Multiple Locations +2
  • Rwanda
  • Vietnam
Merit-based funding

Program Details

Year Round
Host Family Hotel
Weekly Hours


Starting Price
Price Details
Our Global Custom Internships are flexible year-round. The 4-week base price includes the tuition ($1,036) and most in-country logistics ($1,790). Each additional week costs $580 extra. Eligible students seeking U.S. academic credit can obtain up to 4 credits via our school of record, The College of New Jersey, for an additional $500.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Some Meals Transportation Visa
Jun 29, 2022
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About Program

Do you seek a global internship that offers a lot more than just a meaningful international work experience? Are you passionate about making an impact and developing competencies as a global change leader? Then this program is for you!

GEI not only provides you with highly engaging multi-disciplinary internship placements with one of our many vetted local partner organizations. 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. In addition to the placement, you will benefit from various foundation modules, a comprehensive pre-placement orientation, and a weekly formal supervisory meeting.

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GEI’s work explicitly supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. At its core, it focuses on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of critical importance for humanity and the planet. We share the 2030 Agenda’s vision of a sustainable world – a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet. Our purpose is to unleash the catalytic impact of international education, engagement, and exchange to address key challenges set out by the SDGs. To do so, we blend research, education, training, and innovative practical solutions that support transformations toward sustainability.

Program Highlights

  • Combine a highly relevant global experience with the development of core competencies as a change leader.
  • Work with Vietnamese colleagues and develop your intercultural communication skills, confidence, and adaptability.
  • Gain new insight through a unique Asian perspective on sustainable development and change leadership.
  • Explore the transformations towards sustainable development of a leading Asian success story.
  • Broaden your personal and professional network, and build lasting international friendships.

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