ASU World Innovators (AWI) Study Abroad Program
About the Program
The ASU World Innovators Internship/Study Abroad program allows students to work directly with ASU World Innovators (AWIs) around the world on projects ranging from entrepreneurship in Morocco to refugee support in Jordan to democratization in Georgia. The program is led by top foreign policy and national security experts who have vast experience developing policy & leading programs. AWI offers a high-value internship experience at a competitive cost.
*Applications now closed for 2023. Stay tuned for more info about Summer 2024.
Lieutenant General Benjamin Freakley (ret.)
Professor of Practice | Special Advisor to President Crow on Leadership Initiatives
Ambassador Michael C. Polt
Professor of Practice | ASU Ambassador-in-Residence
Summer 2022 Program Highlights
Montenegro - AWI Sponsor Ljubomir Filipović
ASU Students Ella (left) and Robert (center) spent the summer engaging in networking and professional development opportunities curated by AWI Leader Ljubomir Filipović (right). They were immersed in Montenegrin politics, media, business, and culture, as they worked with organizations like the Digital Forensic Center and Amplitudo.
Morocco - AWI Sponsor Sokayna El Allam
ASU Online Sustainability student Carl Travis (right) spent the summer working with AWI Sponsor Sokayna El Allam (left) and Enactus Morocco, an organization that contributes to the transformation of the Moroccan entrepreneurial ecosystem by engaging young leaders, the academic world, companies with social responsibility and public authorities for a strong, sustainable and inclusive impact.
India - AWI Sponsor Vimal Kumar
ASU School of Politics and Global Studies student Alyssa Porta (top right) worked virtually with the Movement for Scavenger Community-MSC, a nonprofit led by AWI Sponsor Vimal Kumar (bottom left) that works to change the narrative and reality of the caste system in India.