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MTA Summer Study Series

Social Innovation Program

 Innovative Solutions to face the great challenges of today

Program Dates: July 23-August 10 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED: June 16th, 2023   Application

Designed for undergraduates interested in Social Innovation and the impact on  Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Technology. Looking to tackle societal/global challenges.

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Course Highlights 

​Intro to Social Innovation- full course

  • Develop a personal outlook in the face of the significant global challenges of the 21st century.

  • Deepen understanding of global social, environmental, and economic challenges.

  • Gain familiarity with concepts and theories in the fields of social innovation, social finance, and social entrepreneurship.


Tech for Good- mini course

  • Provide a theoretical overview of important issues related to technology, society and the relationship between them, with particular emphasis on the roles of governments, businesses and AI.

  • Discuss the fundamental concepts of technology and social impact through theoretical and practical lenses.

  • Expose students to a variety of perspectives and analyses.


Leading Impact Strategies- mini course 

  • Understand the concept of social-environmental-economic problems through systemic thinking.

  • Practice practical tools for analyzing complex problems: The 5 Whys Method; the Glacier Model; Impact Gaps Canvas.

  • Implement practical tools for planning and designing social impact project: Theory of Change.

  • Experience teamwork.

  • Gain practical experience in developing and presenting a social impact strategy.

*Program details are subject to change

Tuition Fee & Costs:

  • Tuition, $1700 USD

  • Participants are responsible for:

    • Flights

    • Housing 

    • Transportation to and from the airport

    • Meals

    • Health Insurance (must be submitted before arrival)


Admission Requirements:

  • One year completed from an accredited College or University

  • If not native English Speaker, English Language Proficiency of B2

  • GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

Location & Transportation

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The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo (MTA) is a mid-sized public college located in the heart of Yaffo, a rich and diverse community, minutes away from the beach.

Classes will be in-person on the MTA campus with full access to the campus amenities including 2 libraries, computer labs, and study rooms. 


Bus & Train

Pay with Rav-Kav (a reusable Public transportation card) or with apps like Moovit
Electric Scooters

Located in designated areas around the city.  Companies incl: Wind, Bird, Lime, Dott, Leo

Download the desired scooter app prior to use.   
Green City Bikes

Accessible from stations around the city through the use of a credit card. 

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