The Deadline to Apply for the most fun and Dynamic Summer Abroad Program is March 10th – NEXT FRIDAY !!!
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe is a dynamic, hands-on program where you earn 6 Industrial Engineering credits while collaborating with other students from all over the world. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and all universities. The program is part of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) innovative world-class curriculum based on The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE). At SCET we strive to recruit students from diverse backgrounds and with different skill-sets because we believe that diversity is the key to start-ups’ success. The program is also designed to give students “real-world” experience independent whether they plan to start their own company or not.
For the last four years, students from all over the world have spent the summer in Europe creating a venture in the record time of four weeks. On the first week, students that sign up through UC Berkeley, will be diving deep into leadership and team formation exercises with UC Berkeley Instructor and SCET Managing Director Ken Singer. For the following three weeks they will become part of the European Innovation Academy cohort of the 500 students that will start their own company with the help of business mentors, serial entrepreneurs, famous industry speakers and more. This year, during the program you will also visit the Italian Riviera, Milan, and Rome.
Here is what past participants say about the program:
“Highly recommend! You’ll get Berkeley credits and learn how to launch your own startup. But, more importantly, you’ll make amazing memories, meet fantastic people, and form friendships that’ll last beyond just this program all while in a different and vibrant country/city. This is the type of program that shapes you!”
– Rachael Boye, 2nd-year Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student at UC Berkeley
“An essential part of entrepreneurship, especially in the early stages of starting a company, is to surround yourself with people who match your insatiable hunger for success. EIA creates an atmosphere you rarely find elsewhere that immerses you in a group of students who not only want to see their ideas come to life but also yours. You can’t help but catch the contagious hustle in the air.”
– Max Park, 3rd-year Political Economy student at UC Berkeley
“By far the best decision I have made in college. When I studied abroad with the European Innovation Academy last summer, I got to learn from some of the best mentors in the world, earn 6 units of UCB credit, and make 80+ new friends who I have made incredible memories with. The summer of my life!”
– Smita Balaji, 2nd-year Industrial Engineering and Operations Research student at UC Berkeley.
“One of the best opportunities I’ve had in my college career for a million different reasons. If you’re interested in learning about what it means to develop innovative ideas into a startup, better understand entrepreneurship, immerse yourself in a new culture, gain the skills to be an attractive candidate for hire to startups, or make incredible friendships with people around the world apply now!”
– Ali Ahmed – 2nd-year economics and Computer Science student at UC Berkeley.
“In the beginning, everyone was a little bit shy. But by the end, we were all like families. We shared the joy and we shared the sorrows. Sometimes when things got hard or ideas had to be pivoted, I felt down, but then my team was able to bring me up. It was a group of people who were all focusing on the same thing. There was that connection that brought us together. The mentors were all super nice and tried to understand you. You are able to approach them anywhere and they always had that helpful attitude. During the classes, they are not there just to guide you, but they are there to lift you up, inspire and motivate you.”
– Isaac Agaba, University of Tartu
*The program is English so there is no language prerequisite.
*Undergraduate and Graduate Students from All Majors Accepted.
*Other Universities Welcome to Apply.
Program Dates: July 2nd – July 30, 2017
For details visit: UC Berkeley Summer Abroad
*Financial Aid and Scholarships Available
*Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
*Applications close March 10th.
See you in Italy!