN, MGT
Consult with managers & clients of various microfinance banks
Tour emerging businesses & meet with managers
Train entrepreneurs and students
Meet with Rwandan government officials regarding economic & social progress
Visit traditional Rwandan villages & participate in tribal ceremonies
Tour a home for street kids & interact with residents
The Social Entrepreneurship in Africa program is a 15 day summer study abroad program. Students will visit one of the following three African countries: Kenya, Rwanda or Ghana. The content of the program examines the use of entrepreneurial skills to craft innovative responses to social problems in Africa. In particular, the ability of microlending practices to stimulate economic activity and alleviate poverty will be studied.
The format of the program consists of two major components pursued sequentially. The first component requires 12 hours of preparatory classroom instruction at Baylor. These ten hours will occur in a seminar format and the dates will be determined based on participant schedules. This component of the class will be comprised of faculty and student-led discussions concerning assigned articles and readings, as well as presentations by guest speakers who are directly involved in microfinance in Africa.
The second component, a 15 day trip to Africa, will commence after Spring semester final exams in May. During this section of the course, students and sponsors will travel to Africa to experience first-hand the approach and effects of micro financing.
Because of the limited number of spaces available, instructor approval is required for you to participate. However, the fundamental prerequisite to participate in this program is an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others. The nature of this program challenges you to act as Ambassadors of Entrepreneurship, representing Baylor University in your interactions with the local business and entrepreneur community in Africa.