Nina Angeles, SSH’15, a staff member in the Social Enterprise Institute, has received a Fulbright scholarship to study social enterprise in Jordan.
Nina Angeles, SSH’15, experienced a rich variety of global learning opportunities in Jordan throughout her undergraduate studies. She first co-oped at the Jordan River Foundation, a community development nongovernmental organization with a mission to engage Jordanians to meet their economic potential, in 2012. She returned to Amman, Jordan, in the summer of 2014 for a research project and began her senior year studying abroad to learn Arabic while also running an English language program for young Palestinian refugees.
In September, she will return to Jordan for a third time—thanks to her recently awarded Fulbright scholarship. For her Fulbright research, Angeles plans to leverage her background in international affairs and human services—her combined major at Northeastern—as well as the knowledge of social enterprise she gained from working with microbusinesses in South African townships, an opportunity made possible by the university’s Social Enterprise Institute. Her work will explore the impact of social enterprise on Jordan’s stateless Gaza refugees by examining how their fledgling businesses affect their ability to improve their economic standing.
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