Global Education Initiatives (GEI) operates short and long-term programs of an educational nature abroad that combine service, academic and practical experience to deepen participants’ knowledge of, and appreciation for, other national cultures. Programs, which are thematically based, take place in specific countries in cooperation with local universities, and are centered around the four themes within GEI: Development, Human Rights and Social Justice, Interfaith Relations, and Arts and Culture .

By combining academic and practical experience, participants will be able to gain new perspectives about global issues which they are passionate about. The GEI model focuses on a more hands-on education known as integrated curriculum, in order manifest a greater understanding and experience that participants can take back home with them to enrich their everyday lives as well as the lives of those around them. GEI is unique in that it offers participants an opportunity to not only increase their knowledge on a field through a well-credited institute for higher education, but also allow them to engage in and accumulate real-life experiences within this same field.

What We Do




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The Four Themes

Development is the holistic process of sustainably improving the quality of life and expanding fundamental freedoms including the topics of inequality, good governance, gender, the environment and poverty

Human Rights and Social Justice advocates for the protection the basic human rights and freedoms which are granted to all persons by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948)

Interfaith Relations studies the historic and on-going contributions of religion to cultural flourishing, and the lasting promise of interfaith dialogue and collaboration for peacebuilding in the 21st century and beyond

Art acts a visual representation of a national culture and identity by allowing for individuals to externally express perceptions about the world they live within


For more information please contact Rachel Landale at or (202) 772 0505