Social Innovation Lab

Unleash Your Potential to Transform the World.

 Application Deadline – APRIL 30, 2024 

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Program Overview

An 18-day internship style, experiential learning program where you will actively engage in socially impactful projects, pushing the boundaries of innovation. You will engage in immersive, hands-on workshops and gain valuable insights from inspiring social entrepreneurs and innovative organizations.

The program is meticulously designed to actively advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its curriculum and initiatives. It ensures that the participants actively contribute to the goals by addressing critical social and
environmental challenges.

By engaging in on-field projects, immersive workshops, and community interactions, you will witness the contrasting social, economic, and infrastructural aspects of urban and
rural environments.

The program will equip you with essential skills such as design thinking, driving innovation, securing buy-in, and making change happen, thereby empowering you to thrive in a purpose-driven,
impact-focused organization.

Key Program Elements

Interactive Workshops & Panel Discussions will help you:

  • Understand the basics of the local language and culture
  • Build empathy and use the human-centred design process
  • Understand current socio-political & economic
    factors in the country
  • Learn communicating and collaborating with diverse stakeholders

Project work with inspiring host organizations will help you build:

  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Empathy, design, and prototyping skills
  • Stakeholder communication skills
  • Courage and commitment to start and complete challenging projects

Cultural Immersion will help you build:

  • A deeper appreciation and understanding of a different culture
  • Cross-cultural communication skills
  • Self-awareness and empathy
  • Global Competence and a broader perspective

Program Snapshot

Location
Cost
Malaysia
AUD $2770/US $1980
Dates
Eligibility
20th June – 7th July 2024
Undergraduate Students

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival
Day 1
Day 2
Orientation; Culture/language session; Welcome dinner
Day 2
Day 3
Exposure visits; Panel session; Introduction to projects
Day 3
Days 4 & 5
Hands-on cultural experiences; Self-guided exploration
Days 4 & 5
Days 6 to 10
Project work; Design workshop; Presentation; Feedback
Days 6 to 10
Days 11 & 12
Hands-on cultural experiences; Self-guided exploration
Days 11 & 12
Days 13 to 16
Project work; Prototyping workshops; Prototyping
Days 13 to 16
Day 17
Final presentation; Reflection; Farewell dinner
Day 17
Day 18
Departure
Day 18

Featured Cultural Experiences

Suitable Disciplines

Business

Engineering

Education

Healthcare

Arts & Humanities

Learning Outcomes

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Understand

Understand the role of social entrepreneurship in addressing the needs of those at the base of the pyramid

Learn

Learn how purpose-drive, impact-focused organizations operate & the strategies they use to ensure greatest impact

Build

Build the skills required to design and prototype solutions that advance UN Sustainable Development Goals

Grow

Grow professional and personal skills required to start/lead/work effectively at a social enterprise

Pricing

Program Cost
AUD $2770/US $1980

Inclusions

Exclusions

FAQs About Social Innovation Lab in Malaysia

Once you’ve filled out your details in the “Apply Now” form, we’ll review your application thoroughly. If we think you’re a suitable candidate, we will get in touch with you and make you an offer to join the program. Upon your payment of the program deposit, your admission process will be finalized, and you will be officially enrolled in the program.

Absolutely! The program is designed to accommodate students with or without prior experience working on socially impactful projects. During the program, you will be introduced to projects that have a profound impact on society while keeping innovation at the forefront. The program will equip you with essential skills required for creating meaningful change in society. 

Irrespective of which discipline you belong to, the Social Innovation Lab will enable you to develop essential skills like design thinking, driving innovation, securing buy-in, and making change happen. These skills are highly valued by employers and will help you stand out amongst other candidates and thrive in the professional world.

Yes, Malaysia is a friendly and safe country for travelers. Moreover, we employ safety and risk management measures from the start to the endpoint of the journey. Additionally, it is always advisable to take precautions and stay informed about any specific safety guidelines or recommendations (which will be provided to you) where you will be travelling.

No, it’s not necessary to learn the local language for the academic tour. However, it would be helpful to learn common phrases like “hello” or “thank you” in the local language. The program includes a language session to help you navigate common scenarios.

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If you feel ready to take the plunge, fill out the details in the “Apply Now” form,
and we will get in touch with you shortly.

Get $250 Off When You Apply Before
February 16th, 2024!
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