Hungary, Pécs

Simony Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program

when 1 July 2017 - 29 July 2017
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee USD 150

Do you want to make a real change in people’s lives by helping those who are not supported by anyone? Do you want to be part of a team that brings students together from various disciplines and nationalities? Do you want to create new initiatives serve as solutions to complex socio-economic problems? The Simonyi Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program is for you!

This program is designed to train and mentor participants from diverse disciplines to get involved in improving not only their own but also their peers’ entrepreneurial mind-sets while making a real change in the Pecs region. Participants will learn and act as entrepreneurship consultants to assist groups and individuals in the Pecs region to expand their opportunity spaces.

There are some socio-economic-environmental problems that remain unresolved because neither the market nor the government, be it local or national, are willing to or capable of solving them even though their measures would make a huge difference in the life of many. This is when social entrepreneurs step up and generate implementable ideas that have the potential of changing the life of those who are affected by the problem. These self-driven, innovative, caring, and open minded individuals create “something out of thin air” while closely interacting with those affected by the problem, and travel through the fantastic journey of MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

At the Simonyi Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program you can take part in this journey with like-minded students from many nations with different mindset and problems. You can learn the tools necessary to plan, implement and analyze the problems and solutions in real life setting by working on real life problems in the South Transdanubian Region of Hungary.

You will be exposed to diverse socio-cultural impulses in the heart of Europe and will have the opportunity to travel to neighboring countries of Hungary in just a couple of hours reach.

If you want to spend a fun yet professionally rewarding summer month with international students in Central Europe, have valuable and unique work experience in your CV, don’t hesitate to register.


Social programs: City Tour, Celebration of 4 July, Wine Tasting, Hungarian Cooking Competition

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines who are seeking a unique opportunity for learning through experiencing business consulting entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Applicants may bring their own ideas, problems and businesses for the experience. Entrepreneurial mind-set helps individuals in every discipline, profession and cultural background to become more proactive, self-aware, visionary, innovative, risk sharing and influential.

Course aim

This program is designed to train and mentor participants from diverse disciplines to get involved in improving not only their own but also their peers’ entrepreneurial mind-sets while making a real change in the Pecs region. Participants will learn and act as entrepreneurship consultants to assist groups and individuals in the Pecs region to expand their opportunity spaces.

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
7.5 ECTS or 4.5 US credit points

Fee info

USD 150: Registration fee
USD 2200: Program fee. Program fee includes: course fee, meals, accommodation , attendance on social programs.
Application deadline: 5 June, 2017
In case of early registration (until April 23rd) students only have to pay an early bird fee.
In that case the program fee is only USD 1900.

Housing:
Fordan Hotel