ACCT International Kenya
Advancing Community, Collaboration and Training International
V582/782 Topics in Public Affairs: ACCT International Kenya (6-9 cr.)
May 8, 2012 - August 10, 2012
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.
The program consists ofone 6 credit course (V582) and one 0-3 credit internship (V585 or E589). Students accepted into the ACCT program will be automatically enrolled in V582 by the Office of Overseas Education. In order to distinguish completion of the internship as an experiential requirement beyond their coursework, students must separately register their internships with the Office of Career Services. Students may choose to register the internship for 0 credits at no additional cost, or 1-3 credits for an additional tuition fee. Students may apply for internship approval online here.
The course is divided into two parts and is offered in host country communities during the IU summer sessions designed to prepare students for careers in international development. The first part of the course, called International Development and Project Design is necessary to successfully complete the second part of the course, called International Development and Project Implementation. Both parts focus on broad themes in the discipline but all within the context of a concrete development project representative of the kinds of projects they will encounter when working in the field as a career-path professional.ACCT International Kenya Brochure