Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program

Study Abroad and Internship in Rwanda

As a benefit to the participating schools, Hendrix has taken the lead in establishing in partnership with the School for International Training a study abroad program in Rwanda for American students interested in African studies. This program offers the students 15 credit hours (History, Culture, and the Arts; Intensive Kinyarwanda and Field Methods; Microfinance and Poverty Reduction; and Ecology and Sustainable Development) and a 3-month internship in one of multiple participating private businesses, NGO’s or governmental agencies in Rwanda.

The goal of this program is to provide students with a solid academic background and in-country living experience prior to engaging in a hands-on internship in one of their particular areas of interest.

Potential Internship Sites include:

  • Office of the President and Prime Minister
  • Rwandan National Ministries (especially Education, Health and Justice)
  • Rwanda Development Board
  • Kigali Institute of Education
  • local governments, including mayoral offices
  • Partners in Health
  • Millennium Village Project
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Opportunity International
  • King Faisal Hospital
  • Gardens for Health
  • Akilah Institute for Young Women
  • various local churches, hospitals and social-service delivery agencies and NGOs

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