Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL)

Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 

In Winter Quarter 2018, UW Study Abroad will be offering Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): Indiaas a 15-credit course.

  • Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
  • Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
  • Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
  • Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING


Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, and climate change. The Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India is a new UW study abroad experience that empowers students to learn about Grand Challenges and propose and test solutions to them. The program offers an active, hands-on learning laboratory and is open to graduate and undergraduate junior and senior students from any department.


Learn more!  Information sessions are scheduled for:

March 7  Noon to 1:30pm, in More Hall 221

April 4     3:30-5pm, in More Hall 110

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For more information about GCIL India, visit


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