ThinkImpact Institutes are summer and winter programs that empower students in rural communities to be catalysts of lasting change through social innovation. In collaboration with locals, students identify opportunities and co-create products and services with a social impact. ThinkImpact facilitates community immersion and long-term local partnerships that advance sustainable and meaningful impact. Student ingenuity during Institutes has led to the creation of hundreds of jobs.
We like to say that there is study abroad, interning abroad, and then there is the Institute abroad!
Program participants, called Scholars, embark on a journey to put into practice leadership skills, intercultural communication, and creative problem solving. Scholars come from a variety of backgrounds, from art history to international relations to business and engineering. We encourage bright, passionate individuals to apply, no matter your field of study.