Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Chilumba, Malawi
- Program Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: UD applicants only
To train future human rights advocates and development professionals, the University of Dayton through the Department of Political Science and the Human Rights Center sponsors an applied research practicum for undergraduate students in Malawi. Working closely with Determined to Develop, a Karonga-based NGO founded and directed by the University of Dayton alumnus Matt Maroon ’06, practicum students currently spend eight weeks living, learning, and serving in the northern region of Malawi.
Mr. Maroon serves as the practicum’s in-country coordinator and hosts the students at his economic development lodge, Maji Zuwa. Working closely with the local community leaders and organizations and other Malawian university students, each practicum student designs and conducts a research project on a critical human rights or development issue. This research provides the community and leaders with much needed analytics and affords the students invaluable – indeed, life changing – experiences and opportunities to learn from the Malawians.