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Education and Engagement Programs for Students and Professionals in Africa and Asia
Our Study Abroad Programs offer international students accredited field courses, internships, clinical rotations and research opportunities via our Learning Centers and Social Innovation Labs in Africa and Asia.Upcoming Programs
Our Professional Development Programs offer international professionals and students continuing education courses, trainings, conferences and volunteer opportunities to help develop local professional capacity in Africa and Asia.Upcoming Programs
Our Faculty-Led and Custom Programs are for institutional partners who desire to provide a safe, inspiring and empowering experience to their delegations. We work in 18 destinations in East and Southern Africa and Southeast Asia.Customize
GEI’s Social Innovation Labs in South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya and Vietnam aspire to drive collective social impact in the host countries by researching, designing and implementing out-of-the-box solutions with and for local communities. During accredited 3-week field courses, student teams first develop key skills through classroom learning, workshops, field visits and general cultural immersion. They then spend two weeks working in interdisciplinary service-learning teams to address a specific social innovation topic in partnership with local entrepreneurs and civil society leaders.Explore
The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) and GEI invite professionals and students interested in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) to join a unique training retreat. International delegations travel to Vietnam or Kenya to engage with local professionals and enjoy an MSC intensive course. Mindful Self-Compassion can be learned – more correctly, remembered – by anyone. It is one essential foundation of emotional healing. Every person who signs up to attend will allow two local people to also participate in the program, thereby meeting the main pre-requisite for attending MSC Teacher Training in the future.Explore
The 3-week Global Health field course in Rwanda and Vietnam introduces concepts of global health from a unique African or Asian perspective. Students learn about the local healthcare system and study one major public health concern in particular – infection prevention and control (IPC) in healthcare settings. A week of skills development through classroom learning, workshops, field visits and general cultural immersion is followed by two weeks of service-learning at Rwandan or Vietnamese hospitals and health centers. Here, they work hand in hand with service providers to help assess and discuss different ways to minimize public health risks.Explore