Multiple Locations +4
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Vietnam
Maymester, Short Term, Spring Break, Summer
Subject Areas
African Studies Agriculture Arts Asian Studies Biology Business Communications Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies Earth Sciences Ecology Economics Education Engineering Entrepreneurship Environmental Studies Field Studies Food Science and Nutrition Gender Studies Geography Global Studies Health Sciences Human Rights Humanities International Business International Relations Journalism Liberal Arts Life Sciences Peace Studies Political Science Public Health Public Policy Sociology Sustainable Development +25
Merit-based funding

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors Masters


Starting Price
Price Details
July 16-22, 2023
August 6-12, 2023
March 3-9, 2024
March 10-16, 2024
July 14-20, 2024
August 4-10, 2024
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Visa
Jun 29, 2022
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About Program

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.

Current destinations: Kenya | Rwanda | South Africa | Vietnam

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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

  • Start to develop core competencies of global change leaders for sustainable development.
  • Engage with key local stakeholders and experience sustainable development through their eyes.
  • Participate in a “future workshop” with a vision-building exercise.
  • Explore transformations towards sustainable development in a leading African or Asian success story.
  • Broaden your personal and professional network and build lasting international friendships.

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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.

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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.

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Given our deep roots, networks, resources, and expertise with internships, we have added remote opportunities in Rwanda and Vietnam to our portfolio and developed a highly successful structure and support environment. Students are matched with a local host organization and typically carry out concrete project or research tasks. A variety of local and intercultural activities as well as engaging interdisciplinary modules enrich the experience.

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