About Generation Changemaker

Generation Changemaker is the University's study abroad programme with a focus on climate action or innovation and entrepreneurship.

Is Generation Changemaker for me?

If you get excited about exploring creative solutions to global problems and working with your peers to take meaningful action, while immersing yourself in a new culture and country, then Generation Changemaker is for you!

This opportunity is currently available for study abroad students coming to the University of Auckland from the following partners.

  • Arcadia University
  • The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
  • Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)
  • Academic Programs International (API)
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Minnesota
  • International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
  • International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Please contact your home study abroad office about your eligibility to participate in the programme.

Climate action

Drawing on human-centered design techniques, this weekend-long workshop will focus on climate action. You’ll learn about how modern life generally and studying abroad specifically contribute to the emissions which cause global warming. You will be given practical tips and tools to reduce your personal ecological footprint and to consider your own changemaker profile and where you can make the most impact.

Innovation and entreneurship

A weekend ideas-hack designed to ignite the entrepreneur within you. You’ll come up with solutions to some of the biggest environmental, social, and cultural issues of our time – based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. You’ll get to be a part of an entrepreneurially-minded community who is interested in making a difference.