Changemaker International - Social Entrepreneurship Gap Year Program

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Changemaker International is the gap year program for students who want to work toward positive social change. The program will expose you to social entrepreneurship concepts with the United Nations University for Peace's Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change certificate course. You will compliment these skills by developing the mindset of Changemaker through our custom workshops.

You will also work an internship at a local social entrepreneurship where you will gain real world experience and learn what it takes to create change. You will also get up close and personal with the local culture through language classes, living with a local home stay family and traveling throughout adventurous and safe Costa Rica. By the program's end, you will have developed a business plan to establish and grow your own social entrepreneurship, expanded your global perspective on the problem you are solving and learnt about how your strengths and passions will help you build your enterprise.

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Costa Rica
Costa Rican Colón
83 F / 67 F
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85 F / 69 F
83 F / 67 F
Juan Santamaría International Airport
( SJO )
Limón International Airport
( LIO )
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
( LIR )

A pioneer of ecotourism, Costa Rica draws many tourists to its extensive series of national parks and other protected areas. Costa Rica began reversing deforestation in the 1990s, and they are moving towards using only renewable energy. Head to the cloud forest, relax on the beautiful beaches or visit a coffee farm.

About Changemaker International

Changemaker International is designed for students who are interested in using their creative energy to solve social problems. The program will not only help you build the skills necessary to undertake a social entrepreneurship, but will also develop...