In May, some 30 Northeastern students began the Social Enterprise Institute’s monthlong field study program to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In June, they returned with a deeper understanding of life in Latin America.
Thirteen Northeastern students joined more than 1,000 of their peers from around the world at the 6th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting.
Emma Rubbins-Breen, a third-year international affairs major, whetted her appetite for social entrepreneurship while on a co-op in Paraguay.
On co-op with a nonprofit microfinance organization in the Dominican Republic, third-year student Juan Pena Salas helped impoverished villagers start their own small businesses.
History major William Bratches saw firsthand how small loans can lift poor farmers out of poverty while he worked on co-op at a microfinance organization.
On co-op, Northeastern student bolsters his apparel company—a nonprofit microenterprise that employs and empowers disadvantaged women in Kenya.