Silicon Valley Experience
Offering opportunities for students who want to understand the world of innovation - from inception to implementation – to explore the global center of technology and innovation - Silicon Valley.
Designed for students interested in pursuing careers focused on social impact and justice, the Silicon Valley Experience introduces students to some of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking organizations.
You’ll explore how technology intersects with human factors in creating solutions to large-scale social and environmental issues such as climate change, food insecurity, and access to clean drinking water. Working alongside others, you’ll learn how to contribute your ideas and passions to make a difference in local communities or on a global scale.
The Silicon Valley Experience
Immerse yourself in an innovation ecosystem from which many of the largest companies in the world are born.
Explore the culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity driving economic growth in Silicon Valley.
Understand the entrepreneurial journey of the world's most successful start-ups and the entrepreneurs behind them.
Learn how technology is changing the way we live, work, and play in our everyday lives.
Consider the effects of the latest trends in emerging technologies on our future.
Gain the skills to build and manage a team of innovators and entrepreneurs.
Develop strategies for making your ideas a reality.
Get inspired by some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley.
“As soon as we walked into the building, I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do. I got to see engineers not just sitting at a desk, but using design perspectives, business and engineering to solve climate change and other world problems.”
Nicole Fadzai Anita Chaora '24
"I am filled with gratitude for the adventure organized and cultivated to meet people who were more than willing to share the knowledge and wisdom behind their success! I am also grateful for the amazing group we had, we built each other up and comforted one another. I am fairly reserved and get very comfortable. This trip made me wonderfully uncomfortable and I wouldn’t change a second of it!"
Wesley Bruce '25
"It exceeded my expectations... I learned a lot about all the people we met. I found real, three-dimensional people. I enjoyed getting to know them and their motives behind what they do as well as their passion for what they do. I learned about the world of business and entrepreneurship and found a new and greater respect for both."
Kaitlyn Marie Montgomery '23