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Contact the IDSI Program:

Megan Doherty
Associate Director, International and Service-Learning Programs
Academic Programs Office
Email | Phone: 215-573-8266


International Development Summer Institute – Africa Program (IDSI-AP)

A Service Learning and Training Program for Undergraduates

The International Development Summer Institute – Africa Program (IDSI-AP) provides students with the opportunity to have an applied learning and cultural experience abroad. The program consists of 5-weeks of pre-program preparation at Penn and a 4-week long training program on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.    


Cooperating with KNUST and several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), ISDI-AP 2014 will give students the chance to apply classroom learning in the field and gain an insight into the world of international development. This year's team will include staff and faculty from SEAS, Penn's Africa Center and the KNUST Technology Consultancy Centre.