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Entrepreneurship Summer School – Student Application

Student Application Deadline: November 22, 2019

Program Summary:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION are a major focus of the Nova Scotia Community College. As part of this work we are presenting the sixth year of this exciting program opportunity!

With the aim to generate business ideas through multi-cultural teamwork, this program will provide students with a full educational, cultural and social experience. Activities include classroom sessions, company visits to renowned local and multinational businesses, individual and group activities, presentations and case-studies on the theme of entrepreneurship and a social program.

The 2020 program will take place over two weeks in July/August.

Program Qualifications:

This program is open to first and second year Business Administration (any concentration) and International Business students. Successful completion of the program will provide first year students with one elective credit for the second year of their program.

  • Student must be in good academic standing
  • Student must have a valid passport or able to get one

About Aberdeen, Scotland and Robert Gordon University

With its captivating blend of unspoiled countryside, dramatic coastline and a bustling cosmopolitan city, Aberdeen offers visitors everything from crumbling castles to pristine beaches, riveting Highland Games, delectable food and drink, amazing wildlife and more set against some of Scotland’s most studding scenery (http://www.visitscotland.com/en-ca/destinations-maps/aberdeen-city-shire). In September of 2015, the city of Aberdeen and the city of Halifax renewed an agreement to strengthen economic ties in oil and gas, renewable energy, sustainable development, education and tourism.

The Aberdeen Business School (ABS) is the largest of three faculties at Robert Gordon University. The ABS’s strong links with industry, commerce and the public sector enable them to develop practical innovative courses designed to prepare students for today’s business needs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To develop and refine the skills needed to prepare for and participate in an international learning experience including research, organization, risk management, teamwork, interpersonal communication and cultural competence and sensitivity.
  • To learn about the business environment and practices in Europe and how it compares to the Canadian context.
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Scotland.
  • To strengthen academic and portfolio profiles through enhanced research, analytical thinking, planning, communication, innovation, entrepreneurship and applied learning.

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application (see below)
  • Current Resume (uploaded to application form)

Students should complete their application on or before November 22, 2019.  Following interviews with shortlisted candidates, students will be notified in the second 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 $500 deposit as their first payment in January. 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 2019 Student Application (Call for Submission)
November 2019 Student Selection
December 2019 Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed
January 2020 Research and planning phase initiated
January 2020 Online Pre-Departure Course begins
April 2020 Pre-Departure Conference
July/August 2020 International Learning Program in Scotland
August 2020 Reporting and Debriefing


  • Students accepted into this program must participate in the pre-departure online course and one-day pre-departure conference on Aprl 17, 2020.
  • Students must follow the NSCC international travel policy

Wait List:

Those who are interviewed but not selected may have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list until all deposits are received.

Program Cost:

The approximate costs associated with this program are outlined below.  The exact costs will be confirmed by NSCC and RGU and will depend on the Great Britain Pound exchange rate. The following costs will be included in your Program Fee payable to Nova Scotia Community College.

Program Fee

Program Fee (Accommodations, site visits,social program and some meals) $1,900
TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College) $1,900

Additional Individual Costs (may vary depending on individual):

Airfare (estimated) $1,200
Guard.me Travel Health Insurance (mandatory purchase through guard.me). Cost will depend on length of stay abroad. $100
Passport and Passport Photo $100
Immunizations and Prescriptions $50
Meals ($70/day x 7 days in first week) $490
TOTAL $1,940

Participants are responsible for the costs of their airfare, passport & passport photos, immunizations and prescriptions, travel health insurance through guard.me, meals and any additional expenses not outlined in the Program Fee.

Student Bursary

Students will have the opportunity to receive a bursary of up to $500 from NSCC International (made possible through the NSCC Foundation and NSCC International’s externally funded Projects) to participate in the program. 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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