Entrepreneur And Global Leaders in Environmental Sustainability

University of Portland, 2005 - $23,500

The University of Portland is developing a course that pairs UP students with counterparts in developing countries to teach the fundamental principles of sustainable entrepreneurship and to develop sustainable solutions to challenges in the developing country.

The proposed course is highly competitive, with four UP students chosen to participate in the first year. The course includes course work, field experience, and annual visits to the partner country. By the end of the first year, students identify an issue, research, and recommend a solution. In the second year they create an action plan and analyze resources, and in the third year they successfully complete the plan.