Striving for a better future?
Learn sustainability skills, build your global network, and advance your career with one of our virtual Bootcamps with real-world impact.
Global Sustainability Project Bootcamps
The interdisciplinary, project-based Bootcamp that thousands
have done to learn how to tackle global sustainability challenges!
Our goal is make our fully-virtual Bootcamps accessible to learners from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and geographies. For that reason, we work with faculties and schools at dozens of university and colleges around the world to cover the costs for their students (search to see if yours is already partnered). We're also working with a growing number of corporate partners to provide opportunities for their early career professionals.
You can absolutely participate, even if your school/faculty or company is not currently a partner! After you apply, we'll share guidance and support on ways you might get your organisation involved, as well as on other funding sources you might explore. We also run a lottery ahead of every Bootcamp to grant a small number of partial and full scholarships; any accepted learners who have been unable to cover the cost in other ways are automatically entered.
Some of our current and recent higher ed partners:
Hear what our graduates and experts say...
“I learned to think critically about the interrelationships between... different factors, and develop the skills needed to identify and address complex sustainability challenges”
4th Year Student
Our participants on the value of their How to Change the World experience
Our graduates on how their Bootcamp experience helped their careers
“I found the interdisciplinary and interuniversity aspects to be extremely valuable, as this is not an opportunity regularly offered”
4th Year Student
Our experts on the value of the Bootcamp for students
“Working with an amazing, passionate, intelligent and interdisciplinary group of people. By far my favourite group work experience ever.”
3rd Year Student
Engineering Masters Student, University of Waterloo
What is our Global Sustainability Project Bootcamp?
During our intensive virtual bootcamps, students from across disciplines and higher education institutions work together to tackle a challenge faced by a real community somewhere across the world. All our bootcamps are based on the highly-acclaimed How to Change the World course at University College London (UCL), which runs annually for over 1000 students.
How will gaining sustainability skills support your career?
Since 2017, there has been a 36-fold increase in companies setting sustainability targets. The bad news? Only 17% of these companies say they have employees with the skills they need to start even making progress towards reaching these targets. The good news? Millions of jobs are being created specifically to focus on nature-positive solutions.
You have the passion and drive to tackle sustainability challenges but you need experiential opportunities that provide the skills and hands-on experience that companies are looking for. Our bootcamps equip you with these mindsets, frameworks and skills through practical, real-world experience.
"The hands-on experience of tackling a problem and designing a solution was amazing. It was just like a trailer to the entrepreneurial journey.”
Engineering Masters Student
In collaboration with other students, educators and experts, your team will engage with local community leaders and representatives to co-develop innovative ideas that can have real impact on the sustainability challenges their community is facing.
Work with Diverse Colleagues
You will meet and work in a team with exceptional colleagues from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds and cultures.
Be Guided by
Your team will be guided by a diverse array of world-class educators, and mentored by a global network of leading experts.
Develop The Skills Employers Need
From human-centered design to digital collaboration you will develop the mindset, skills and ability to thrive in a dynamic professional world.
Tackle Real-world Challenges
Your team will explore and tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals in partnership with real local representatives.
When you complete our Bootcamp, you gain lifelong access to our global network! Our rapidly growing network of alumni, experts and higher education partners provides a dynamic environment that supports careers with sustainable impact.
From guided learning experiences and mentorship to peer-to-peer learning opportunities, we work with our community members to foster a culture of continuous learning.
Our growing network helps you discover new ways to have an impact, from finding your dream job to connecting with partners that can help you build your venture.
Meet diverse colleagues from around the word, engage in conversations to share your experience and knowledge, and collaborate with new teammates to make lasting impact.
"I learned how to work through real complex problems and received guidance from people who do this on a regular basis."
Business Masters Student
All university & college students – from first-year undergrad to PhD – along with recent graduates and early-career professionals are warmly welcome to apply and participate.
We aim to review and respond to all applications within two weeks, though at peak periods it can take up to four weeks.
Available spots in our Bootcamps are allocated on first-come-first-served basis, moderated by considerations of diversity.
Once a given Bootcamp is full, additional approved applicants will be put on the waitlist in case a spot becomes available.