Support GEE to Cuba 2016
The Global Entrepreneurship Experience campaign is now closed.
However, if you would still like to make a gift and support these students please contact Melissa Coetzee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702 895 1286
You could literally give a student the world by sponsoring this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to experience Cuba and their emerging economic environment.
Lee Business School’s Global Entrepreneurship Experience (GEE) needs your help to travel to Cuba this summer. This trip will offer GEE students a rare opportunity to experience the intersection of business, politics, and culture in the constantly changing global economy.
The GEE program prepares our future entrepreneurs to do business in a global market. Through courses that develop their business and leadership skills, students learn to build business models, analyze markets, and expand their world view. This trip comes at the end of two semesters dedicated to international entrepreneurship. With your support, students will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what they’ve been studying - the business opportunities and changes taking place as Cuba and the US re-establish ties.
This tour across Cuba spans four cities: Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Students will meet business owners and government officials to learn about Cuba’s culture and economy. They will spend each day touring and taking part in cultural activities.
Sponsors will receive handwritten thank you notes and a link to our photo journal.
These students are our future global changemakers, but they can't reach their potential without your support.
Will you please sponsor a student today?
Before Costa Rica, the furthest I had traveled was to the East Coast, and the most foreign place I had ever been was Oklahoma. I was ready to find out what it was really like to travel abroad. I loved it. It was beautiful and exotic but not enough to shock me. Instead, it opened up a variety of ideas and dreams for me. Sometimes you need a little kick in the butt to get the travel juices flowing and visiting Costa Rica did just that for me. It opened my eyes to a new market and new ways of doing business.
When I was told at the beginning of my Global Entrepreneurship Experience that in my junior year of college I would have the chance to travel to a foreign country as part of our international seminar, my first thought was “A semester-long vacation? That is awesome, sign me up!” At the time, my naïve eighteen-year-old self didn't think there would be much to gain from an experience abroad other than a tan and a good vacation. This semester’s international seminar in Costa Rica, however, has been far more than just good memories. From economic and financial trends in Costa Rica all the way to how coffee is made, this trip opened up my eyes to how international business is conducted and how each country has its own unique model for a successful business. What surprised me the most during our trip to Costa Rica was honestly how much I learned. I had no idea that a developing country could be so innovative and forward when it comes to business.
Your gift to the Betty Kincaid Fund for Entrepreneurship will support the Global Entrepreneurship Experience Trip to Cuba.