Asad Ali is a 20-year-old medical student at the University of Oslo in Norway. His motivation for becoming a doctor is to help people. He says it’s the same desire that drove him to enroll in the Global Social Entrepreneurship Institute at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
The program, which starts on July 1, is meant to help Ali and 19 other college-aged students from Europe gain business skills to help alleviate poverty, foster economic development, and support communities in their homelands. The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which is sponsoring the institute, and the Fulbright Program, which offers grants for Americans to study abroad and for international students to study in the U.S., chose the participants, who come from across Europe, including Greece, Spain, and Portugal.