MENA-Michigan Initiative for Global Action Through Entrepreneurship

MENA-Michigan Initiative for Global Action Through Entrepreneurship (M²GATE)

Participate in an exciting new program to acquire skills in social entrepreneurship, design thinking, the business model canvas, leadership and more.

Application Deadline: 1st December 2017

Eligible Countries: Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and students from these countries at the University of Michigan.

To Be Taken At (Country): University of Michigan

About the Award: Join a virtual exchange program with fellow students from Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and the University of Michigan.  This program is open to any undergraduate / post-secondary student.

M2GATE is a team-based social entrepreneurship program that offers experiential learning and cross-cultural interactions with international peers through a virtual exchange.

The program covers the following topics, taught by experienced instructors:

  • Cross-cultural Team-building
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Development
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking & Creative Inquiry
  • Business Model Canvas


Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: This application is open to post-secondary (undergraduate) students aged 18-25 at the University of Michigan (USA) Ann Arbor Dearborn, or Flint campuses and postsecondary (undergraduate) students aged 18-25 from Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia (or refugees currently residing in one of these four countries). We encourage applicants from a variety of disciplines – including Engineering, Business, Healthcare, and Liberal Arts – to apply. We strongly encourage women, refugees, and persons with disabilities to apply. (Students who have previously participated in a U.S. Government-funded exchange program are, unfortunately, ineligible for this program.)

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: There is no cost to participate in this program. The program is not for credit.

Duration of Program: 8 weeks

How to Apply: Apply now

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers:  William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

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