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Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program

Students in Mozambique

The Dornsife Global Development Scholars program is one of Drexel’s newest, fully funded, hands-on international opportunities. This program is based on a mentorship model that allows students of all majors and educational levels to work alongside our World Vision International partners on development projects related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) including: health education, change management, social marketing, community engagement, monitoring and evaluation, economic development, and a host of other areas related to promoting and improving health outcomes in Africa. This opportunity allows students to gain an international experience in rural parts of sub-Saharan African nations from 2 to 6 months. World Vision International will provide project support throughout the experience including pre-departure support, in-country housing arrangements for the duration of the international experience, airport transportation, project orientation, site visits and field-based experiences.

The Dornsife Global Development Scholars program is fully funded and open to all graduate and undergraduate majors (at all levels).

The Dornsife Global Development Scholarship provides funds to cover:

  • Airfare to and from country
  • In-country project travel
  • In-country housing
  • Monthly food stipend
  • Emergency evacuation insurance
  • Communications expenses (local cell phone and occasional use of internet cafes)
  • Visa expenses (visitor's visa required)
  • And other project-related costs

The Dornsife Global Development Scholars program prepares each and every scholar for international work through an intense pre-departure training. This training is held prior to field work, as pre-departure training is essential for every outbound scholar. Dornsife Global Development Scholars are also expected to present findings and lessons learned upon their return back to the United States through a post-exit presentation or workshop. As a part of this scholarship program, Dornsife Global Development Scholars are required to participate in programming at least one term before the international experience begins. More information on the presentation, programs, and other expectations will be given during the Dornsife Global Development Scholars orientation.

All questions in regards to the application process or the training program can be directed to Idris Robinson at idris@drexel.edu or 267-359-6058

All co-op applicants are required to abide by all Steinbright Career Development Center international co-op requirements http://www.drexel.edu/scdc/co-op/international/. Additionally, all non-co-op applicants must adhere to the Study Abroad registration requirements http://www.drexel.edu/studyabroad/.