Location
Multiple Locations +5
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Zambia
    • Livingstone
  • Mozambique
  • Malawi
  • Brazil
    • Salvador
Subject Areas
African Studies Agriculture Anthropology Communications Conservation and Preservation Ecology Education Field Studies Gender Studies Sustainable Development Women's Studies +1
Financial Support
Need-based funding, Payment plans

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Associates
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
5500
Price Details
The program costs USD 5,500 as a student payment. This covers your basic expenses for the 6 months at Richmond Vale Academy, which includes a shared room, 3 meals a day and team program expenses such as registration to study an A-Certificate in Community Development from ISET-One World (equivalent to 62 credit hours).
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Airfare to project country, Travel insurance in project country.

What's Not Included (Extra)

Airfair to St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Feb 12, 2024
Dec 08, 2023
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About Program

Our 18-month Study & Action Program focuses on how impoverished communities can take control of their future. As a member in this program, you will join a team of international community mobilizers who will organize and mobilize sustainable poverty eradication strategies in Brazil, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
o Why are some communities in poverty, while others are not?
o What are the primary factors that can cause poverty, and how do they interact?
o What can be realistically done at the community level to change the dynamics of poverty, and promote sustainable quality of life?
o How can I learn to be a part of positive change, and to gain the experience I need to do so?

The program structure:
• 6 Months Studies and Training in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
• 6 Months Practicum period in Africa or South America.
• 6 Months Reflection and Outreach in the United States

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Richmond Vale Academy for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Non-Discrimination Policy

The policies of Richmond Vale Academy, prohibits any form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state law with respect to employment, volunteer participation and the provisions of services.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Non-Discrimination Policy

The policies of Richmond Vale Academy, prohibits any form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state law with respect to employment, volunteer participation and the provisions of services.

Impact

Sustainability

RVA integrates several levels of sustainability in its program: For its students, the curriculum is up to date and focused on the acquisition of technical and organizational skills which are directly applicable to future projects and careers. For its community partners, the technical resources and models are designed to be economical, feasible and scalable by the community itself after the RVA teams are no longer present. For the Environment, all technology and project models are designed to have minimal negative impact, be replicable and scalable with local resources, and fully sustainable by local players.

Ethical Impact

RVA Ethical Program Statement:

RVA works from an ethical foundation of social inclusion, participatory decision making and whole team accountability in its climate change efforts at the community level. Community members are engaged as equal team members in problem definition, project design and identification of resources and deployment of tasks.

Program Highlights

  • Learn how to achieve long term sustainable development in the future.
  • The curriculum combines theory, history, economics and sociology.
  • Volunteering at an international development aid project
  • Organize and conduct community education workshops
  • An A-Certificate in Community Development from One World University

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Lina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience that I wouldn't change for anything

During the years 2018 and 2019 I I was a student and volunteer in Red Bank (Belize) and Chateaubelair (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) with several creative and self-sustainable development projects for early childhood, youth and adults through the organizations Humana People to People, One World. Richmond Vale University and Academy; finding tools for social transformation through art, audiovisual, permaculture, the construction of playgrounds for children, the creation of murals, the rescue of cultural traditions of indigenous peoples, workshops, volunteering, among others. Here you can find more information about the projects we carry out.

https://issuu.com/richmondvaleacademy/docs/volunteer_period___red_bank_village_sm

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