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Student Application Deadline: November 17, 2017
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION are a major focus of the Nova Scotia Community College. As part of this work we are presenting the second year of this exciting program opportunity!
The 2018 NSCC Women in Entrepreneurship Program will provide an opportunity for students to travel to Peru in South America to participate in a program at partner institution Institudo del Sur (ISUR) . Students will work with students from ISUR on helping develop a project focused on mentoring and aiding local women entrepreneurs as they try and start small businesses.
This program will take place for ten days in April 2018.
This program is open to all NSCC students who have a passion for entrepreneurship.
About Arequipa, Peru and Institudo del Sur
Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city and is approximately 1,000 kilometers south of Lima and located 2,328 meters above sea level. Although Arequipa’s historic (and beautiful) city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (declared in 2000) it is a very industrious city with a high level of employment compared to other regions of the country. Tourism is also a big industry in Arequipa as it is the third most visited city in Peru after Cusco and Lima. The city offers beautiful mountains/volcanoes and valleys and is a culinary delight.
Institudo del Sur (ISUR) is a private Catholic technological institute located in the heart of Arequipa. Programs offered at ISUR are in the areas of Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Gastronomy, Administration and Graphic Design and Multimedia (www.isur.edu.pe). NSCC has been working with ISUR since 2014 and has had six Peruvian students on exchange studying Tourism Management and Culinary Arts. In 2015 NSCC tourism students visited ISUR on an international tourism program exploring and leaning about the industry in the region.
· Online Application (see below)
· Current Resume (uploaded to application form)
Students should complete their application on or before November 17, 2017. Following interviews with shortlisted candidates, students will be notified in the first half of November if they are accepted to participate in this program. After receiving approval students will be given a payment schedule and will be expected to pay a $250 deposit as their first payment in December. At this time a learning contract will also be distributed to be signed by students and faculty outlining roles and responsibilities.
Project Timeline (subject to change):
|October 2017||Student Application (Call for Submission)|
|November 2017||Student Selection|
|December 2017||Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed|
|January 2018||Research and planning phase initiated|
|January 2018||Online Pre-Departure Course begins|
|April 2018||Pre-Departure Conference|
|April 2018||International Learning Program in Peru|
|May 2018||Reporting and Debriefing|
Those who are interviewed but not selected may have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list until all deposits are received.
The approximate costs associated with this program are outlined below. The exact costs will be confirmed by NSCC and ISUR and will depend on Peruvian Soles exchange rate. The following costs will be included in your Program Fee payable to Nova Scotia Community College.
|Travel & Health Insurance||$100|
|Program fee (includes accommodation, local transportation, cultural activities and some meals)||$1,400|
|TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College)||$3,500|
Additional Individual Costs (may vary depending on individual):
|Passport and Passport Photo||$125|
|Immunizations and Prescriptions||$100|
|Any meals not included in the Program Fee (estimated)||$700|
Participants are responsible for the costs of their passport & passport photos ($125), immunizations and prescriptions ($100), meals and any additional expenses not outlined in the Program Fee.
Students will have the opportunity to apply for a bursary of up to $500 from NSCC International (made possible through external funding) to participate in the program. Application details will be sent to those selected to participate in the program.
Students who withdraw from this program after they have confirmed their participation will forfeit their deposit.
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