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CFE, in collaboration with International Programs in Engineering, offers global entrepreneurial-focused programs, open to all undergraduate students from all schools and colleges!

This is the eighth summer of our partnership, having offered undergrads immersive curricular and co-curricular experiences in Singapore, Italy, France, Portugal, Israel and Denmark. Summer 2023 brings students together from universities world-wide. With more than 400 applications and nearly 250 U-M participants to date, CFE's international entrepreneurship experiences, open to undergrads campus-wide, are in-demand and student-focused.

Students from all schools/colleges may contact our colleagues at the International Programs Office: ipe-office@umich.edu (734) 647-7129, and/or CFE's Christine Gordon gordc@umich.edu.

Funding opportunities are available through U-M, the ENT Minor and IPE.


Copenhagen, Denmark

6 Weeks / 6 Credits | May 22 - July 1st 2023

This program focuses on business and entrepreneurship topics from a Scandinavian perspective. Students are placed in a Danish start-up and experience firsthand the challenges of a young company, as well as students’ own journey into the entrepreneurship lifestyle. The program will explore: startup ecosystems in Sweden and Finland, recipes for entrepreneurship success in Scandinavia, public-private collaboration, and the relationship between entrepreneurship, innovation and community. Past practicum sites have included working with startup communities in fashion and design, web and mobile applications, hardware and smart devices, services, payment and finance, meet-up organizations, and more. Click here to learn more.


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Famous view of Porto and Douro river, Portugal, Europe

Porto, Portugal

3 Weeks / 3 Credits | July 14th - August 6th, 2023

Summer 2023 marks U-M’s 7th year in collaboration with the European Innovation Academy! The goal of this fast-paced program is to go from an idea to a tech start-up in 15 days. Students will work in international, multidisciplinary teams to reach milestones for creating a start-up: from idea to launching. The program is designed to offer students an experiential learning opportunity that affords deep insight into real startup life. Open to all U-M undergrads through IPE: Click here to learn more.

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