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  • Locations: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Winter
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Eligible Majors:
All Majors
Type of Program:
Intensive Course Abroad
Housing Options:
Program Advisor:
Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

LeBow International Residency: Zambia

Zambia Skyline

Program Overview

Housed in LeBow’s Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning, international residencies and consulting courses provide students with practical learning opportunities – the hallmark of a Drexel education. Consulting courses provide students with a unique learning experience while providing clients with solutions to real-world problems. Projects address real business challenges and cover issues significant to the organization. Acting as consultants, students tackle a particular business issue and provide data- and evidence-based analysis with actionable recommendations in a concentrated time frame.
The goal of an international residency is to provide students with a better understanding of opportunities and challenges facing multinational and domestic firms in the locations visited. Through this residency, students will further develop their ability to evaluate decision-making in international business operations and to analyze possible economic consequences of the changing global environment.
The client for this course is World Vision, a non-profit organization that seeks to aid and empower vulnerable communities in over 90 countries. This consulting project will support World Vision’s Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program in Zambia. The mission of WASH is to provide communities with access to clean water. Students in this course will conduct market research, analyze non- and for-profit business models, and make recommendations about the sustainability of the WASH program. After completing nine weeks of distance consulting, students will travel to Zambia and meet with the client in person. While abroad, students will also engage in cultural activities and site visits to World Vision headquarters and other companies. Through participation in this international residency, students will gain a greater depth of knowledge and broader insight into the consulting process. 

The first part of the course will take place on campus, with student consultant-client interaction facilitated virtually. During the last week of the course, students will travel to Zambia and present their deliverables to the client in person.


Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students at Drexel University. Priority will be given to pre-juniors, juniors, and seniors majoring and mining in business, analytics, engineering, and public health for course registration.

Credit/Registration: This course is an international consulting residency. Students will be registered for MGMT 370 – For Profit Consulting, 4 credits as part of their summer 2017 course load. The course will meet as a regular summer term course taught by a business faculty member. The week after the term ends (September 10-19, 2017), students will participate in an international residency to Zambia to visit companies and to deliver their final recommendations to the client.Zambia Waterfall

Instructor: To Be Determined

Program Calendar

Arrival Date: September 11, 2017
Departure Date: September 19, 2017

Itinerary Overview*

-Sunday, 09/11: Arrive in Zambia (flight from U.S. departs 9/10); tour of Lusaka; group welcome dinner
-Monday, 09/12: Company visits / tour
-Tuesday, 09/13:  Meet with consulting client
-Wednesday, 09/14: Meet with consulting client / tour
-Thursday, 09/15: Preparation and practice for final presentation
-Friday, 09/16: Final presentations to consulting client
-Saturday, 09/17: Cultural activities / excursions
-Sunday, 09/18: Cultural activities / excursions
-Monday, 09/19: Depart Zambia as group to return to the U.S.

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change

Program Fee - $3,100Zambia Mountains

Due April 17, 2017 - $500 Advance Payment + $25 application fee
Due June 1, 2017 - $1,300 Second Payment
Due July 1, 2017 - $1,300 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.

Included in Program Fee:

--Group flight arrangements: depart September 10; return September 19
--Double occupancy hotel accommodations in Zambia
--Breakfast and Internet
--All meals
--Cultural visits in Zambia
--Welcome/Farewell group dinners
--Company visits in Lusaka, Zambia
--In-country transportation for all activities on the itinerary
--On Call Emergency Travel Assistance

Not Included in Program Fee:

--Regular Drexel tuition
--Passport and visa fees
--Hotel incidental charges
--Vaccination fees  
--Spending money

More Information

  • Visa: U.S. citizens are required to apply for a tourist visa for this program. Students of other nationalities must check the Zambian websites to confirm whether a visa is required for entry
  • Contact: Kelsey Earhart, Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning (, 215-571-4516)

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 05/01/2017 05/12/2017 09/11/2017 09/19/2017