Second Annual Crossroads Program - The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, 23 - 28 September 2018, UAE

Harvard University


May 15, 2018

Event Date:

September 23, 2018 - September 28, 2018

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 Harvard University (SAI) Second Annual Crossroads Program

The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University (SAI) Second Annual Crossroads Program is a fully-funded career development opportunity for students from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa, who are the first in their families to attend college and may also be facing challenging financial and social circumstances.

The 2018 program will run from September 23 – 28, 2018 at the DIFC Academy of the Dubai International Financial Centre (Dubai, UAE).

Leading Harvard faculty will teach an intensive, multidisciplinary four-day curriculum in Dubai, for accomplished, motivated youth.

This program is a collaboration between the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Harvard Business School Club of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Dubai International Financial Centre, with the support of Air Arabia, the Carlton Hotel, Dubai Future Accelerators, and Emirates Grand Hotel.

Program details

Class size: up to 60 students

150 candidates will be shortlisted. Short listed candidates will be asked to submit a 2 minute video sharing their leadership experience and why they should be considered for the program.

Location: Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai

Cost: FREE (The program will cover the costs of international travel, board, lodging and class materials. Visa costs are the responsibility of selected candidates.)

Application deadline: Tuesday May 15th, 2018 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).  

Questions: Write to 

Faculty Leaders

  • Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School and Director, the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University.
  • Karim R. Lakhani is Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, the Principal Investigator of the Crowd Innovation Lab and NASA Tournament Lab at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the faculty co-founder of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative.


  • Holder of a valid passport from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, the Maldives), the Middle East or Africa.
  • The first member of a family—or the first generation within a family—to attend college
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a college, can provide proof they begin undergraduate studies in Fall 2018, OR a recent graduate from a college (within three years) 
  • Fluency in English
  • Must be able to travel to an Air Arabia destination city.  A list of Air Arabia destination cities can be found here.  

Application Instructions:

Please look below for applications to apply to the Crossroads Program. 

You will need to submit the following materials:

  1. Online application through CARAT. Instructions to apply through CARAT are here. Please read these instructions thoroughly before contacting the Crossroads Program Team.
  2. Copy of Passport*
  3.  Resume*
  4. Academic transcript* official or unofficial document showing the students grades.
  5. A personal statement of 600 words or less describing why you are applying for this program* Documents must be in English, double-spaced, and in 12-point size font.
  6. Two letters of recommendation uploaded directly to CARAT.* Letters should offer insight into the students academic achievements and their ability to take on challenges. Letters must be in English.

*PDF files are preferred for application materials.

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March 24, 2018
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