Study / Field Trips

Splash Projects lead study / field trips and expeditions to locations that would otherwise be inaccessible to students.

Participants take part in a case study – giving them an opportunity to apply what has been taught in class in a practical setting and / or participate in a Team Challenge or Leadership Challenge locally.  (Each study / field trip is bespoke and designed in conjunction with business school faculty – depending on requirements.).

Various activities can be included such as:

  • Meeting local entrepreneurs
  • Reviewing local business processes
  • Developing a business plan to improve current situation (competitive)
  • Improving infrastructure (e.g. execute project to manually bore water holes or develop school buildings)

Our study / field trips are usually a week to 10 days long.  The trip location can be in the same country as the business school or much further afield (e.g. Ghana, Zambia, Botswana, etc).  Each trip caters for 15+ students.

Our study / field trips give students the experience of a lifetime.  The skills gained include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Collaboration
  • Communication.

Example Study / Field Trip

In 2017, Splash Projects led students from Chinese University of Hong Kong on a field trip to Zambia. The objectives focussed on the sustainable development of local communities and the impact of water supply, hygiene, sanitation and crop development on the rural economy.   

In response to questions about the trip, the Associate Dean for the Graduate Programmes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Stephanie Villemagne, wrote:

What were the highlights of the CUHK Zambia itinerary?

The digging of a well with the students in the middle to nowhere to allow the local population access clean water.

What did you hope to achieve from the trip?

An understanding of local entrepreneurship and sanitation (water, toilet, etc.) as part of a society growth and development.

Did the field trip meet your expectations?

Far exceeded my and the students expectation

What did the students learn (that would have been difficult to teach on campus) and why was this important?

Access to clean water and proper sanitation together is key with education and proper institution to any country development.

What was the most unexpected thing that happened?

A storm in the midst of a safari that allowed students to learn not just about the African way of life but also develop a certain number of survival skills (how to sleep when everything is wet and animals are around close by)…

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INSEAD 20D MBA - Community Challenge Fontainebleau

The INSEAD Community Challenge in Fontainebleau saw the 20D MBA students revamp this outdoor space into an all-inclusive, wheelchair-accessible outdoor trail for the children of Croix-Rouge Française IME Clairefontaine. This new facility will give them a space to discover, use and enjoy with other children and staff of the centre

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INSEAD 20D MBA - Community Challenge Singapore

In January 2020, the students from INSEAD's 20D MBA in Singapore transformed an empty, unused outdoor space into a communal teaching and learning area for the women of CDE Singapore. The A6, A7 and A8 teams were all taken out of their comfort zones and put into an unfamiliar environment to discover the power of teams and experiment with their leadership styles. These types of experiences truly highlight the meaning of INSEAD for Good by benefitting the people and communities who are in need. 

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