Multiple Locations +19
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Burundi
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Namibia
  • Swaziland
  • Malawi
  • Lesotho
  • Botswana
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Laos
Subject Areas
African Studies Arts Asian Studies Business Communications Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies Earth Sciences Economics Education Engineering Entrepreneurship Environmental Studies Geography Global Studies Graduate Studies Health Sciences Humanities International Relations Journalism Kinesiology Law Liberal Arts Life Sciences Medicine Natural Sciences Nursing Political Science Psychology Public Health Public Policy Service Learning Social Sciences Social Work Sustainable Development +25
Merit-based funding

Program Details

Program Type
Faculty Led
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors Masters PhD.


What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
May 25, 2023
Oct 13, 2022
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About Program

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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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

  • 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.

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Yes, I recommend this program


This Field Intensive is a study course by NYU's Center for Global Affairs with the Rwanda travels run by GEI, specifically their Kigali office. The program consisted of 6 class sessions taught in New York, and then a 10-day trip to Rwanda, with meetings and site visits in and around Kigali, ending with a safari at Akagera National Park.

GEI runs the program expertly, setting up topically appropriate meetings with officials, NGOs, and experts, and taking the NYU students to site visits in Kigali and surrounding areas. GEI manages all the in-country travel, meals, and hotels expertly and efficiently. The program is well-led by the director of their Kigali office.

  • Interesting content to the meetings in and around Kigali
  • Well-planned meals and hotels, and efficient and prompt in country travels
  • Fantastic safari at Akagera National Park
50 people found this review helpful.
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Cannot get any better than this

I have run more than 6 programs in Rwanda for students and faculty using GEI, and every one of them was a success because of their work. GEI knows the country exceptionally well and has creative ideas for things to include in the itinerary. They have opened doors for us, and gone out of their way to open doors they hadn't opened before. Plus, they know all the best restaurants and work with the restaurants to accommodate the group. They also work within our budget for guides, hotels, restaurants, ground transportation and other things to support the program. GEI staff are all professional and friendly, and are willing to work hard for demanding groups amid schedule changes and unforeseen events. Yvan and Francoise are awesome! GEI will not disappoint you.

  • knowledge of the country and things to do
  • top-quality staff willing to go beyond "normal" responsibilities
  • flexibility to modify programs as they are running
  • more expensive because it's premium service
64 people found this review helpful.
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Service Learning

In 2018, a colleague and I led a Jan term course to Vietnam and Cambodia. This was a service learning/experiential learning course in collaboration with Global Engagement Institute (GEI). During the Jan term course, students collected data for a partner NGO of GEI in San Francisco. Vietnam has a high prevalence of anemia and malnutrition in children living in rural communities. During the Jan term course, we visited five different schools and collected data on 130 children. The data collected included: measuring hemoglobin, height, weight and body mass index of the children. The students had an amazing experience. GEI provided us with a guide who was exceptional in introducing us to the culture and arranging all the site visits. In addition to the service learning, we also had the opportunity to have lunch with a local family, visit some hospitals, museums and learn more about the Vietnam war and visit some amazing sites such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

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