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Experiential Learning

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Experiential learning is an important part of your social impact experience at Stern. Through coursework in the Sustainable Business concentration, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with real world clients in classes like: Social Impact Consulting, SIV Social Entrepreneurship in Ghana; Sustainability Consulting in Costa Rica, the Social Entrepreneurship Practicum, and more!

Experiential Learning Seminar: Social Impact Consulting

The Social Impact Consulting course is an Experiential Learning Seminar that involves students working closely with participating nonprofits as strategy consultants creating project outcomes that add value to the organization’s strategic objectives. Since 2012, 216 students have completed 55 projects with 28 different organizations, including the Rainforest Alliance, Democracy Works, Teach for America, and 92Y.

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SIV: Social Entrepreneurship in Ghana

SIV: Social Entrepreneurship in Ghana provides a unique educational experience, combining business theory with hands-on implementation and cultural immersion in the country of Ghana. Students will study how to design and implement social entrepreneurship and volunteer projects that support long-term socio-economic development and empowerment. Students will then travel to Ghana over spring break and apply their ideas and business knowledge "on-the-ground" in NYU Stern’s partner Ghanaian village,

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Sustainability Impact Consulting in Costa Rica

In the Sustainability Impact Consulting & Business Innovation in Costa Rica course, students learn about sustainability and consulting by working on projects, such as creating business and marketing plans for Costa Rica businesses in agricultural production, eco-tourism, and environmental education for youth.

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