Semester in Social Enterprise

Spend the summer consulting with social entrepreneurs, learning Spanish and living in South America.


Earn credits while studying social venture design and Spanish, in Vancouver and Quito


Gain international consulting experience, providing solutions for Ecuadorian social entrepreneurs.


Spend your summer exploring Ecuador’s diversity, from the rooftop of the Andes to the jungle of the Amazon.



For more details & to apply please visit Insight Global Education's program page here.


BUS 490 – Social Entrepreneurship

This 3-unit course begins with three-day intensive online sessions and will continue online while students are in Quito. All instruction will be in English. This course can be applied towards the Innovation and Entrepreneurship concentration or certificate.

BUS 490 Course Syllabus

SPAN 1XX – Introductory Spanish for Non-Native Speakers

This 3-unit course will be taught at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and will focus on introductory Spanish training. The USFQ Spanish course will be held for 4 hours per week, with an 8-hour intensive during the first week upon arrival to Ecuador.

For more details & to apply please visit Insight Global Education's program page here.


May – August 2018


To prepare you for this program a pre-departure session will be delivered in online or in person, by the Beedie School of Business and Insight Global Education, preparing you with a jump start in social entrepreneurship and a theoretical framework to base your projects during your time in Ecuador. The course continues online and will provide relevant information and support to the students throughout the semester.


During your time in Quito, you will be working out of Impaqto Quito, Ecuador’s leading enterprise accelerator, providing consulting experience to local Entrepreneurs.


Upon return to Vancouver, online or in person debrief sessions will take place with local entrepreneurs.

For more details & to apply please visit Insight Global Education's program page here.

Eligibility and Application

  1. This program is open to students from all faculties
  2. At minimum, students must have completed 36 units (credits), and be in good academic standing to participate in the program. Departmental approval is also required.
  3. Students must submit an application online- application deadline is February 28, 2018.
  4. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an in-person interview

For more details & to apply please visit Insight Global Education's program page here.

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