Semesp and Laspau once again bring an innovative program that aims to strengthen the leadership capacity of Brazilian students. The program will take 50 Brazilian students to the city of Cambridge, Massachussetts, to learn successful experiences directly from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The three-day program will develop leadership skills, enabling the students to become references in the academic projects of their respective higher education institutions in tech, environmental, social and entrepreneurial areas.

Students will participate in five workshops that will develop skills such as leadership, persuasion, visual communication, creativity, entrepreneurship, and public speaking. In guided visits to the mentioned institutions, they will be able to learn and exchange experiences directly with the leading students of each of these visits. At the end of the program, participants will return to Brazil to apply the tools learned and develop their activity as leaders of the 21st century, with greater dynamism and effectiveness.

Group shipment in Brazil

Arrival and check-in at Hi Boston Hostel

Guidance and introduction – Laspau team

Workshop 1: Leadership Development for the 21st Century
Speaker: John Paul Rollet – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Business School

Workshop 2: Team of interdisciplinary ideas: Innovation in Brazil
Speaker: Colleen Silva-Hayden – Academic Management of Innovation Program, Laspau affiliated with Harvard University

Workshop 3: Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Ecosystem
Lecturer: Dr. Ramón Sánchez Piña – Director of Sustainable Technologies and Health Program, Harvard University School of Public Health

Workshop 4: Collaboration, problem solving and learning based on learning through error.
Group Activity

Workshop 1: Communication & verbal and non-verbal expression
Speaker: Thomas Derrah – Lecturer in Theater, Dance and Media at Harvard University

Tour by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), guided by local students

Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts

Tour by Harvard University, guided by local students

Workshop 1: Development of creativity and innovation
Lecturers: Dr. Leo Burd – Director of Lifelong Kindergarden e Rachel Gaber from the media lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Workshop 2: Presentation of the interdisciplinary ideas of the group: innovating in Brazil
Group Activity

Closing Ceremony and Certification

Free day

Return to Brazil

  • 5 live workshops 2-hour each, including preparatory resources at Harvard Campus;
  • Guided tours to Harvard University and MIT;
  • 5 nights accommodation in Hostel (with shared room);
  • 3 lunches, 1 dinner and coffee breaks during the program;
  • Transfer airport / hotel / airport;
  • Bus transfer for 2 visits outside Harvard University campus;
  • Local transportation by public transport.

IES associated with Semesp – USD 2,320

IES not associated with Semesp – USD 2,700

Both amounts can be split up to 6x on credit card



Tel.: (+55 11) 2122-4255 / 9-9955-9412