GEI: Customized Faculty-Led Programs
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Faculty-led and custom programs have been at the heart of GEI since 2007. We understand how much work their design requires and how important it is for you to be able to rely on specialist local knowledge and networks. We provide the expert support, dedication, and passion you need to create your custom program in our 25 destinations across East Africa, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia.
By partnering with GEI, you gain access to our Global Academic Team and our local Learning Center and Social Impact Lab colleagues at the destinations. We have designed more than 600 inspiring custom programs across all key disciplines.
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- Exclusive regional focus and expertise: East Africa, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia
- Educational excellence: Our Global Academic Team works with you to develop syllabi and program content that meet your learning objectives.
- Experienced and passionate on-site teams: Program participants consistently praise the attention to detail of our Local Program Coordinators.
- Safety and risk management: We provide extensive and personal 24/7 health & safety support, as well as comprehensive insurance coverage.
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.
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.