Take the course online, but travel abroad for an immersive experience with Backpacker U! If you are taking an online course through your university this summer in ENTREPRENEURSHIP, then please do yourself a favor, and instead of taking that online course at home (or on your parent's sofa), come abroad and have an immersive experience abroad with a group of like-minded students! Looking for online course options? Try visiting our ONLINE COURSES page, and choose one that is right for you!
Are you taking an online entrepreneurship course at home during the summer? Come abroad with Backpacker University and bring that course to life!
About the Course:
Visits to local accelerators, incubators, and co-working hubs
Visits to local startup businesses in the areas to talk with the cofounders about their experiences starting companies locally
Discussions with university professors regarding issues and challenges of starting companies in the local startup ecosystem
Organized tours to understand the local culture and startup environment
Who attends: Young entrepreneurs, College students, Young professionals, Graduate students, Curious people. Anyone taking an online course (MOOC or regular online course) in Entrepreneurship, or with a Startup focus. We help bring that online course to life by engaging in local visits to companies, and by engaging with local startup communities in each of the cities we visit.
What we offer: Visits to local accelerators, incubators, and co-working hubs + Visits to local startup businesses in the areas to talk with the cofounders about their experiences starting companies locally + Discussions with university professors regarding issues and challenges of starting companies in the local startup ecosystem + Organized tours to understand the local culture and startup environment + Meetups with students/professors in the evenings
Duration: 1 week (minimum) - 1 month (maximum).
Academic content: During this engaging session, you can expect to have many lively discussions on topics including: What is the local startup scene like? Are there just a handful of startups, or a full ecosystem? How are local startups funded? Are there government incentives and initiatives to stimulate entrepreneurship? Are there accelerators? In which industries? Which universities are fundamental to the local startup culture? And many, many more questions related to all-things startup!
Outside of class: Optional activities might include hiking, biking, sightseeing or more. Our team will organize daily optional activities outside of class. Would you like to play soccer with locals? Or to learn scuba? Please let us know what you are interested in, and we will work to customize our activities for you! Of course, these activities are optional, and so if you want some alone time to wander, or write, or think, or explore... please feel free! :)
Enhance your class: We will suggest additional courses to enhance your time abroad. These can range from language lessons, to cooking classes, to architectural or design studies. Just let us know what you are interested in, and let out team put together a package of activities so you get the most from your experience.
FAQ's: Can I come abroad for just 1 week?
You can choose 1, 2 or more weeks, depending on your schedule, budget and preference
Do I need to take the entire course abroad?
As long as you are enrolled in the online course, you do not need to complete the full course while abroad. You can start the course at home, then come abroad. Or, you can finish the course at home (online)
How much does the program cost?
You first enroll in the online course at your university