My most influential, life changing experience: Social Entrepreneurship in Cape Town

We recently caught up with five alumni of the Social Entrepreneurship Study Abroad Program offered by Connect-123 in partnership with the University of Cape Town and we asked them about the impact this experience has had on their personal and career development. But first – let’s introduce them! Hugh Moore, University of Georgia 2011, SEP participant 2010 […]

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Debunking Study Abroad Myths

Myth No. 1: Study Abroad is only for language students While there’s no doubt that many people go abroad to improve their skills in a second (or third, or forth) language, that is by no means the only reason to go abroad! Lots of programs have classes in English, in destinations where English is the […]

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Eimear Costigan posted in: Cape Town, Social Entrepreneurship
Five Examples of Great Social Enterprises Part One: Latin America

Social Entrepreneurship applies business and entrepreneurial principles and methods to solve a social, environmental or economic problem. We typically think of NGOs or nonprofit organizations…maybe even governments as the primary change makers in the world. But when you take the best of what a business has to offer and combine that with a social cause, […]

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UCT Only African University in Times Top 150

This week saw the publication of a list of the top 200 universities in the world according to the Higher Education Supplement of London-based newspaper The Times. The University of Cape Town (UCT) has moved up 33 places from its 2008 ranking to join the 150 best universities in the world. The four main criteria […]

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Eimear Costigan posted in: Cape Town, Social Entrepreneurship