This summer, 25 competitively selected emerging entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa are participating in a six-week academic institute with leadership seminars hosted by the UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership.
The young business leaders (ages 25-35) are part of a larger group of 500 Washington Fellows that will be hosted across the United States this summer. While at UT Austin, they will participate in an array of leadership-training activities to learn how to create sustainable projects in their communities.
In addition to the seminars offered by the UT Global Initiative, the International Office’s summer academic institute includes:
- Campus housing
- Business courses taught by leading faculty in the College of Liberal Arts
- Networking opportunities with business leaders and politicians in Texas
- Intercultural activities, including field trips to historic sites and local landmarks