Develop the core competencies of global change leaders for sustainable development!
Apply for a U.S.-accredited field course in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, or Vietnam. The course will also be available virtually soon.



Our Unique Course Mix


Global Classroom


Study key concepts in sustainable development through a mix of physical and virtual lessons and exercises provided by global and local experts.

Experiential Learning


Dive deeper into local transformations towards sustainable development through guided conversations, activities, and exercises at your host community.

Community-Engaged Learning


Collaborate with local peers to plan and implement a community-engage learning project where the student becomes the teacher in a host community classroom.

  • Program locations


  • Program locations


  • Program locations

    South Africa

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Program participants
Engagement days
University partners
Dr. Reid Click
Associate Professor, School of Business, George Washington University

Your company made my consulting abroad study tour a great success. You connected me and my students with the important players in business, government, and non-governmental organizations. You are a valuable partner for my program, and I highly recommend working with you to maximize the impact of time in Africa and Asia.

Dr. David Seaberg
Dean, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee

Our program was fantastic in terms of the cultural, medical and social experiences we encountered. We learned a great deal about the people, and we hope to continue our mission of helping to establish emergency medicine in the region.

Jessica Rush
Assistant Director, MBA Global Programs, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

I will run out of adjectives trying to describe our trip. Our experiences have been truly paradigm shifting. It’s also been a whole lot of fun!

Kate Cotton
Global Mental Health Program, University of Glasgow

The internship program gave me the opportunity to see and hear all that Rwanda has to offer. It opened my eyes and ears to new ways to approach mental health care. The GEI team always saw if we needed extra support and heard any concerns or feedback we had, and worked conscientiously and effectively to resolve any concerns.

Dr. Chris Germer
Clinical Psychologist and Psychiatry Lecturer (part-time), Harvard Medical School

The self-compassion training we were able to offer through GEI to mental health counsellors in Kenya was one of the most moving teaching experiences of my life.

Katie Dobosz Kenney
NYU School of Professional Studies

I have worked with a variety of travel organizations and our experience with GEI was a dream! An enormous thanks to Francoise for everything she did to make our travels in Rwanda seamless, comfortable, and truly enjoyable. She and the Kigali team were fantastic!

Seram Lee
Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business & Management

I have been at students' service as a logistical liaison for many years now, and I don't remember the last time I had such an effective, comfortable, and honest fun in co-coordinating a program with another vendor. Coralie and GEI have redefined my expectations on travel providers' level of efficiency, and I cannot thank Coralie enough for her dedication, flexibility, attention to detail, and overall outstanding character in helping us make this program happen.

Some of Our Partners