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Shuford Away

Our Shuford Away Program allows students to spend a semester or a summer interning in an innovative enterprise while pursuing course work associated with the Minor in Entrepreneurship. The seminar takes full advantage of the area’s strong entrepreneurial culture.

Silicon Valley:

Spend the Spring semester living, studying, and working in Silicon Valley. You will live in downtown SF and intern at an entrepreneurial company in the Bay area. During your time in SF, you will take 3 classes that look at the Silicon Valley ecosystem, life as an entrepreneur and emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, machine learning, VR/AR, and autonomous transportation.  These classes are taught with local faculty from Stanford and UC Berkeley’s community. During the semester, you will meet founders, innovators, company builders and UNC alumni. Company visits include innovators such as Tesla, Slack, Twitter, Carbon 3D, Airbnb, Google, Delancey Street, IBM Watson and Stanford. The semester starts with a BootCamp in Downtown Durham where you live, take a class and experience the thriving startup ecosystem of Durham.   During the semester, you will complete all requirements for the Minor in Entrepreneurship.

The Shuford Silicon Valley program is part of Honors Carolina Come Here: Go Anywhere programs.

London:

Spend the Spring semester living, studying, and working in London, considered the 3rd best startup city in the world. You will live and work in London and be based at Carolina’s own Winston House. The Shuford London program is part of Honors Carolina Come Here: Go Anywhere programs.

You will intern at an entrepreneurial company while taking 2 Shuford minor classes focused on life as an entrepreneur and what we love about London. The classes explore innovation in areas such as fashion, tourism, food, fintech, sports, art, media, and social enterprise. During the semester, you will meet founders, innovators, company builders and UNC alumni.  Company visits include innovators such as Matchesfashion.com, Monese, McLaren, Sotheby’s, Founders Factory, The Ivy, YouTube, Imperial College, Charlotte Tilbury, OneFineStay and Greenhouse Sports.

The semester starts with a BootCamp in Downtown Durham where you live, take a class and experience the thriving startup ecosystem of Durham.  During the semester, you will complete all requirements for the Minor in Entrepreneurship.

 

Shanghai:

Our summer in Shanghai includes a deep dive into Chinese entrepreneurial ventures and the founders who create them. The students take Mandarin class each morning, and also complete their Econ 393 Capstone class while there.  They all have internships at Chinese startups and established companies.  All students are partnered with a Chinese roommate to further enhance the cultural experience. Finally, cultural exposure through weekend treks through other Chinese cities enhance this cultural immersive experience.

Various Forms of Funding

Funding is available to students, dependent on available funds and the need of each student. A separate application may be required once accepted.