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Program Dates

February 16 - April 13, 2025 

Olivia Walker

Editor in Chief


8 Weeks, Online
4 Hours a Week
7 Days Abroad

Dan Mitchell 

Assistant Manager

Program Fee


Flexible payment plans available.
Scholarships Available!

Tess Andersen

Art Director

Dates Abroad

March 24 - 30, 2025

Noah Patterson

Programming Editor

About Program

International Innovators - CR 2025

The International Innovators Program by ONGO provides a unique opportunity for to gain a global perspective. Our program helps develop critical thinking, intercultural proficiency, and leadership skills while studying abroad. We offer practical experiences that prepare participants for successful careers in a dynamic global workforce or further developing their entrepreneurial skills. With ONGO, you'll broaden your horizons and become a global citizen while obtaining invaluable experience in your field.

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Innovators Program

Learn Abroad on our Global Immersion Program's trip to Costa Rica!

This Program is Ideal For:

Exploring Nature

The Global Visionary

A forward-thinking student passionate about making a global impact, eager to explore diverse cultures, and collaborate with peers worldwide. This program aligns with their ambition for practical international experiences and a global network.

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The Emerging Entrepreneur

A budding business leader with a strong interest in entrepreneurship, seeking hands-on global experience, and aiming to thrive in the competitive global marketplace. This program offers them real-world projects, networking, and entrepreneurial growth.

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The Cultural Explorer

A student valuing cultural diversity, curious about the world, and eager to immerse in foreign cultures. This program allows them to travel, explore exotic destinations, and develop cultural empathy while becoming a thoughtful global citizen.

Program Orientation and Introduction

Applied Learning Tools and Resources

Project Formation and Hypothesis Development

Weekly Progress and Development

Program Modules:

Pre-Departure Preparation

On-Site Immersion in Costa Rica

Real-World Implementation

Post-Trip Reflection and Reporting

Meet the Team

 Our program is led by expert directors, bolstered by mentors, guest speakers, on-the-ground staff, and global partners to enrich each cohort's experience.

Key Takeaways


What is the duration of each module in the program? Each module is designed to last 1-2 weeks, allowing participants to delve deeply into the topic while balancing other professional or academic commitments.

Do I need any prior business or entrepreneurial experience to enroll? No prior experience is necessary. The program is structured to accommodate individuals at various stages of their entrepreneurial journey, from beginners to those looking to enhance their existing business skills.

How much time commitment is required per week for this program? Participants should expect to dedicate approximately 5-10 hours per week. This includes time for lectures, readings, project work, and collaboration with peers.

Is there any certification provided upon completion of the program? Yes, upon successfully completing the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion, and reference letter which can be added to your professional portfolio or LinkedIn profile. Applicable credit will be applied through your Study Abroad Center.

Can I access the program materials after the course ends? Yes, all participants will have access to the program materials for six months following the conclusion of the course, ensuring you can review content and continue learning at your own pace.

Are there any interactive elements or peer collaboration in the program? The program includes interactive webinars, group projects, and peer-reviewed assignments to foster collaboration and networking among participants.

What type of support and resources are available during the program? Support includes access to mentorship from industry experts, technical assistance from our help desk, and resource materials available through our online platform. Additionally, there are optional weekly Q&A sessions with instructors.

Is there a community or network I can join as part of the program? Yes, all participants gain membership to our exclusive alumni network, which provides ongoing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional growth post-completion.