Lehigh University’s American Entrepreneurship: Business and Language Skills for International University Students program combines the business expertise of Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and the Office of International Affairs English as a Second Language Program to provide a unique opportunity for international students to develop their entrepreneurial leadership skills through an award-winning interdisciplinary educational experience at a prestigious American university. Students spend three weeks over the summer learning about entrepreneurship, English language, and American business, history, and culture in small classes. They develop relationships with American tutors, professors, and entrepreneurs and also expand their global network. Students earn a Certificate of Completion and are eligible for academic credit. A prestigious co-educational, private university, Lehigh University is located near New York City, within a thriving economic and cultural corridor of the eastern United States.
The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at Lehigh University is an award-winning center devoted specifically to teaching entrepreneurship skills to university students. It provides students, faculty, and alumni with the abilities, resources, and connections needed to make their entrepreneurial ventures launch and prosper.
Entrepreneurship involves identifying, evaluating, and pursuing opportunities that create economic and social value in the marketplace. An entrepreneur changes the way people choose goods and services through innovation, leadership, and creativity. That’s the goal of Lehigh University’s American Entrepreneurship: Business and Language Skills for International University Students program – to teach you how to address issues from an entrepreneurial focus through hands-on, project-based experiences. It is the only program of its kind to blend American business skills and culture with English language instruction – teaching you how to communicate, develop ideas, and launch a product in an American business context.
I personally invite you to participate in this real-world program that focuses on the four pillars of change: Communication, Leadership, Teamwork, and Critical Thinking. All the activities, courses, speakers, company visits, projects, small-group discussions, and cultural experiences are designed around these four key attributes that will change how you investigate opportunities and design solutions. The customer-focused, market-driven approach to problem solving that you learn will impact buying habits and customer behavior; open new markets and create new initiatives; and change the way you react to new ideas.
Come to Lehigh University and learn how to change the world – American entrepreneurship style!
Pat J. Costa
Director, American Entrepreneurship: Business and Language Skills for International University Students
Baker Institute, Lehigh University