Certification Program and Global Leadership Experience
Explore the world and take your education to international urban and remote areas while helping to improve the wellbeing of those most in need. All majors are welcome! You’ll be playing a critical role for the communities being served, form new friendships, advance your academic, professional, and personal development, and experience something only a few people get the opportunity to do.
Using a unique, three-phase model, we:
1) place our participants in global community outreach initiatives working alongside professional educators and business leaders,
2) support needed human and capital resources for our nonprofit partners while,
3) providing critical education and service initiatives for the most underserved and vulnerable populations.
Each team of 10 to 12 individuals, is led by experienced faculty and staff members who oversee the highest quality community support services through oversight of project outcomes and logistical services support.
Our global certification program offers experiential education through US and international humanitarian service organizations placement of as a way to gain unique, hands-on work experience while serving the most underserved populations in challenging global settings. Our primary aims are to resource our partners and their communities through educational outreach and support programs to increase the quality, availability, and effectiveness of educational and community-based programs designed to prevent disease and injury, improve health, and enhance quality of life.
During your program, you will provide support for educational and community-based programs to improve:
Community wellbeing services through mutual goals setting
Prevention of disease and injury through assessment, education, and skills development.
Individual and overall community wellbeing through educational programs to equip community members with knowledge and skills.
Examples of projects include:
Business, political science, and engineering-related projects help to improve infrastructure in communities in need through construction projects and disaster relief as well as projects to support local, regional, and global economic development for local businesses.
Healthcare and education-related projects provide health education for children and families through educational programming in local primary and secondary school classrooms, adult community English classes, and professional seminars.
Social and behavioral science-related projects helping to increase access to healthcare in underserved communities, providing necessary social services, and support for women and children who are displaced as a result of abuse and neglect.
Featured 2024 Travel Itineraries
Summer Session 1: June 1st - June 15th, 2024
Saturday June 1st: Arrive by 3:00pm local time
Sunday June 2nd: Rest day
Monday June 3rd through Friday June 7th: Program week one
Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th: Optional excursions/activities
Monday June 10th through Friday June 14th: Program week two
Saturday June 15th: Final day / departure to airport
Summer Session 2: June 15th - June 29th, 2024
Saturday June 15th: Arrive by 3:00pm local time
Sunday June 16th: Rest day
Monday June 17th through Friday June 21st: Program week one
Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd: Optional excursions/activities
Monday June 24th through Friday June 28th: Program week two
Saturday June 29th: Final day / departure to airport
We are grateful for our many donors who continue to give generously. Mission University interns depend on your support and your pledges are needed to grow and sustain our programs so we can continue to provide internship programming for our traveling student interns to implement their projects globally. Please consider pledging your support to help our students.
We also facilitate travel programs for individuals, groups, and corporations, please inquire if you would like more information about the programs and related costs.
Global Service Certification Program
This journey will undoubtedly transform your life forever, improve the lives of underserved populations, as well as help to further yourself both personally and professionally. If you are currently seeking a degree, you can also earn valuable credits toward graduation while gaining skills that enhance your future employability with a broad range of experiences for participants each year.
We'll work with you in all aspects of your preparation including project development, safety and health briefings, travel, orientation, academic support, medical coverage and 24/7 emergency assistance, housing/meals, personal time for sightseeing, shopping, etc., and post-program professional support.
Additionally, we can facilitate college credit for your trip, through coordination with your home program academic and career advising departments. Our individualized approach, experiential learning model, comprehensive support, and flexible and innovative project development methodology ensures that you are successful!
When you work with us, you’ll positively impact a community in need while developing new interests and extend your leadership impact throughout the world. You'll learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible and get real-world experience with marketable skills through your certification.
IDPT 201/501 Humanitarian Service Learning Project (3 credit hours):
This course is designed for any undergraduate or graduate major, including a wide-range of working professionals in a variety of industries to apply leadership and/or operations skills expected of a professional in a project-based, immersive experience through participation in a two (2) week global travel program. The focus of this program is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level. Satisfies typical field-based, clinical and practicum placements for most colleges and universities. (Passport, visa, and international travel required).