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Coursework focusing on preparing students for their experience in Kenya; topics will include key cultural, political, social, historical, and environmental factors, plus an introduction to the principles of project design, implementation, and sustainable development.
Week Two and three:
In- and out-of-class training at Sheywe Guesthouse and the FSD Headquarters in Kakamega, Western Kenya, including classroom lectures, cultural immersion projects, and intense collaboration with Kenyan professionals. Students will begin to create an internship project plan with their NGO partner mentors.
Weeks Four - Eleven:
Structured internship experience with coursework. Students will live and work closely with Kenyan mentors at host organizations revising and implementing their jointly designed internship project plan. Students will also meet frequently with FSD staff and each other to continue to learn about sustainable development.