silicon valley: a state of mind

Not only the tech capital of the world as home to the world's giants, but also an explosion of entrepreneurial energy, community organizing, and thought leadership. Visit top universities like Stanford and Berkeley, meet pioneers of technology that are revolutionizing their industries, and go behind the scenes to discover what it actually takes to make an impact on the world. The expedition is designed to expand a participant's worldview and understand future trends, to not only inform their own purpose and career journeys, but grow their ability as young leaders to make profit and impact in the world.

 

course highlights

bottle the magic of the valley.

  • Visits to the mothership campuses of technology giants Facebook and Google, and experience the magic in the air of the Valley!
  • Get to know what life in the Valley is really like from the perspective of your local peers through fun student mixers and campus tours at Stanford and Berkeley University
  • Get up close and personal with the inner workings of business and social impact in close-door sessions with entrepreneurs and social change-makers 
  • Discover the communities, social enterprises, and benefit corporations that are pioneering new models of change
  • Find out what's in the water in the Valley, experience and deconstruct the conditions that have facilitated a pervasive and internationally celebrated culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Learn more about yourself, the gifts of the hand, heart, and head you have to offer, and explore how you might use them to serve the world
 

course fees

INFORMATION ON COURSE FEES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH PARTNER SCHOOLS, OR EMAIL US TO FIND OUT MORE 

Fees typically include the following:

  • All accommodation & meals (socially responsible wherever possible)
  • Ground Transport (including airport transfers)
  • Entrance fees for attractions, workshops, and excursions
  • All course or project materials
  • Engaging experts & 24/7 experienced facilitators
  • Support and guidance for international travel; flights between Singapore and Thailand can be booked via Skillseed upon request

Your investment in our courses also enables Skillseed to further our social mission by empowering local communities through employment or job creation. It also goes towards course development (we do intensive consultations with key organisations and conduct project site visits!) and provides opportunities for course alumni to further develop their skills and passions with us or our partner organisations.

 

eligibility

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF YOU...

  • Are at least 15 years of age and in good health
  • Have no strict vegan diet requirements or severe allergies or debilitating allergies, and don't require prescription medicine that requires constant refrigeration
  • Are fluent in English (written & spoken)
  • Are curious about entrepreneurship, scaling social impact, and linking passion and purpose!

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Drop us an email if you are an educator, or talk to your school's Experiential Learning/VIA co-ordinator if you are a student!

Don't fall into either category or just want to know more? Email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

showcase

"I learnt that you're never too young to make a difference and if i have an interest in a certain field i ought to take the initiative to search for a suitable organisation. However it also reminded me that when volunteering, the most important aspects are passion and commitment. Personally, what set certain entrepreneurs and organisations apart during this trip were their sincerity and love for what they were doing. They taught me that if i want to volunteer, i ought to really put in my all and care for the cause."

"It has made me more aware of the real-life issues in society and by seeing the passion and inspiration in the people I have seen in San Francisco in trying to solve social problems in the community, I feel more inclined to volunteer in organisations to benefit society."

"I realized that volunteer work is actually much more meaningful than I previously thought it was, and that often just doing what you can can make a difference, even if it's small. I also learnt that you don't necessarily have to take the path that most people would consider wise or conventional, and that it's ok and worthwhile to pursue your own purpose even if others don't feel the same way."