About Bridge Year

BRIDGE YEAR OVERVIEW


OPENING RETREAT

Meet your fellow Bridge Year participants and build a foundation for your personal and collective transformation. In the peaceful outskirts of Phoenix, AZ, you will gain an overview of social enterprise, prepare for practicum placement interviews, refine your leadership and storytelling skills, and explore your mind body connection. We will spend this time at the Arcosanti Retreat Center – a living laboratory of innovative design, community, and environmental accountability.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PRACTICUM

In your home city, you will participate in placement interviews and online business seminars to prepare you for the practicum experience. As a practicum student at a social enterprise or B-Corp team, you will see how passion and a sense of social responsibility can enhance any business enterprise. The practicum offers an immersive experience through which you can apply your unique gifts within a business context and understand how social enterprises practically balance the triple bottom line — people, planet, and profit.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

During the practicum period, you will enhance your business skills and develop as a transformational leader through our online learning platform. You can participate in relevant business seminars and conduct self-directed research. You will share each week through a short video presentation of what you learned through the practicum experience. You will be refining your storytelling skills and learning from best practices of your peers and mentors. By the finale session, you will have seen how your own talents, interests and insights can be successfully adapted to a socially responsible business enterprise.

FINALE

Rejoining your Sansori peers in a beautiful natural setting, you will have space to integrate your experience and celebrate your journey ahead. As a graduate of the Sansori Bridge Year, you will discover a new kind of clarity and purpose in life, combining creativity, personal empowerment and a sense of social responsibility. You will also join a global network of Sansori alumnae/i! Participate in alumnae/i retreats, workshops and online hangouts.

Your Bridge Year Experience


Meet your
peers & leading social
entrepreneurs. Social
enterprise workshops, refine
leadership & storytelling skills,
explore your mind body
connection, prepare
for practicum.
Opening Retreat
Meet your
prospective practicum
mentor & explore ways
of working together that will
be mutually beneficial & allow
you to gain training and
insights you seek.
Practicum Placement
Gain inside
knowledge of a social
enterprise. Discover ways
to apply your strengths in a
business context &
develop skills to work
collaboratively and
independently.
Practicum
Concurrent with
practicum, weekly
online seminars foster your
business understanding of
financial statements,
marketing & branding,
customer service, and
organizational dynamics.
Online Seminars
Reflect on your
Sansori experience,
plan concrete steps to
a meaningful career,
and celebrate your
journey.
Closing Retreat
Tap into Sansori’s
global network of
changemakers. Professional
development workshops and
career placement services
available to Bridge Year
alumni/ae.
Sansori Network