"Over the course of the program, I’ve gotten to know my American teammates a lot more, and it’s been a pleasure working with them. This was definitely an interesting and unique experience that I am honored to have had."
"It really was incredible. The fact that we can connect with people around the world online makes it so much easier to share ideas and innovate."
"It was an unforgettable teamwork experience."
"Very creative and academic; I loved it."
"In the program I learned how to work and cooperate with people from different countries and backgrounds and come up with a business plan that could solve a common problem in our communities. At first it was difficult but once we kept working at it the plan came together."
From exercise and medicine to organic eating and late-in-life care, health and wellness touches almost every aspect of our lives. What opportunities exist in this space to promote healthy living, ensure access to high quality and safe foods, prevent diseases, and treat medical problems?
Countries like India and China are urbanizing at some of the highest rates seen in human history, while countries like the U.S. are seeing urban decline, or the erosion of culturally distinct areas due to gentrification. These are just some of the modern phenomena that are changing the nature or urban living. How can we ensure that all city residents are able to live a fulfilling life no matter where in the world they are?
Around the world, access to education is often determined by how much money a family earns. In the U.S., schools receive revenue based on taxes assessed on the value of property within their district, meaning that schools in wealthy areas have greater access to funding for teachers and classroom materials than those in poorer areas. In less-developed countries, children in poorer areas sometimes must forego an education in order to provide for their families. What can be done to make access to quality education more equitable and more readily available?
As communication and social interaction increasingly take place online, social media networks face enormous challenges to manage not only personal privacy, but also to prevent manipulation of publicly shared data. How can we ensure that social media networks serve the common good, while also ensuring a healthy market for growth?
Athletics teams are worth billions of dollars and continue to globalize. At the same time, countries are making huge investments in building home-grown sports programs to compete on the world stage. What role can technology play in this process, from the perspective of countries, team owners, athletes, and fans, to improve the way sports are managed and consumed?
From QR-code payments to blockchain to mobile-only banks, the digitization of the banking industry is changing the way people interact with their money, often even eliminating the need for a physical asset. What opportunities are there within this trend to increase understanding of financial opportunities and management, especially for poor and rural populations?
Inspiring is an online platform offering classes on financial literacy and information technology skills. For additional fees, students can join seminars and work with a course advisor.
iOpinion allows college students to earn money from sharing their data with companies that want to improve their AI systems.
Livingreen is a mobile application that rewards sustainable purchasing, partnering with brands and food-delivery platforms to incentivize environmentally friendly choices.
Unicourse teaches students practical skills that can help them find jobs.
UChoice is a beginner finance and financial education mobile application.
Cross-Cultural Connect is a mobile application that aims to build a social community of migrants through localized content and collaborations with schools and other officials.
Cultiv8rs develops community farms and sells urban farming kits to empower individuals to become more self-sustainable by cultivating their own produce, especially in food deserts and areas with high population density.
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