McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) Priority Application Deadline
December 9, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) is a six-week study abroad experience. This highly selective program offers a number of unique features and benefits:
- Work experience in an international setting:Students who enroll in this program travel to Cape Town, South Africa where they work on consultant teams.
- Development of practical solutions: Participants assist local emerging entrepreneurs to develop practical solutions to pressing problems in surrounding townships.
- Cultural immersion: Students experience the cultural context in which these entrepreneurs live and work and become acquainted with the distinct challenges that these entrepreneurs face
Selection criteria: This program is open to upper level undergraduate and graduate students who have a 3.0 GPR or higher. All majors are welcome to apply.
Selection process: Interested students must complete the online EESA application. After submitting a completed application, candidates are interviewed by the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship staff. Students who are accepted into the EESA program need to complete additional applications with Texas A&M University Study Abroad Office and the University of Florida.
Course credit: Students may earn course credit for participating in this program. EESA is hosted in partnership with University of Florida, which awards course credit to participants.