Crossroads Summer Program
The Harvard University South Asia Institute (SAI) Crossroads Summer 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 application deadline is July 1, 2017, and the program will run from August 11-14, 2017 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 up to 60 accomplished, motivated youth. This program is a collaboration between the Harvard South Asia Institute, the 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.
- Class size: up to 60 students
- 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: July 1, 2017
- Applications are open now—early submissions are encouraged.
- Questions: Write to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: SAI Crossroads Summer Program)
- Holder of valid passport from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka or from countries in the Middle East and 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 2017, ORa recent graduate from a college (within three years)
- Fluency in English
- Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School and Director of the South Asia Institute at 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.
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