Social Entrepreneurship in Central America
The Griggs Center sponsors a unique study abroad program in Central America, giving students the opportunity to experience the people, culture, and business environment in the region. The program includes a focus on social entrepreneurship and allows students to learn firsthand what it's like to launch and operate a successful social venture in the region from visiting professor, Jarrod Brown (ACU '00), co-founder of Mission Lazarus.
Study Abroad in Central America
Join us in Central America and learn to see entrepreneurship in a different light. Students will partner with Mission Lazarus, a social and missional organization founded by Jarrod Brown (ACU ’00) that utilizes a holistic and integrated approach to poverty alleviation and community development. You will put your skills and knowledge to work as you become immersed inside a social venture and have direct access to its founding social entrepreneur.
Dates: July 27 - August 10, 2014
Countries Visited: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua
Credit Hours: 3 - 6 hours
Courses Offered: BLAW 363, MGMT 419, MGMT 440: International Business Practicum in Central America
Program Fee: $2,200 excluding airfare
Faculty: Drs. Andy Little and Jim Litton
Mission Lazarus is a non-profit organization focused on planting and growing churches in third-world nations through educational, medical, agricultural, and spiritual outreaches offered unconditionally to the communities in which it works. View the Mission Lazarus website.
The program provides students an opportunity to work directly with the Mission Lazarus team, including the co-founder, Jarrod Brown (ACU ’00) who will accompany the group as a visiting professor.
How to Apply
Visit the COBA Connections Office in the Mabee Business Building during regular office hours to request an application. Contact Nuria Hall, room 105.
There are a limited number of spaces available. We recommend that you apply early.
If you have any questions, you can contact: