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Global Engagement Fellowships

Global Engagement Fellowships Deadline

Winter 2021

October 30, 2020 11:59 pm (PST)

The Global Engagement Fellowships focus on pillars of innovation and community engagement that are integral to global learning and intercultural connections. These fellowships support global engagement by providing opportunities to students to focus on community organizing, collaborative innovation, advocacy, intercultural communication, and global perspectives. The Global Engagement Office selects five students for both the Global Innovation Fellowship and the Community Engagement Fellowship. 

Please be aware that there may be an optional, post-fellowship international excursion offered by the program provider that is not included in the fellowship grant. Students who wish to participate in the optional international excursion will be expected to fund the supplemental experience independently.

Global Innovation Fellowship

The Global Innovation Fellowship offers you the opportunity to work with a team of 4-6 peers from different universities to develop innovative business solutions to global challenges while building essential skills of cross-cultural teamwork and collaboration, concept design, and execution. The lab is designed to leverage the UN Global Goals as a blueprint for understanding global problems that need solving, like poverty, gender equality, and climate action - among many others - for a healthier and happier world. Your work will result in a pitch deck and investment proposal of a viable business model that you will present in a virtual boardroom as part of the Global Innovation Pitch Competition

  • INDUSTRY MENTORS will support you through creative ideation, help you position a unique value proposition in the market, and provide real-world feedback on your pitch.
  • CULTURAL COACHES will keep your solutions global, with cultural insight to guide the development of your concept, enhance your impact, and maximize your global reach.

Participants will participate in dynamic team-based, experiential learning utilizing a flipped classroom model to move an innovative idea through design and development to create a pitch. Students will focus on key areas of global teamwork, problem-solving, and innovation. 


Community Engagement Fellowship

This 10-week team-based learning experience involves teams of 4-6 participants, from different universities, working together to explore ways to create actionable change and make a lasting impact in communities at home and abroad. The lab is designed for participants to explore the fundamentals of making change, work collaboratively in successful teams, identify areas of challenge and growth to better advocate for the needs of community-based organizations, and ultimately, produce a feasible capstone action plan.

  • FIELD EXPERTS will support you through creative ideation, help you develop skills to identify community needs and provide real-world feedback on your action planning.
  • CULTURAL COACHES will keep your solutions global, with cultural insight to guide the development of your concept, enhance your impact, and maximize your global reach.

Participants will participate in dynamic team-based, experiential learning utilizing a flipped classroom model to move an innovative idea for community engagement through design and development to create an action plan for longitudinal change. Students will focus on the key areas of global and local community engagement, teamwork, and problem-solving.

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