Our aim is to work together with developing countries to create a sustainable world, while offering people like you the opportunity to join our collective efforts and volunteer at a development project abroad.

The Program Structure

Learn more about the three periods of the program in the tabs below:

6 Months – USA

The first part of the course is based at our Michigan campus. Here participants will join a team of others training to be development instructors. This unique learning and research opportunity will bring together a diverse and vibrant group of people all interested in development and humanitarian work. Studies will include the global affairs, politics, and economic development. Using different sources of expression including report writing, essays and speeches – participants will be encouraged to debate and formulate their own conclusions. Participants will also use this time to fundraise for their training and travels.

6 Months – Project Work

Once participants are equipped with all the knowledge needed, they will embark on the next stage of the journey. Participants will be placed in projects in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique or Brazil. Projects in the respective countries will include farming work, education and health. Participants will join a range of activities, including engaging with local farmers to increase food production; start sustainable and income generating projects; train teachers and set up pre-schools. The projects work with children, parents, farmers, teachers, local leaders, national governments and international partners to tackle the root causes of poverty and build sustainable and thriving communities. Find out more about the work and its impact here.

6 Months – USA

The participants will return to the Michigan campus to digest their experiences. This final stage of the cycle allows students to share their findings and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the work in the field. This allows for the continual improvement of the program; whilst ensures students gain a thorough understanding of development projects and their impact. This phase also helps participants prepare for their next steps in their careers.

Quick Facts

Term: 18 Months

Starting Dates:

  • March 2020
  • September 2020

Certificates: 3

Enrollment Fee: $500

Tuition Fee: $3,200*

*Reduced price with scholarship applied

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What Are My Benefits?

This program will equip you to launch your path as a humanitarian and build your resume. You will earn 3 certifications: one from OWC certifying you as a Development Instructor and one from our partner Humana People to People after completing your work abroad. You will have the option to enroll as a distant learner at One World University in Mozambique and earn a certificate equivalent to 62 credits (additional fees apply).

Learn more about what some of Our Graduates have done after the program.

How Do I Apply?

First, submit an initial application using our online form. You will be invited to attend one of our introductory meetings online or over the phone, where you will learn more about the program requirements, as well as the work that One World Center and its partners are doing worldwide.

Before finalizing your enrollment to the program, you will need to have a couple of one-on-one meetings with a One World Center enrollment advisor to get all your questions answer and obstacles solved.

To learn more, check out our online brochure or contact to us to get a printed copy in the mail.

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As a participant of our 18 month program you will have the opportunity to enroll as a distance learner at One World University and earn academic credits

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