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Dornsife Global Development Scholars

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).

How to Apply


Selection Committee

Read about the experiences of program alumni

All questions in regards to the application process or the training program can be directed to Idris Robinson at or 267.359.6058

All co-op applicants are required to abide by all Steinbright Career Development Center international co-op requirements. Additionally, all non-co-op applicants must adhere to the Study Abroad registration requirements.