• Course Tuition and Travel Costs

    Add to the toolbox you have been building for a lifetime.

    DSIL Executive Course |

    Total Cost = USD$4995.00

    The total DSIL Course experience includes:

    • One-way flight from course countries on 2 Country field Immersions.
    • 9 nights accommodation, most meals, full in-country transportation
    • Lectures with guest speakers, intensive workshops led by external and internal teams, and program relevant cultural activities 
    • 2 Coaching sessions from our Berkeley-trained team in personal or professional development (1 during and 1 after the immersion Course + opportunity to continue)
    • Acces to the 2017 Virtual Classroom + the 2016 Classroom 
    • 12 DSIL Challenges
    •  Program + Administrative costs
    • Academic Certificate in the Practice of Design Thinking, Innovation, and Leadership from the Centre for Executive Education (UN Mandated- CEE) 
    • Access to the DSIL Ecosystem where the DSIL Community connects, build ideas together, and offer support.


    Field Immersion Program Cost Does Not Include:
    Your transportation/airfare to and from Asia, cost of visas to Cambodia/Thailand/ Philippines/Myanmar/Indonesia/Taiwan, travel and health insurance, other personal expenses.

    Virtual Classroom Course |

    Total Cost= USD $845.00

    The total cost includes...

    • Access to the 2017 Virtual Classroom (15 live sessions) + the 2016 sessions
    • Access to 8 DSIL Challenges + staff support
    • The Certificate in Design Thinking, Innovation and Leadership - Virtual Classroom from the Centre for Executive Education (UN Mandated-CEE)
    • Program Fee
    • Administrative Costs 
    • Access to the DSIL Ecosystem where the DSIL Community connects, build ideas together, participate in peer mentorship and offers support
  • Get Funded!

    The DSIL Course started as a start-up social enterprise and is growing every year. We are continually discussing this question: How might we remain sustainable to support healthy lifestyles of our staff and for the communities we work within, as well as help make education financially accessible to everyone in the world? The DSIL community, alumni and partners have helped design some innovative ways of thinking of solutions in the past 3 years.

    Crowd Funding

    Crowdfunding is a powerful tool that opens new opportunities for giving and receiving!


    Build your skills starting now with our open Classroom on crowdfunding here. Our great friend Steph, who helped build Start Some Good, will offer some tips on crowd-fund successfully! See what are alumni did as well for inspiration and have fun with it!

    Tuition Sharing

    Give a little more to support someone else in joining.


    Each application allows for participants to share any amount to help another participant come who may have higher financial restrictions. In 2016, 2 participants made it because of the generosity of others on their tracks.

    Work Sponsorship

    Ask your HR department to support you and bring your learning back to your work and train others!


    The DSIL Course is a professional development course with a certification, so many of our Alumni come with the support of their companies who see the value in increasing these competencies. All of what you learn will be transferable to your project teams and organization at home. Try something else besides traditional one-day training where there is little interaction and explore how that affects the depth of your learning and daily practice. Besides, there is learning in simply traveling and being open to something new!

    Get going early and be a recipient of a global grant!

    There are initiatives around the world who strongly believe in empowering people through education and are looking to financially support motivated individuals in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Get out of the house and go talk to people, do a google search and make a phone call, or get curious about your local Rotary Club, Americorps Grants, and other orgs around the world to see where you may build connections! We have some more ideas that may pave a way here.

    Company CSR

    Invite your company to support you + 1 who needs it out of the hundreds that apply to the course.


    CSR initiatives can be hollow and other can have a huge impact no matter how small the giving. Explore if your company is willing to donate scholarships with you that will allow more people from different socio-economic levels to come, enriching the course and knowledge at the table.

    Bring a fellow learner for less

    We believe in the power of learning together. Apply together with a friend, teammate, or fellow changemaker. You will each receive $500.00 USD off after you both receive invitations to register.

    Applies to Field Immersion Course Only.


    Alone we can do little, together we can do much. - Helen Keller

    Give an unforgettable experience as a gift

    Learning lasts a long time especially -if it's experiential! #dsilstory

    Other ideas? We are open ears! Shoot us an email.