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  • Locations: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Short Term, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Program Description:

Creating Social Change Here and There

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2022

LIB 290: 1.5hrs
Do you want to change the world but don’t know where to start? Witness how ideas develop into impact & explore the organizations that encourage innovation & support social change locally and abroad. Learn how you can be a part of the change you want to see! 
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Overview This program has been postponed until Spring 2022.

Do you want to change the world but don’t know where to start? Witness how ideas develop into impact & explore the organizations that encourage innovation & support social change locally and abroad. Learn how you can be a part of the change you want to see! Students will have the opportunity to visit members of the Rotterdam innovation network that supports innovation in all stages (idea to conception). These innovation network members include Venture Cafe Rotterdam, Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, BlueCity accelerator, Cambridge Innovation Centre, and more. Students will see firsthand, and hear about, the support offered from these network members and hear directly from startups created with their help. They will be able to compare and make connections with the innovation ecosystem here in Winston-Salem, from visits required prior to program departure. 

 
Location Rotterdam, Netherlands
Europe's largest seaport, Rotterdam is known as a hub of modern architecture and driver of innovation. "The city and the Port of Rotterdam together form an innovation ecosystem in which innovative companies can develop. Market parties, knowledge institutes, governmental and semi-public organisations, test and prototype facilities, start-up accelerators, network organisations and investment funds support innovators in Rotterdam." Learn more about the innovation ecosystem here. 
Academics LIB290: Creating Social Change Here & There (1.5hrs)
In this 1.5 credit class, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of local and global innovation networks, their roles supporting innovation, and the impact an idea can make on society. Good things happen when people work together. Be a part of the change - explore the juxtaposition between Winston-Salem & Rotterdam through field trips, design sessions and guest speakers. Investigate key issues for both cities and present a plan to the Winston-Salem community upon return. Through this experience students will hear directly from organizations that make up innovation networks in both Winston-Salem and Rotterdam. These organizations are working together to solve social issues that inevitably improve their city’s economy. Students will go on site visits to these organizations to see the impact that they have made as well as how they create, validate, accelerate, and grow ideas critical to the economy.
Faculty Summer Krstevska
Business, Economics, & Entrepreneurship Librarian, ZSR Library
336-758-5910
krstevs@wfu.edu
Accommodation Students will stay in a very well-rated & reputable hostel in the city center, ideally in rooms of 4 or 6 & separated by gender. The faculty member will stay in the same hostel in a private room.
Excursions
Selection
  • Good academic standing
  • Permission of instructor
  • Instructor interview
  • No prerequisites required
Costs The total cost of study abroad can be broken down into three categories:

Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program. 
Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.

Program Fee - $1,950
Airfare - $1,500
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $600
Estimated total cost - $4,050
Scholarships Students may apply for scholarships through the Center for Global Programs and Studies' Funding Page.
Contact Summer Krstevska 
Faculty Director
Business, Economics, & Entrepreneurship Librarian, ZSR Library
Phone: 336-758-5910
Email: krstevs@wfu.edu

Mike Tyson
Assistant Director for Study Abroad: Summer and Short Term Programs
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: (336) 758 4072
Email: tysonmj@wfu.edu
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