Location
Multiple Locations +2
  • Rwanda
  • Vietnam

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Host Family Hotel
Language
English
Weekly Hours
35

Pricing

Starting Price
2470
Price Details
Our Sustainable Development Internships are flexible year-round. The 4-week base price is $2,470. Each additional week costs $430 extra. Students who seek 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
Oct 28, 2019
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About Program

For students who desire to personalize their experience with the topic of applied sustainable development, we offer multidisciplinary internships of between 4 weeks and a full semester in the form of a Community Field Experience at our program locations in Rwanda and Vietnam.

Such an internship enables 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.

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Program Highlights

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate a community-engaged sustainable development project.
  • Work hand-in-hand with a local peer as well as community partners.
  • Develop core competencies of global change leaders for sustainable development.
  • Conduct an action-oriented field research project relating to a critical entry point for transformations towards sustainable development.
  • Broaden your personal and professional network and build lasting international friendships.

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Mariah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Rwanda Internship in Public Health

Last year I completed my internship in Rwanda and decided that I wanted to go back to complete my capstone project again with a civil society organization. I was happy to use GEI both times that I went. They are always available if you have a question, and I enjoyed the periodic meetings with them throughout the 8 weeks I was there. We met to discuss how things were going. In addition, I found it helpful that they helped me obtain the student visa through the immigration office as I wouldn't have wanted to do that by myself. They also provide a nice map of Kigali and brochures that are filled with things to do and what restaurants to go to depending on the food you want. Kigali is also very clean and safe which was nice. I enjoyed staying with my hose family both times as well, and liked learning more about the Rwandan culture with them.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
To always be open about your adventures abroad. Don't expect things to go the way you have planned, and learn to be flexible and adaptable and know that in the end everything will work out!
20 people found this review helpful.
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Charles
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An unforgettable time!

When I arrived in Nairobi for the start of the program, I was greeted warmly and at that moment I already knew I was home for the next 8 weeks. The coordinators Eric and Esther are amazing because they help you adjust into the culture. This internship program was the least expensive out of all other programs I was researching. I loved my colleagues and my host organization! Of course, it took me some time to adapt to the work culture over there but I believe this is part of the experience. As I want to pursue a career in ICT, it was very informative to intern with a small tech company. I really enjoyed the conversations I had with my supervisors and colleagues, I think I significantly improved my communication and other soft skills. From Nairobi, there is so much to do in the weekends: safari, beach, cultural tours!
I can't wait to visit Kenya again!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Bring a small gift from your country to your home family! They are fantastic and super curious about where you come from.
19 people found this review helpful.

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