FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

THE UNSCHOOLS 10TH EMERGING LEADERS FELLOWSHIP IS IN KUCHING, MAYLAYSIA!

NOVEMBER 17TH - 23RD, 2019


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A 7-DAY IMMERSIVE BRAIN-ACTIVATING ADVENTURE IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF KUCHING!

The Kuching Fellowship Program will take a cohort of purpose-driven creative rebels and change agents from around the world on a week-long adventure to explore social change, systems thinking, creative interventions and all things sustainability. This program counts for 30 points in our certification tracking system.

Many of our past fellowship participants activated their creativity and their networks to get to the UnSchool by way of crowd-funding and employer sponsorships. When there's a will, there's a way – so don't let the tuition cost deter you from applying.

With our commitment to being accessible, we also offer scholarships to local applicants on a case-by-case basis. The scholarship funds go quickly so make sure to apply quickly! 


READ ABOUT HOW ALUMNI GOT TO UNSCHOOL


WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND A FELLOWSHIP? 

Popping up all around the world, our fellowship programs offer unique and intense learning experiences. If you join us as a fellow, you'll embark on a series of unforgettable adventures with a group of like-minded, whip-smart people. Top that off with excellent cerebral stimulation and the discovery of game-changing skills for active participation and social change making.

AND, of course, you'll get to meet and hang out with amazing mentors from a variety of fields as they share their secrets to success. Yep, that's what happens at the UnSchool fellowship, and it's as amazing as it sounds!

Kuching, Malaysia (photo: Wikipedia)

Kuching, Malaysia (photo: Wikipedia)

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YOUR WEEK

We start out in a common meeting spot and from there, you will be taken on a whirlwind journey full of discovery and brain-expanding adventures.

We curate each fellowship to highlight the location we have chosen, and seek out the best and brightest examples of like-minded businesses, organizations, fellow change-makers and institutions to expose you new ideas and approaches. In between adventures, mentor sessions and meals, we pack your brain with the Disruptive Design Method for up-skilling your toolset for activating positive social change.


About the program mentorS

Jeremy McKane, San Francisco mentor, giving the fellows a hand during the 24hr challenge.

Jeremy McKane, San Francisco mentor, giving the fellows a hand during the 24hr challenge.

During the week, you will engage in mentor sessions led by industry experts, thought leaders and experienced practitioners who are invited to share their knowledge and experiences in creating change with you.

We've had futurists, an astronaut (!), award winning designers, social entrepreneurs, strategists and innovators, all at the top of their fields.

This is an invaluable opportunity to engage with some of the most engaging and exciting humans in the world, all hyper-active in implementing game changing projects.


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Leyla Acaroglu

Sustainability provocateur Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As an award winning designer, sociologist, and entrepreneur, she developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete.

Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a 1.2 million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social change through creative interventions.  

As a designer, her works such as Design Play Cards, Game Changer Game, Secret Life of Things, Designercise, and the AIGA Gender Equity Toolkit, are at the forefront of activated experience design. She has authored several handbooks for change makers and continues to agitate for new ways of solving complex social problems through beautifully designed interventions. Leyla’s creative work is highly acclaimed, being featured in a permanent exhibition in the Leonardo di Vinci museum in Milan and earning commissions from the National Gallery of Victoria.  Leyla was named Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Program in 2016. 

 

WONDERING ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN UNSCHOOL FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE? TAKE A PEEK AT WHAT WENT DOWN DURING OUR BERLIN AND SAN FRANCISCO PROGRAMS: 


THE FOOD

With the UnSchool focus on sustainability and brain-building, all our programs are plant-based and strive to be as waste free as possible.

Three beautiful, brain-feeding, delicious and bountiful meals a day are provided, and we are big on in-between snacks.

Constant, regular, delicious snacks to keep you fuelled up and energetic! And, there is also always a pancake breakfast, because... pancakes.

24HOUR CHALLENGE 

Developed with an organisation local to the host city, we run a 24hr real-world design challenge for our fellows to apply the Disruptive Design Method to a social or environmental issue. 

Mentors and lead educators are on hand to help throughout, and when the 24 hours are up, the teams pitch their ideas to a panel of mentor and client representative judges. This high pressure environment challenges the fellows to collaboratively apply what they have learned in solving a common quest.


Want to learn more about the UnSchool Fellowships? Check the link below for all the details!

The fellowship in Christchurch, New Zealand

The fellowship in Christchurch, New Zealand



INVESTMENT 

The fellowship program is relevant for any industry and professional background.

Our growing community of 100+ people comes from 28 countries. The only requirement is that you have a burning passion and desire to actively participate in leading positive change!

What's on the menu?

  • A 7 day immersive learning adventure jam-packed with activities, classes, events, workshops and tours

  • Pre-fellowship preparation courses at our online school so you arrive ready to go!

  • Each day is a full 12 hours of activation oriented experiences (put all your emails on hold!)

  • Group and one on one mentorship with industry leaders (we've had astronauts and futurists in previous programs!)

  • Meet a super diverse group of people who want to change the world just as much as you

  • 3 sustainable, colourful, delicious plant based meals a day (most days, 2 are free nights to explore!)

  • After the fellowship, you become part of our growing alumni group of activated change agents from 20 countries around the world. This gives you access to our mentors, and alumni only opportunities such as hosting programs, apprenticeships and many other exciting leadership opportunities

scholarships and payment plans

As part of our effort to make our programs equitable, we offer both scholarships and payment plans. Once our selection is made, we offer a limited number of scholarships, which are awarded based on demonstrated need.

Since we started our immersive programs in 2015, we have given +40 recipients over $120K of scholarships to our programs. Fill in the appropriate spot on the application to register your interest.

Tuition is $2500USD, available in payment plans to all fellows granted a place in the program.


CAN’T JOIN US IN KUCHING?

Take our courses in Systems Thinking, Sustainable Design, Circular Economy and much more at our online school to get ready for the next level!