Spend Your Summer in the U.S.

For the past eleven years, the University of Dayton's entrepreneurship program has been named among the Top 25 in the United States, Number 1 in the state of Ohio, and Number 4 overall in hands-on entrepreneurial experience. The University of Dayton is offering high school and university students an opportunity to participate in the Entrepreneurship 101 summer program.

During this two-week program, you'll learn more about the field of entrepreneurship, the ideation process, the Lean Canvas model, and elevator pitches, all while experiencing life on-campus as a UD student and exploring the local Dayton community. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to compete for UD scholarship dollars by participating in a summer elevator pitch competition. These scholarship dollars are in addition to any merit scholarship that students are awarded from the University of Dayton. To be eligible for the following scholarships, students must apply for undergraduate admission and enroll at the University of Dayton.

  • First Place: $10,000 USD per year for four years (worth $40,000 USD)
  • Second Place: $5,000 USD per year for four years (worth $20,000 USD)
  • Third Place: $2,500 USD per year for four years (worth $10,000 USD)

Program Benefits

This program will focus on a combination of class lectures, engaging class exercises, site visits and guest speakers. Students who successfully complete the Entrepreneurship 101 summer program will receive three University of Dayton credit hours.

To complement your entrepreneurship experience, students will have the opportunity to interact with students from around the world and participate in various tours and excursions to experience American culture.

Program Dates

The Entrepreneurship 101 summer program will take place for a period of two weeks, from July 9 - 21, 2017.

Program Cost

Because the University of Dayton believes international education opportunities should be affordable and accessible to all students, the Entrepreneurship 101 summer program cost is $3,000 USD, which includes 3 credit hours of tuition, course instruction, class materials, housing, meals, program transportation and excursion fees.

Application Information

For high school student inquiries, please contact Weida Gao at 0512-6260-9603 (Office), 152-95581467 (Mobile) or udci@udayton.edu

For university student inquiries, please contact Zhang Dong at 0512-6260-9627 (Office), 189-1357-5966 (Mobile) or zdong1@udayton.edu

To apply for the Entrepreneurship 101 summer program, please complete the online application form. After submitting your application, please email an English-language copy of your high school or university transcript to Sean McCarthy at mccarthys1@udayton.edu

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