Uniting knowledge.
Fueling entrepreneurship.

The Arc Initiative seeks to build a bridge, an arc, that facilitates a genuine two-way exchange of knowledge and business skills. We believe that the best way to increase economic wellbeing is to work at the community level developing business management and leadership capacity.

Our approach involves initiating and fostering relationships between UBC students, Sauder School of Business alumni and faculty, and communities in South Africa, Ethiopia, Colombia and Rwanda. We collaboratively build programming such as internships, workshops and mentoring activities for young entrepreneurs.

Join the Arc Initiative team

Apply to travel to to EthiopiaColombia or Rwanda with the Arc Initiative in Summer 2015! Graduate and undergraduate students at UBC or Sauder School of Business will be considered. Candidates must display a genuine desire to learn, to serve and to share in the philosophy of the Arc Initiative.

How to apply

Applications for Summer 2015 are now closed. Keep updated with our travelling teams via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our Newsletters

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