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- Any major or minor
- Enrollment is generally reserved for juniors, seniors and graduate students, or by consent of the faculty sponsor
Do you seek a global virtual internship that offers a lot more than just a meaningful remote international work experience? Are you passionate about making an impact and developing competencies as a global change leader? Then this program series is for you! Why?
Because GEI not only provides you with highly engaging multidisciplinary placements – both on-site and remote – with one of our many vetted local partner organizations in Vietnam and Rwanda. We have also developed a unique program environment that offers you a multitude of additional opportunities to hone your global change leadership competencies, interact with global and local peers, and receive extensive mentoring and support.
You are matched with a local host organization according to your level of study, existing skills, and desired fields. A specific internship plan is developed in advance of each placement. Academic credits are available, and you will be expected to complete some key course requirements.
- Combine a highly relevant global work experience with the development of competencies as a global change leader.
- Work with Rwandan or Vietnamese colleagues and develop your intercultural communication skills, confidence, and adaptability
- Gain new insight through a unique African or Asian perspective on global change and sustainable development.
- Learn about the unique Rwandan and Vietnamese success stories.
- Broaden your personal and professional network, and build lasting international friendships.
Our multi-disciplinary custom internships enable you to develop and apply your theoretical and practical knowledge in a supervised placement. You are matched with a local host organization according to your level of study, existing skills and desired fields. A specific internship plan is developed in advance of each placement. Academic credits are available, and you will be expected to complete some key course requirements. 4 U.S. credits are available.
Our health electives offer preclinical, clinical, global health, and research opportunities at hospitals and host organizations in Rwanda and Vietnam. Placements are tailored to qualifications and interests. Clinical rotations are particularly available to final-year medical students who desire to meet their elective abroad requirements. Host sites include university teaching hospitals, other selected urban and rural hospitals and health centers, as well as public health-related NGOs.
Kenya | Rwanda | Vietnam
Select one of three fascinating destinations in Africa or Asia and embark on a transformative journey to develop your personal leadership story – and the core competencies that you’ll need as a future global change leader for sustainable development.
Acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding to address the planet’s most pressing challenges in a holistic way. And dive deep into the life and culture of a community in a very different part of the world.
Kenya | Rwanda | South Africa | Vietnam
This fast-paced introductory program of our Change Leadership for Sustainable Development series allows you to acquire basic applied skills, knowledge, and understanding about systemic transformations towards sustainable development. Possibly even more importantly, it lets you do so through the eyes of key local stakeholders at your chosen destination.
Rwanda | Vietnam
Our Change Leadership for Sustainable Development internships enable you to live and work in a community setting while engaging in a concrete sustainable development project, hand-in-hand with a local peer as well as community partners. Depending on your study background and interests, your placement might be attached to a specific community partner such as a local school, hospital, NGO, or other civil society organization. 4 U.S. credits are available.