Interested in a study abroad program that offers hands-on, project-based learning about Grand Challenges and social innovation that will also build your resume? Grand Challenges Impact Lab (GCIL), a UW study abroad program in Bangalore, India, is recruiting students for their Winter 2020 program!
Grand Challenges (GCs) are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, climate change, low-income housing, education in disadvantaged communities, and access to health care. GCIL empowers students to address GCs. Through GCIL, interdisciplinary teams of 4-5 students are placed in a local organization with experience with a GC and are challenged to propose, test, and prototype solutions using tools of entrepreneurship and social innovation. Read about past team projects and watch video summaries here: https://www.gcil.uw.edu/projects.
GCIL is open to junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students from any discipline. We are excited to help you create solutions that can make a difference and hope you will consider applying!
Come to an information sessions on:
Monday, Feb 11 from 1-2 pm. More Hall room 110
Wednesday, Feb 13 from 4-5 pm. More Hall room 229
Thursday, Feb 28 from 1:30-2:30 pm, Wilcox Hall room 264
Wednesday, March 6 from 10-11 am, Wilcox Hall room 264
Sign up for our interest email list to receive notifications about upcoming information sessions and application deadlines.
You can also email questions to: email@example.com
Applications will open at the beginning of Spring quarter with a priority application deadline of May 15th. Applications will be available here.
Professor Julian Marshall and the GCIL Team
tl;dr – Grand Challenges Impact Lab is a hands-on, project-based study abroad program in Bangalore, India during Winter quarter; come to a information session to learn more and sign up for notifications here!