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 daily, thereby increasing the knowledge, skills, and capacity of students and international community partners.
The program consists of two parts in host country communities during the IU summer sessions. IU students will partner with local development professionals for a skill-building course and an internship project. Local development professionals will also play a mentoring role as they work with IU students assigned to their local organizations. For Summer 2014, ACCT International will take place in Kenya.