Leave your comfort zone and immerse yourself in new realities while working on a social impact consulting project.
Discover hands-on, human-centered, applicable frameworks and engage with social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and responsible business leaders.
Enhance and develop your personal leadership skills with our strength-based leadership training, personal reflection, and group coaching sessions.
WHAT WE DO
We design life-changing international experiences for graduate and undergraduate students to help them become better, more responsible leaders.
HOW WE DO IT
Partnering with world-class universities and academic institutions to create award-winning programs that combine leadership training with hands-on social impact consulting projects.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US...
“The magic Emzingo formula combines three critical elements: doing good, creating real impact, and transforming yourself.”
Erik Schlie: Associate Dean International MBA at IE Business School. Madrid, Spain.
“Time and again, our MBAs returned from this 6-8 week intensive internship abroad transformed, with priceless insights into global business and their own leadership style.”
Catherine Awad: Associate Director, International Business Development. McGill University. Montreal, Canada.
“Emzingo was the best experience of my MBA by far. Not only was there a tremendous amount of support and mentoring on behalf of the Emzingo staff, but the project I was paired with fit my interests and skill set perfectly. I worked with an inspiring group of South African entrepreneurs to provide mentoring and business development skills for teens throughout the suburbs of Johannesburg. I was able to leverage my business analytics and development skills to help them procure long lasting clients and funding for years to come. Not only do I feel I was able to make a real impact, but I had a blast doing it!”
Alie Cirgenski: McGill University MBA, South Africa NexGen fellow.
“Emzingo was so implanted in the social entrepreneurship scene in Johannesburg, it was great to get direct access to this sphere of local movers and shakers. Through Emzingo I met incredible young people and discovered a beautifully complex country that will stay with me for life.”
Luce Engerant: McGill University, South Africa Global Impact Fellow.
“Emzingo U was the best experience of my MBA by far. Not only was there a tremendous amount of support and mentoring on behalf of the Emzingo staff, but the project I was paired with fit my interests and skill set perfectly. I worked with an inspiring group of South African entrepreneurs to provide mentoring and business development skills for teens throughout the suburbs of Johannesburg. I was able to leverage my business analytics and development skills to help them procure long lasting clients and funding for years to come. Not only do I feel I was able to make a real impact, but I had a blast doing it!”
Alie, McGill MBA, NexGen South Africa
“When I wanted to better understand my path after IE Business School, Emzingo U gave me an opportunity to explore social entrepreneurship at the ground level. Not only did this give me confidence that I would enjoy social entrepreneurship, but also that my MBA learnings were practically helpful in this context. Since founding, Annona, an AgTech social enterprise in East Africa, I often draw from tools I built during my Emzingo engagement.”
Ashley, MBA, IE Business School, NexGen Peru
“The Emzingo U NexGen Program was truly beyond my expectations. I learned an incredible amount that not only helped me to provide the best product for my client but it empowered the organization to better serve the community their work targeted. Emzingo gave me such a gift in that it was the first time I had been abroad and felt that I made a true and lasting impact on the community I worked with. I continue to integrate what I learned through the Emzingo program in my personal and professional life to continue the legacy of empowering myself and others to maximize positive social impact throughout society.”
Amanda, UCSD IR/PS, NexGen Brazil
“The Global Impact Fellowship attracts some of the most passionate, thoughtful, and interesting people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. It is the perfect way to learn what it is really like to work in international development in an immersive, human-centered way. Through well-organized historical learning, social immersion, and incredible local speakers, Emzingo is true to its vision of preparing leaders and empowering communities.”
Cailin, Princeton, Global Impact Fellow, South Africa.
“Working for a start-up enterprise in a disadvantaged area was the best work experience I could have asked for…The experience as a whole was truly life-changing. Through adversity I discovered my strengths and weaknesses and gained resilience, and through accomplishments I became a lot more confident in myself. This program is for anyone who wants to learn and discover, who wants to make an impact, who is ready for a challenge, who is willing to laugh and cry and rethink everything they know about themselves and the world.”
Catherine, Global Impact Fellow, McGill, South Africa.
“Emzingo U’s Global Impact Fellowship is a unique and valuable opportunity for any undergraduate student. I am extremely appreciative of everything I learned through my internship placement with an NGO, the community of students and mentors, cultural immersion, and social responsibility workshops. I experienced so much growth during my fellowship with Emzingo and left South Africa more motivated and inspired to make a difference through social impact.”
Sunny, Global Impact Fellow, Princeton, South Africa.
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