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Reflections on Global Experience

As a mem­ber of the Inter­na­tional Busi­ness pro­gram at North­east­ern, I spent my entire fourth year over­seas par­tic­i­pat­ing in a study abroad and inter­na­tional co-op. I was so enthralled with global expe­ri­ence that I added two field study pro­grams before and after my IB require­ment. This expe­ri­en­tial year as an expa­tri­ate strives to develop us as global lead­ers, thinkers, and doers. I had the oppor­tu­nity to travel to over a dozen dif­fer­ent coun­tries in only 12 months; more than I have ever in my entire life. But the gnaw­ing ques­tion when I returned to the states really made me think about what it means to go abroad: “What was your favorite part?”

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A Growing NU Curriculum to Meet Global Needs for Social Entrepreneurs

As the impact of social enter­prise grows around the world, we in turn are grow­ing our capac­ity to meet the mar­ket need for a new gen­er­a­tion of highly moti­vated and well trained social entrepreneurs.

Con­sis­tent with the unique mis­sion and approach of North­east­ern, our social enter­prise cur­ricu­lum is student-centered, prac­tice ori­ented, and global. Our focus is on design, devel­op­ment and finance for enter­prises work­ing in poverty reduc­tion and eco­nomic devel­op­ment in low income coun­tries and com­mu­ni­ties. We teach stu­dents how busi­ness and busi­ness prin­ci­ples can be a force for global good, espe­cially when inspired and informed young peo­ple lead the way toward pos­i­tive change, mean­ing­ful impact and broadly shared value.

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