Study in the entrepreneurship hub of the world.
fall 2017 semester
The program runs September 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017.
Get connected to world's hottest startup ecosystem and lifelong access to the Draper Ecosystem.
$14,000 + tuition
Includes accommodations, access to Silicon Valley's conferences, 1:1 mentor, 50+ workshops.
Each fall and spring semester, we offer undergraduate students the opportunity to study abroad in Silicon Valley at Draper University’s campus, located in San Mateo, CA. The experience exposes you to the diverse Bay Area business community, ranging from established organizations to the startup scene of Silicon Valley. Students participate in alumni networking events, company treks, consulting projects, and offsite tours while earning 14 credits.
This program is open to all interested students
You’ll travel throughout the Bay Area to explore and learn from Prestigious Fortune 100 companies and rapidly growing startups. Previous company treks included visits to AirBnb, Google, Facebook, Nasa, Zynga, and Tesla.
Between our extensive speaker network, industry expert mentors, local alumni, or the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, you’ll have chances to make connections throughout the semester. You’ll attend Bay Area networking events, and join those hosted by Draper University. Past events have included:
Panel on Applying to Top Accelerators, hosted by Draper University
Fireside Chat with Guy Kawasaki, hosted at General Assembly in San Francisco
Fireside Chat with Biz Stone, Cofounder of Twitter, hosted at Hero City coworking space
HustleCon, hosted by The Hustle at Paramount Theater
Startup Grind Global Conference, hosted in Redwood City
Bring your product concept to life by participating in specialized workshops in lean startup methodology, marketing automation, sales, public speaking, and business pitching. You’ll receive weekly mentor sessions alongside Draper University’s program coordinators and external industry experts to help you accelerate your ideas.
Session and application dates
|Session||Application Reviewing Period||Final Notification Date||Session Dates|
|Fall 2017||December 1 – July 1||July 30||September 11 – December 15|
Not your average learning experience
here's WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT...
Unleash your superhero within
Master leadership and personal acceleration.
Plan for sustainability
Learn everything about fundraising and finance.
Design and code a better future
Code, prototype and design products.
Go get them!
Become or join a venture-backed company.
Evangelize your vision
Become a sales, growth-hacking and PR guru.
BD & mentorship
1:1 coaching from our network of entrepreneurs and VC mentors.
Program Fees & Financing
|Cost||Status||Credits Issued||USA (i20)|
|$14,000 + tuition||in-state tuition||12||x|
|$15,000 + tuition||out-of state international||12||Yes|
All registration fees
Instructional costs for up to 6 undergraduate credits
Books and supplies
Program-planned excursions/group activities
Draper University t-shirt
Does Not Include:
Food (except as noted)
Personal travel/activity money
Personal spending money
University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)
Course-related fees (except as noted)
We often hear that one of your biggest concerns is how to fund your study abroad experience. This is certainly a valid consideration, and we want you to know that there is money available.
We strongly encourage you to have a look at the numerous scholarship and grant opportunities available to you at your home institution. Remember: it's never too early to start planning!