With this program we aim to support the many efforts to create sustainable communities around the world

The Program Structure

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

3 Months – USA

The first part is the training period based at our Michigan campus. You will join your team comprised of a diverse and vibrant group of people all interested in development and humanitarian work. Participants will also use this time to fundraise for their training and travels.

4 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.

2 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: 9 Months

Starting Dates:

  • February 2020
  • May 2020
  • October 2020

Certificates: 2

Enrollment Fee: $500

Tuition Fee: $2,000**

**Reduced price with scholarship applied

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What Are My Benefits?

You will earn 2 certifications that will help develop your resume for future humanitarian endeavors: one from OWC certifying you as a Development Instructor and one from our partner Humana People to People awarding you with a volunteer certificate after you complete your work abroad.

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 phone consultations 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 and ask us any questions you may have.

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