Collège et Lycée Saint-Charles

Summer Entrepreneurship Institute

Saint-Charles is hosting an Entrepreneurship Institute this summer for students ages 14-18.

Institut d’entrepreneuriat d’été

Saint-Charles realized that there is a lack of opportunities for students to explore creative and academic occasions in the summer. We have set out to create a fun-filled, innovative learning possibility for students to engage their content knowledge and creativity in a new way.


Students will combine language learning with an overall introduction to business concepts to draw on each individual’s personal abilities, providing them the opportunity to shine.

Traditional schooling separates learning into focused areas (science, math, history, etc) while an Entrepreneur needs to use all these areas to synthesize their learning and create something truly unique.

Students will :

  • Focus on business English or French
  • Develop a new business concept
  • Grow that concept into a business plan
  • Visit local businesses and go behind the scenes
  • Compete in a business plan competition
  • Explore the nature and local sights

Example schedule

  Morning Afternoon Evening Extra
MON Classroom Introduction Business Case Study Free time  
TUE Business focused Language course Excursion Scavenger Hunt Opportunity to upgrade Excursions
WED Business focused Language course Business Plan Development Campus party  
THU Business focused Language course Visit Local Business Olympiad  
FRI Business focused Language course Excursions Cinema Opportunity to upgrade Excursions
SAT Excursions Excursions Free time Opportunity to upgrade Excursions


Hosted in a 15th century historic building on Saint-Charles beautiful campus with spacious bright classrooms with integrated technology. Students will be staying in a small town of 7,000 inhabitants. Standard double dorms are available to all campers with shared bathroom facilities.

Production and distribution center ofMondaine Watch Ltd. in Solothurn, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2016.Photographer:   Michele Limina/Bloomberg



Daily business workshops will be integrated into the language courses as well as providing supplemental instruction. Students will be coached through all parts of a business plan.



Students will enjoy two business site visits during their stay as well as two recreational excursions to explore the local sights. Excursions will be offered in English.



Evening programming

After a busy day learning it’s important to have time to unwind but ensure no one is left with too much downtime, which is why we have excellent programming for all students during the evening to relax and have fun.




August 3 - Aug 16, 2019


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