Future Entrepreneurs

This Program Is For

  • Students interested in developing English language skills for business and entrepreneurship
  • Students who want to experience the innovative start-up environment of Boston

Program Features

  • Visit Boston-area innovation centers like the Cambridge Innovation Center and Boston University’s BUild Lab*
  • Experience the Babson College Summer Venture Showcase, where local students pitch their ideas to investors*
  • Learn from real-life entrepreneur guest speakers connected to innovative businesses
  • Develop language skills to present a 1-minute elevator pitch for a new product or service
  • Collaborate with a team to present your product or service as part of a Capstone Project

*Visits may be changed for Summer 2021 depending on COVID-19 restrictions

Curriculum

  • Business Study: Learn about business concepts (i.e. researching markets and competitors, developing and presenting a SWOT analysis, preparing an elevator pitch)
  • Language Study: Develop business language and communication skills (i.e. collaborative brainstorming, presenting and selling a product or service, expressing and defending your ideas)

I was required to do a lot of presentations and I was very comfortable presenting because this skill was acquired at CELOP. It was a great place to master the language. 

Abdulrahman Alhejaili, Saudi Arabia
CELOP Alum

Class Schedule

This program combines in-class instruction with experiential material such as field trips and guest speakers. During summer 2021, the program will be offered in the Learn from Anywhere (LfA) format which allows students to attend in-person or remotely. Class hours may vary by day, but will all be scheduled between 8:00 and 12:00 Boston time from Monday to Friday unless otherwise communicated. Due to the nature of experiential material, timing of these engagements will vary and content may also be different based on whether you participate in person or remote. More information will be available closer to the start of the program.

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Key Facts

Hours/Week

15 Hours

Duration

3 Weeks

Semester

Summer II

Visa

Tourist

Visa Waiver (ESTA)

BU Housing

Available


Required Proficiency Level

  • TOEFL 55, or
  • IELTS 5.5, or
  • OOPT 60

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age 17 years
  • High school graduate

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