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


***Given the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the IDSI program will be suspended until the 2015-2016 academic year.  If you are currently a FR, SO or JR, please check this website in September 2015 to find the most up-to-date information on info sessions and application timelines.***

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.