Add a new dimension to your classroom. Provide students an experiential learning and travel component they will never forget.

70% OF SKILLS-BASED LEARNING IS DONE THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

 

At Emzingo-U, we know that students learn best when they get their hands dirty. That’s why we partner with leading universities to design faculty-led social impact courses. Our Social Impact courses combine virtual consulting projects with a cultural immersion trip to an international destination.

 

During the academic semester, students teams work on a strategic challenges virtually with nonprofits and social enterprise clients in different countries. They also discover the world of social innovation and entrepreneurship through classes taught by both university professors and Emzingo-U facilitators.

 

At the end of the semester, students then experience full immersion themselves by traveling to the countries where these non-profits and social enterprises are located. Students work in person with their clients, and the communities they serve, to finalize and present their findings and recommendations. Students also discover the social and economic fabric of the selected country and explore opportunities within the social impact sector.

 

A one of a kind program, our Social Impact Courses are customized with your university, for your university.

Structure

VIRTUAL CONSULTING PROJECT
SOCIAL IMPACT CLASSES & EMZINGO WORKSHOPS
IN-COUNTRY TRAVEL AND IMMERSION

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ACADEMIC COURSES AND INTERNATIONAL IMMERSION PROGRAMS

During the semester, students work on virtual consulting projects, which concludes with in-person presentations for local nonprofits and social enterprises in the selected country. Emzingo-U staff and facilitators and university professor’s oversee the development of the projects and deliverables. Emzingo-U also sources local experts to offer virtual lectures relevant to the country selected.

 

Saude Crianza

Associação Saúde Criança: is an award-winning social organization that works to improve and maintain the wellbeing of children who live below the poverty line by fostering the economic and social self-sustainability of their families. www.saudecrianca.org.br

 

Amidst an economic crisis, Saude Crianza was in need of expanding their donor base.  During the course of a semester, a team of students worked diligently alongside their Marketing professor to design a fundraising strategy for the organization to help them create an individual donor fundraising strategy.

Academic Workshops

Academic workshops are taught by both local university professors and Emzingo-U facilitators.

 

Sample Emzingo-U workshops are included below, which are given in addition to lectures on social entrepreneurship, business at the bottom-of-the-pyramid, and the social and economic history of the chosen country.

 

SOCIAL BUSINESS MODELING

 

Participants learn how to use the social business model canvas to design, evaluate, and recommend improvements to business models with a social impact, be it their own business or an organization/business that they are supporting.

LEADERSHIFT™

 

How has our definition of leadership changed in the las decade? What are the skills that future leaders will need to be successful in our changed world? Focussing on these major questions, the Emzingo 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 bussines and how it engages with society at large.

CULTUREFLEX

 

CultureFLEX improves students’ understanding and ability to work across cultural, geographic, functional, and age differences by recognizing and challenging existing paradigms. We explore different cultural norms and explain how to act and interact with others of different countries and cultures.

SOCIAL INNOVATION AND DESIGN

THINKING WORKSHOP

 

Workshops range from a few hours to a full week. Participants learn and apply design thinking, human centered design, and Theory U to solve a challenge in the local community or for a nom-profit or social  enterprise. Students and other stakeholders work together to discover creative and innovative solutions to the presented challenge.

EQ & SELF AWARENESS

 

This session emphasizes reflection, coaching, and an  empathetic approach to problem solving. Hard skills are a given when it comes to performing at school or work. What sets you apart is your ability to recognize and leverage your own strengths, and it is this self-awareness that enables you to succeed persona lly and professionally.

In-Country Travel

Students have the opportunity to travel to different locations and present their present their projects to their local nonprofits and social enterprises to local nonprofits and social enterprises. This travel component can take place at the end of the semester, or during their academic breaks (Winter, Spring, Summer, etc.). Emzingo-U coordinates travel, which includes visits with local social enterprises, responsible businesses, and cultural and historical attractions, along with all logistics. Students meet with their local organization for several working sessions and present their findings at the end of their stay.

 

SAMPLE IN-COUNTRY AGENDA

  day 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day 6 day 7
8:00 Travel to Rio Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Project Site Visits Overview of Brazilian
Economy Social Entrepreneurship in Brazil

Favela Visit Project Presentations Project Presentations Historical Tour of
Rio
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00 Trips Begins! Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Goodbye
Lunch
14:00 Check-in to
Housing
15:00 Project Site Visits Team Work Team Work Corporate
Social
Responsibility
Visit
Scaling for Impact Travel Back
to USA
16:00 Kickoff
Presentation
17:00 Networkoing
and Dinner
with Project
Teams
Impact
Investing in
Brazil
Closing Dinner
18:00 Churrascaria
Welcome
Dinner
Brazilian Beats
Music Lesson
19:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Samba Class

Cultural Visit

Work Shop/Session

Impact Experience

CSR or Social Entrepenourship Visit

Project Work

Meals / Free Time