Multiple Locations +5
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Botswana
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Older Travelers


Starting Price
Price Details
The enrolment fee is £350. The course fee is £ 4,800 which includes accomodation, food and pocket money. If you don't have enough money for the programme, there is a possibility to raise your own scholarship! The Gaia Environmental Scholarship Course lasts 6 months in UK, before the whole programme starts.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Some Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
Domestic Airfare SIM cards
Apr 24, 2023
Apr 23, 2023
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About Program

CICD has taken an active stand to some of the most burning issues of our time and have decided to stand shoulder to shoulder with The Poor.

Learning here is action based, and you will constantly be involved in projects, actions, planning and conclusions. Our teaching methods are untraditional and demanding, both for students and teachers. We all have to be active and involved to get the most out of it – this is where it starts, to create the change we want!

You will work with the community to empower them to create sustainable solutions for improving their lives. You will be applying all you have learned in the previous period of the program. The projects address areas such as: Health & Hygiene, Education, Climate Change and Farming.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with CICD - College for International Co-operation & Development for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Program Highlights

  • Living in a community
  • World Studies
  • Traveling and Investigating

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  • Impact 5
  • Support 4.7
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

A really impactful organisation

I have many friends who have finished the programmes here and they are extremely positive about their experience, it is really a school of life. It can be tough and hard work, but you get the skills to become a more capable human being.
There is a lot of support in the school, but you also need to stand on your two feet and be open for challenges.
The teachers are very passionate about working together and easy to reach. There is no traditional teacher - student relation.
The school is also very safe and have strong safety policies when traveling.

  • Supportive and friendly teachers
  • Safe in school and projects
  • Economical support
  • The programme can be challenging
  • Buildings are a bit old
  • You need to be ready to self organize
16 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The experience of a lifetime

Being in CICD was the best choice I have ever made in my life!
I got to know people from all around the World, made friends for life and had an amazing experience in Africa that I wont ever forget.
My dreams were big and CICD helped me make them a reality and I am forever grateful!
The experience I hadtraveling overland through 7 countries in 2.5 months... WOOOW! South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia! The best months ever and the ones which taught me more than I can explain! I changed so much and learned much more than I thought possible!
CICD was really the best thing I could have chosen! Doing Development work for 6 months was very rewarding and changed my way of seeing what is(or should be) priorities in life!

60 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Together we can make a change!

21 months programme offers you an amazing 2 months travel overland before going to the project, I was impressed visiting more than 7 countries and making investigations about how people are living in the Southern Africa. After the 6 months based on the project can make a difference for the people more unlucky than us.
And only 350 Pounds, for enrollment fee... that's a bargain! Everyone can do it, the studies practical and theoretical are very useful for the volunteers, and are more than ready to make an impact in Africa!
Keep up!

55 people found this review helpful.

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