Residential Programs

CSIS offers in-person residential retreats, fellowships, and trainings. Learn more about our current and prior offerings here.

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GSIH is a free program for social entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs with an active social venture.

Who this is for: Anyone who has completed the Penn’s Coursera in Social Impact Strategy and who has an active social venture or works in social impact.

Global Social Impact House
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Penn Social Impact Lab (PIL) is a 1-credit course for current Penn students. This course takes place during two virtual sessions in December and a required one-week residency off-site during winter break.

Who this is for: PIL is for any current graduate students at Penn pursuing any course of study.

Penn Social Impact Lab

Past Program

The Innovation Summit is a 3 day residential program for CSIS alumni or referred friends, hosted at a mineral springs resort in California. We’ll celebrate CSIS’ 5 year anniversary with interactive workshops, outdoor exploration, community building, and phenomenal keynote speakers.

Who this is for: Any alum of a CSIS program or affiliated partner program (NAS, AFS, Ortner Center), and anyone referred by an alum.

CSIS 5 Year Summit
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Past Program

The Impact+ House is for any CSIS alumni or affiliate partners, and their teammates. We invite teams of 2-5 people for a professional development retreat in the hills of Vermont.

Who this is for: Any teams of 2-5 people, including at least 1 alum of CSIS or an affiliated partner.

Impact+ House

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CSIS Doctoral Fellows are current PhD students from institutions around the world who come to Penn for one month of joint study and writing in a small cohort of 5-8 doctoral candidates. Fellows will leave the program with a paper ready to submit for publishing.

Who this is for: Current PhD students studying in any field studying social impact.

Doctoral Fellows

Past Program

The Penn-Columbia Social Impact House (PSIH) was designed for Penn and Columbia students and graduates working on social impact ventures. The program launched in 2013 and ran until 2017. PSIH is not currently active.

CSIS offered this program for students and alumni of the University of Pennsylvania and/or Columbia University.

Penn-Columbia Social Impact House

Past Program

CSIS offered the IDEO U Impact House in 2016 to high-achieving IDEO U online learners and teaching assistants. The cohort convened in Sonoma, CA for a week of intensive learning featuring Penn faculty and top IDEO coaches and facilitators.

This program was offered in 2016. There are no current plans to offer the program again.

IDEO U Impact House