TEM students: change your life, and change the world! The new Asia Pacific High Impact Entrepreneurship: Summer in Vancouver program will give you the chance to join forces with top students from around the globe to tackle some of the largest social challenges facing our planet. Hosted by Simon Fraser University in beautiful Vancouver, B.C, Canada, 40 students from four different universities will study, launch social ventures, and live together for four weeks during the global component of this program in July 2020. The program will involve daily classroom instruction and activities provided by international award-winning faculty, as well as visits to local startups and meetings with Canadian and global entrepreneurs. Evening and weekends will include activities designed to showcase the wide range of cultural, social and outdoor opportunities in Vancouver, considered by many to be one of the world’s great cities.
July 3 - July 31, 2020
Open to all TEM majors and minors, resident and online
Hosted by Simon Fraser University’s top-ranked Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, along with partners ASU, Hanyang University (Seoul, South Korea) and S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (Mumbai, India)
Meet global entrepreneurs and tour local startups
Enjoy the sights and culture in cosmopolitan Vancouver
Earn 6 regular TEM class credits
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.
Electronically sign our standard signature documents:
Submit essay explaining how your desire and ability to create and launch a social venture will change the world
*This program is highly competitive; only ten spots in this world-class program are available, so apply today and make sure to provide a thoughtful, detailed essay!*
Vancouver has it all: majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons, making it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The New York Times says “Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling." Where better to spend a month this summer?
It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies.
PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.
2.5 GPA or higher
Preference will be given to TEM majors and minors
Students must enroll in one of the following two courses for a total of three credits:
TEM 200: Your Technology Venture
TEM 494: Social Entrepreneurship III
Professor Richard Filley
Social Entrepreneurship Lead Faculty
Technology Entrepreneurship & Management (TEM)
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Office: Sutton 340 R (Polytechnic Campus)
Phone: (480) 277-0834
Professor Jason Bronowitz
Technology Entrepreneurship & Management (TEM)
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Office: Sutton 340 N (Polytechnic Campus)
Phone: (623) 252-5590
SFU Residence and Housing is a living learning community made up of towers, traditional residence halls, studio style apartments and townhouses. Our vibrant, diverse and inclusive community welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. All rooms are private single rooms (i.e., no roommates) which means that you won't have to share your room with anybody. Immerse yourself in the university life and academic experience.
The accommodations are single person, on-campus rooms. Meals are not included but there is both a grocery store on campus (about a 15 minute walk from residences), multiple restaurants and a residence dining hall with affordable meals. The classrooms will be a 5-10 minute walk from residences.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus. The excursions for this program will involve hiking, climbing stairs, and will require participants to be in moderately good physical condition.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States.
In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.
We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.
You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on ourRacial and Ethnic Minority Students page.
The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is TBD.
Program Fee includes: three credit hours of tuition, accommodations, meals, excursions and cultural activities, visits to local startups, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance.
The Program Fee does not include: airfare, passport and visa expenses, books, and personal expenses.
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.