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Innovation in Asia: Entrepreneurship Abroad

Do you dream of seeing the world and learning how to make an impact? The David Eccles School of Business has designed a study abroad program across South Korea, Japan, China and Thailand that caters to student interested in completing the Certificate in Entrepreneurship. The first semester long program of its kind, the Innovation in Asia program offers students the ability to take courses abroad taught in English by University of Utah faculty, while receiving credits toward graduation.

While abroad in Asia, students will take 15 credit hours (ENTP courses 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020, 4030) and participate in hands-on experiential learning to become immersed in the inventive and innovative process of entrepreneurship. They will also be assigned to a startup team tasked with co-creating a digital innovation. Over the course of the semester, teams will create both collateral and deliverables, in addition to learning the necessary skills required to launch new ventures.

During the spring 2018 semester, participating students will be staying at the Utah Asia Campus in Incheon, Korea, and will have the opportunity to visit the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. In Japan, students will have the chance to explore Tokyo, Kyoto, and the Himeji Castle, and in China, students will visit Shanghai. Over spring break, the study abroad program will take students to Phuket, Thailand, where they will have the opportunity to learn about the island’s unique culture and lush landscape.

Excited for this opportunity? Take prerequisite course BUS/UGS/HON 3050: Innovation Roadmap in the fall before applying to be eligible for the program, and BUS/UGS/HON 3051: Innovation Scholar Portfolio the summer following to complete the certificate. For more information about the program, visit the Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation at the Learning Abroad Fair on Jan. 25, 2017, in the Union Ballroom.

About the Author:

Megan Glasmann Megan is a school psychology Ph.D. student at the U. Her work has been published in multiple academic journals. She is passionate about advocating for entrepreneurial students and local startups. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

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