Study in the entrepreneurship hub of the world. 


program overview


fall 2017 semester

The program runs September 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017.


Silicon Valley

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.

Program Description

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


Company Treks

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:


Business development

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

SessionApplication Reviewing PeriodFinal Notification DateSession Dates
Fall 2017December 1 – July 1July 30September 11 – December 15

Not your average learning experience



 Module 1 

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

CostStatusCredits IssuedUSA (i20)
$14,000 + tuitionin-state tuition 12x
$15,000 + tuitionout-of state international12Yes


Fees Include:

  • All registration fees

  • Instructional costs for up to 6 undergraduate credits

  • Welcome orientation

  • Housing

  • Books and supplies

  • Program-planned excursions/group activities

  • Draper University t-shirt

  • Notebook


Does Not Include:

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Passport

  • Food (except as noted)

  • Personal travel/activity money

  • Personal spending money

  • University-assessed fees (e.g., technology fee)

  • Course-related fees (except as noted)


Financing Options

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!

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