You refuse to settle for an average experience abroad. You're looking for something extraordinary--a program that will push your limits and bring you outside your comfort zone.
- You understand that in order to succeed in a global marketplace, you need hands-on experience that will not only enhance your resume, but give you tangible, real-world professional skills.
- You're passionate about social innovation and are searching for a crash course in entrepreneurship that will change the way you see the world.
- You have an interest in global development, but want to go beyond the typical international volunteer program and make a real impact.
- You will come back changed forever... in the very best way possible.
At the Panama Institute for Social Innovation, you'll work in the field to develop both social entrepreneurship and cross-cultural interpersonal skills applicable to any profession.
Guided by a team of experts, community members, and local changemakers, ThinkImpact scholars have worked on and created a wide variety of projects, from improving traditional cooking tools to developing water management technologies for rural farmers. Scholars also benefit from direct access to entrepreneurs, micro-finance organizations, community-based organizations, and local leaders. You'll take an asset-based approach to community development, prototyping an enterprise and then testing your product or service within the community.
In addition to your Institute curriculum, you'll be living and engaging with local families and immersing yourself in the culture of Panama.