Novoed is another world, and it's best to immerse yourself early on. The innovation library is a resource to always have bookmarked and handy, and the materials on Novoed may feel overwhelming. Set a schedule with your teammates to spend time on it every day/every other day. Decide early on, in the first week if possible, a system to hold each other accountable for missing meetings or asking to reschedule. Nothing is worse than a team stuck in inertia!
Your learning is limitless during the online program. The team building activities are important to get to know each other as teammates, and keep your ideas in mind and start discussing early on to see what you're all passionate about. I watched countless TED talks, downloaded articles, and bookmarked the crap out of useful resources for building a business. I didn't get through all the modules with my teammates, but I still visit Novoed frequently to know what is the required methodology for building a social enterprise.
Then the highly anticipated Oslo program. Norway is a really unique country - it's lauded as social perfection with a pristine natural environment, and coming to Norway under the brand of YSI brought us immediately into an inner circle of young, determined people working to challenge the status quo and do more to connect the world. The two weeks were as accelerated as ever. Between mentor meetings, workshops, and bonding with other participants, it was unforgettable! The city itself is full of events, parks, and attractions too.