Period One – 6 months in USA
You will meet your teammates, teachers and acclimate to the communal campus life. Your studies begin with understanding what is happening in the world, the history of poverty, the potentials of humanity and what the future holds.
You will begin studies, learning assignments and set out to conduct investigations. Your team also begins fundraising to cover the part of your program expenses (including the costs of your travel to Africa or Brazil). You will learn how to empower the Poor and begin to train to become a Development Instructor.
Period Two – 6 months in Africa or Brazil
You and your teammates set off to live for six months in Mozambique, Malawi or Brazil. Our partner, Humana People to People, will be waiting for you. You may find yourself working in a project site focused on Education, Health or Agriculture.
Our partner has a long history of running projects around the world and they will provide you with leadership and guidelines. In turn, as a Development Instructor, you will work together with the community toward sustainable solutions for their lives. You will be applying all that you learned.
Period Three – 6 months back in USA
After your service period, your team heads back to campus. We call this the Journal Period. You will want to reflect on all that you have experienced and take the time to integrate your service into your new worldview. You will finish you studies for the certifications and create a final project to share with others. You may wish to create a film, magazine, website, radio podcast, speaking tour, poetry or any other form of creative sharing the situation of the Poor with the world.
In addition, you will take the time to determine how the program will affect your own future as a humanitarian.