ACCT International Kenya
Advancing Community, Collaboration and Training International
V582/782 Topics in Public Affairs: ACCT International Kenya (4 - 7 cr.)
May 19 – August 2, 2014
ACCT International combines an academic service-learning course with an on-site internship for full-time graduate students in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. ACCT International’s mission is to foster collaborative, applied learning and community engagement by applying course instruction to practical issues development professionals face, thereby increasing the knowledge, skills, and capacity of students and international community partners.
This four-credit, eleven-week program incorporates one week of coursework and preparation in Bloomington, a two-week, on-site workshop series with an introduction to our NGO partners, and an eight-week internship at one of our NGO partners.
During the two-week workshop in Kakamega, Western Kenya, students and faculty will stay at the Sheywe Guest House. During their eight-week internship, students will live with a host family located in the community in which their NGO partner works.
Special Note on Security
SPEA is aware of the security concerns in Nairobi during October of 2013. SPEA's careful evaluation of the security sitution in Kenya has determined that it is currently safe for students and faculty to travel through Nairobi on their way to Kisumu.