CHANGE LEADERSHIP FOR
AT A GLANCE
Dates (2024): Mar 3-9 | Mar 10-16 | Jul 14-20 | Aug 4-10 | Custom dates (larger student groups)
Destinations: Rwanda | South Africa | Vietnam
Credit: 4 US credits (~ 8 ECTS credits) for eligible university students in conjunction with additional course elements
Eligibility: Undergrad/grad - any field and level of study
Program fees: US $1,570
While our primary goal is to help as many students as possible develop their competencies as future global change leaders for sustainable development, we recognize that many students simply do not have the time or money to engage in a 3-week course. As a result, we decided to also offer this 1-week interdisciplinary immersion program in order to at least introduce the topic of change leadership for sustainable development to interested students.
- Start to develop core competencies of global change leaders for sustainable development.
- Engage with key local stakeholders and experience sustainable development through their eyes.
- Participate in a “future workshop” with a vision-building exercise.
- Explore transformations towards sustainable development in a leading African or Asian success story.
- Broaden your personal and professional network and build lasting international friendships.
PROGRAM LOCATION: RWANDA
PROGRAM LOCATION: South Africa
PROGRAM LOCATION: VIETNAM
The course is offered as a 1-week interdisciplinary immersion program. All participants meet at their host cities (Kigali, Cape Town, or Ho Chi Minh City). After a thorough in-country orientation, they embark on a week of action-oriented experiential learning activities to study transformations towards sustainable development in the local context.
Dates, fees, and scholarships
The program dates are generally identical across all program locations (Rwanda, South Africa, and Vietnam).
March 3-9, 2024 (Spring break 1)
March 10-16, 2024 (Spring break 2)
July 14-20, 2024 (Summer 1)
August 4-10, 2024 (Summer 2)
We value full transparency and no hidden costs. As a result, you won’t have any disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Included in your program fees are airport transfers, housing (twin sharing), meals (with 1 non-alcoholic beverage), activities, excursions, local transportation, full-time leadership and support, pre-departure advising, and health insurance.
It is important that you take note of what is explicitly not included in the program fees. This helps you budget. Not included are the transportation to/from the program location airport (including international airfare and taxes), visas, immunizations, additional beverages during meals, general items and services of a personal nature, medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided, and other discretionary expenses. Also not included are potential expenses relating to any Covid-19-related measures, including testing, quarantine, or isolation requirements. Should such requirements exist, we will gladly provide on-site assistance, but you will have to cover all related expenses.
GEI offers a variety of merit scholarships, trailblazer scholarships, and opportunity scholarships and grants. You can find further information as well as additional resources for external funding opportunities in the following blog post: Scholarships & Grants.
Meet our core team
Dr. Michael Grosspietsch, PhD
Academic Director, East Africa
Academic Director, Southeast Asia
Academic Director, Southern Africa
Operations Director, East Africa
Operations Manager, Kenya
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