DSIL AUGUST Update for Particpants

Here's What You Need to Know Before We Kick off August 18th:

Get Ready for the Launch!

Be sure you are in the loop before our live launch next week! In this August update you will find:

•Virtual Classroom Session 1 Launch

•Virtual Classroom Prep Flyers and Meeting Links

•Pre-Course Survey Part B- due August 26th!

•2015 #TAKEDSILGLOBAL Social Entrepreneurs

•Field Immersion Arrival Reminder

•Visa Letter Reminder

•DSIL 'Challenges' Reminder

•DSIL 2015 Facebook Group

•Profile Picture Reminder

•Online Community Building

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email team@dsilglobal.com

Get ready for the launch of VC Session 1: Tuesday, 8/18 @ 9am ICT/Bangkok

We are excited to get DSIL started- see the first session flyer here to get ready. Be sure you are ready by reviewing the session flyer and accessing the meeting link password from pax.dsilglobal.com.

Please prepare to log in 10 minutes BEFORE the scheduled start to being logged in to the virtual classroom on time.

Virtual Classroom Session Flyers @ pax.dsilglobal.com

Note, links to the flyers are also available on vc.dsilglobal.com

New: 2015 Virtual Classroom Flyers and Webinar Links Ready!

As you know this year the Virtual Classroom has speakers from around the world. Get ready for the launch by checking out the online flyers- all are listed at vc.dsilglobal.com and pax.dsilglobal.com. Remember you will need a password to enter the live online sessions- this available at pax.dsilglobal.com. Also, be sure to read the VC Participant Guide and Get Started + FAQ docs if you haven't already.

NEW: Pre-Course Survey PART B

Please support us in our efforts to assess and improve the quality of our programming by asking you some detailed questions. This survey is primarily multiple choice, on the topics of innovation, leadership and HCD- and should take no longer 10-15 minutes. Get started here- thank you for completing by August 26th!

NEW: #TAKEDSILGLOBAL Scholarship + Scale Crowdfunding Campaign

Join #TAKEDSILGLOBAL, by August 21st to raise 'last-mile' funding for dynamic 2015 applicants rich in vision and in need of additional financial support to join this fall. You can see their stories from Nepal, South Africa, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Catalonia, Philippines, US, and Belgium - spread the word to your communities!

REMINDER: Your Arrival Details Please

We are excited that you will soon be on your way and arriving to Bangkok for the TRACK A/C field immersion program blocks and Phnom Phen for Track X. Please be sure you submit this form at least 10 days BEFORE the starts of your fieldwork track. This form is also on pax.dsilglobal.com

REMINDER: Do you need a formal letter for a Visa?

Please be sure you are ready to enter your field immersion countries; some of you may need a specific visa. Please check directly and note the country info sheets at pax.dsilglobal.com have links to resources. Should you need a custom letter please email team@dsilglobal.com ; subject line: 'Visa Letter Request- Your Name- Your DSIL Track'.
DSIL Participant Website

Note, this is a password protected website. All fully registered participants should have already received the password in a separate email.


This online site is designed to be a one-stop-shop of information to prepare all DSIL participants for the online and field journey. Note, this is a password protected website. All fully registered participants should have already received the password in a separate email- please email team@dsilglobal.com if you have not gotten your password yet!

Reminder: DSIL 'Challenges'

The "DSIL Challenges" were created to deepen your learning as you begin your 'DSIL Journey' all the way through to the end. The challenge will require you to be intentional and reflective. They will also require you to show engagement with your community. Many challenges will require you to lean on others in order complete them.

In total there are 12 'Challenges':

  • 4 Pre-Course Challenges (for everyone before August 18th)
  • 4 Field Immersion (for during Tracks A/B/C/X only)
  • 4 Post-Immersion (for everyone after December 11th)

Read more about them here.

Head's Up: The 4 pre-course challenges need to be taken care of before you arrive to the field immersion.

REMINDER: DSIL 2015 Facebook Group

Join here by August 4th - we will change it to a closed group after this date.

Reminder: Your Online Profile Picture

Thank you to everyone who has emailed their online profile picture that can be uploaded to community.dsilglobal.com. If you haven't sent your photo, please do so asap- email team@dsilglobal.com with: [profile picture- your name -your track] in the subject line. We will post the photos once we receive them from everyone- we are still missing some!


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