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Design-thinking for Social Innovation Application

Design-Thinking for Social Innovation Program
March 21-30, 2019 || Stanford, California
Application Process
To see if this program is a good match, we want to know get to know you: your passion, motivation, interests and experiences! In the application, you can share about yourself [in English] in 3 sections:

  1. Background & Contact Information: Tell us some basics and how to reach you
  2. Deeper Questions: Share your story & show your personality through short essays OR video*
    If you're applying for the Enlight scholarship, you MUST make a video [<5min]. Click here for video tips.
    1. ​Please briefly describe your experience with design thinking, and tell us why you want to participate in a program focusing on design thinking
    2. During this program, you will work directly with Stanford students on design thinking projects. Through this cross-cultural exchange experience, what do you hope to contribute, and what do you hope to gain from collaborating with Stanford students?
    3. Please tell us a little about your hobbies or passions, your character, and your plans for the future
  3. ​​Interview Time Preference: The next step will be a 10-15 minute phone/skype interview with the Program Director a few days after the program deadline

How to Save Your Answers & Continue Later
  • After clicking "Next" below, a bar will appear at the top of the screen with the text "Save and continue later". Click on it and enter your email address.
  • You will receive an email* with a unique link to return to your application.
  • Please BOOKMARK THE LINK by pressing ⌘ + D (Mac) or CTL + D (PC), or SAVE THE EMAIL.
  • Anytime you wish to return to your application, use the link.
​✻ If you do not receive an email within a few minutes, check your spam folder. The email sender is Yi Zhang (, the subject is [Reminder] Don't forget to complete your VIA DSI Application.

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