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.