LeBow International Consulting Residency: Malawi
The international consulting residency course at Drexel LeBow offers students a unique combination of real-world consulting and international travel. In this class, students act as consultants to an international organization and experience international business firsthand.
Ten weeks of the course take place on campus, with student-client interaction facilitated virtually. During the final week of the course, students travel abroad on an international residency to present their final recommendations to the client in person. During the one-week international residency, students also participate in company visits and cultural experiences.
The client for this course is World Vision International, an NGO which improves health and sanitation for vulnerable populations. Students in this course will conduct a market analysis of health and sanitation products, develop a marketing strategy, and create a strategic plan for product standards and implementation.
At the end of the term, students will travel to Lilongwe, Malawi to deliver final presentations to World Vision International. Learn more about previous international consulting residencies here from the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning.
Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate students at Drexel University. Priority will be given to pre-juniors, juniors, and seniors.
Credit: This is an international consulting course and residency. Students will be registered for MGMT 380 – International Business Consulting, 4 credits as part of their summer 2019 course load. The course will meet as a regular summer term course, taught by Professor Michael Howley. The week after the term ends, (September 8-16, 2019), students will participate in an international residency to Lilongwe, Malawi to deliver their final recommendations to the client and participate in cultural activities.
Instructor: Professor Michael Howley, Clinical Professor, LeBow Department of Marketing
Summer Term: On campus weekly class meetings
Malawi Arrival: September 9, 2019
Malawi Departure: September 17, 2019
Itinerary Highlights (To be determined)
Sunday 9/9/19: Arrive in Lilongwe, Malawi
Monday 9/10/19 – Sunday 9/16/19: Meet with World Vision staff & participate in cultural excursions
Monday 9/17/19: Depart Lilongwe
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change
Due 05/01/2019: $500 Advance Payment
Due 07/01/2019: First payment of $550
Due 08/01/2019: Final payment of $550
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
Included in Program Fee:
- Hotel accommodations in Malawi
- All meals in Malawi
- Cultural and academic visits in Malawi
- In-country transportation
- On Call Emergency Assistance insurance
Not Included in Program Fee (Estimated)
- Regular Drexel tuition
- Round trip airfare to/from Malawi**($1,500)
- Passport ($140)
- Visa fees for Malawi ($50)
- Hotel incidental charges
- $25 Study Abroad Application fee
- Spending Money ($100)
** A flight itinerary will be provided after acceptance to the program. Students are responsible for booking their own airfare on this flight.
U.S. citizens may obtain a tourist visa upon arrival in the Lilongwe airport for $75. All other nationalities should check with your own embassies to confirm whether a visa is required for entry. The Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning will supply any supporting documents necessary for tourist visa applications.
All participants are required to have vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Malaria and Typhoid.
Contact: Kelsey Skic, Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-571-4516)