Students take a photo in Bangalore, India

Acara is a program for people interested in learning about and developing innovative solutions to the world’s  “Grand Challenges”: the tough, seemingly unsolvable problems facing humanity (climate change, food insecurity, lack of access to clean water and energy, improper sanitation, gender empowerment, racial inequality). We offer courses, study abroad programs, fellowships and competitions that give students the opportunity to:

Explore and understand real world challenges.

Develop skills to design innovative, scalable, impactful and financially-viable solutions to a problem.

Become effective in project-based teamwork, leadership, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Secure financial resources to collaborate with domestic and international mentors and experts to help develop solutions beyond our programs.

Learn more about Acara’s history and philosophy.

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