These Teens Mean Busine$$ Global Excursions

Applying social entrepreneurship skills in a country in need.

Students must have completed our Academy, Incubator, OR Summer Internship program. Students and staff travel to Gaborone, Botswana, where they have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they’ve learned in our other youth entrepreneurship programs. In Gaborone, they lead lessons in social entrepreneurship for orphaned and vulnerable adolescents at Stepping Stone International, before collectively developing and launching a small business that brings revenue to the Gaborone youth, families, and villages.

A 4-week summer business course for grades 9-12

Teens learn foundational business concepts, earn college credits, and make international friends in this youth entrepreneurship program. Over four weeks, teens virtually connect with high schoolers abroad, exploring business principles like management, finance, and marketing. The course concludes with intercultural groups working together to design and pitch presentations that highlight global issues and entrepreneurial ways to address them.
Design a business that uses your talents and helps society.
Become immersed in a rich cultural experience that sets the foundation for active global citizenship.
Meet and share your knowledge with youth and families in need.
Strengthen critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
Improve your confidence, self-responsibility, and cross-cultural awareness.
Have fun while developing friendships with teens around the world!
Gain an advantage on job and college applications due to the unique experience.
Earn a Madison College/CEOs Global Entrepreneur badge, which is equivalent to college courses and results in Madison College Prior Learning Credits. Also earn a Social Entrepreneur – Cultural Immersion badge.

Upcoming session

These Teens Mean Busine$$ Global Excursions – Summer 2023

Gaborone, Botswana
July 11-22, 2023
$4,500 all-inclusive; partial scholarships available

Program scholarships available

We provide need-based scholarships, awarding amounts based on household income and special financial circumstances. Call 608-298-6949 for more information and to request a scholarship application.

Hear from previous Global Excursions cohorts

Alyssa

Alyssa

Grade 11
The Global Excursion Program helped me learn more about culture, collaboration, and supporting others in a way I’ve never done before. During our trip to Africa, I learned how to give back in a more effective way. CEOs of Tomorrow helped me understand that entrepreneurship can be more than just starting a business and generating revenue.
Meg

Meg

Grade 10
The Global Excursion Program was more than just working with young people to bring in revenue to their families and the community. I had the opportunity to learn and share business principles to find solutions to educational problems faced by teens in Gaborone. This was a transformative experience for me to learn about other people and cultures while pursuing my passions for business and social change.
Tierra

Tierra

Grade 11
My experience with CEOs of Tomorrow has taught me how to overcome obstacles I have encountered in launching my own business. I was able to use my skills and experience to give other kids the resources to start a business and help their community as well. Learning about a different culture while also teaching and supporting others was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Abe

Abe

Grade 12
I was able to dig deeper into the social issues my peers in Africa are experiencing to help start a business and inspire their community. My goal was to learn and contribute as much as possible, and I learned as much from them as they learned from me. I hope to teach other young people valuable business and organization skills, as well as soft skills I have learned that will not only help in the classroom but in running a business.
Julio

Julio

Grade 12
As a student in the Global Excursion Program, I learned more about the culture and how children there can thrive and be empowered to improve their life situation. CEOs of Tomorrow has fueled my passion for activism and entrepreneurship. Now, thanks to the program, I feel like I can’t be held back from my own growth and dreams. I want to travel because it’s a beautiful experience that has taught me to appreciate what you have.
Sabrina

Sabrina

Grade 11
Participating in the Global Excursion Program enabled me to learn about a different culture, see a new perspective, and give teens the spark I was given two years ago when I first joined CEOs of Tomorrow and launched my own business. I was able to share how being an entrepreneur will help you adapt to different situations and know that mistakes don’t dictate your future — they help you learn and keep going.
Samira

Samaria

Grade 9
I wanted to participate in the Global Excursion Program because I enjoy learning new things and helping other people. CEOs of Tomorrow has taught me how to connect with people and get out of my comfort zone. I was able to give other teenagers a chance to experience what I did when I started my own business. Traveling to Africa and experiencing a different culture has been a dream come true.
Maria

Maria

Grade 9
I am so excited to have participated in the Global Excursion Program because I had the opportunity to apply what I have learned about entrepreneurship to help others in another country. Meeting new people and experiencing new cultures was so exciting to me. It will change my life forever!

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