Kambia is transforming global education by enhancing university and college curriculums. Our programs present students with a community challenge and use experts on the ground to analyze and problem solve over the course of a semester. Together with faculty, we can customize our programs to your course.

In addition to our skill-based learning objectives, building cultural competence is integrated into each course to increase the quality of services we and improve outcomes with our local community partners.

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Nursing and Public Health Programs

Impacting Community Wellness in a Developing Country (Nursing - Honduras)

Nurses will acquire an advanced understanding of the issues impacting individual and community health in urban and rural Honduras. They will understand one NGO’s strategies to provide access to healthcare…

Expanding Nursing Clinical Skills in a Developing Country (Honduras)

Nurses in training engage virtually in a sequence of clinical experiences that deliver health services to resource-limited communities in urban and rural settings in Honduras. Students engage in real-time with…

Applied Nursing Studies in West Africa (Ghana)

Build medical knowledge immersed in medical interventions in rural Ghana, working alongside local government actors. Students shadow our local medical professionals to deliver critical health services in a clinical setting.…

Applied Nursing Studies in Migrant and Refugee Populations (Greece)

Build medical knowledge while supporting vulnerable populations, refugees, and asylum seekers living in Athens, Greece. Students shadow our local medical professionals out of our primary healthcare clinic in Athens. The…

Expanding Medical Skills in Urban and Rural Clinics in a Developing Country (Medical - Honduras)

Doctors in training will acquire an advanced understanding of the issues impacting individual and community health in urban and rural Honduras and will understand one NGO’s strategies to provide access…

Dental Care in the Developing World (Honduras)

Build dental and oral health knowledge while improving access to critical dental services in Honduras. Students shadow our local dentists in Honduras to deliver care in resource-limited communities in both…

Public Health Research: Using a Mixed Method Approach (Public Health - Honduras)

Public health students practice a mixed method approach to public health research, where both quantitative and qualitative data are collected and analyzed. Students are provided with quantitative data from a…

Applied Research Internship in Public Health Interventions - Honduras

Students learn how to use data to create and compare the results of community health interventions in rural and resource-limited regions of Honduras. Our bilingual, on-the-ground public health technicians guide…
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Business and Social Enterprise Programs

International Business I - Globalization and Rural Microenterprises (Panama)

Consulting small businesses in the context of rural Panama with SWOT framework. Gain an understanding of globalization and apply broad business skills in the context of microenterprises in rural Central…

International Business II - Migrant and Refugee-Owned Businesses (Greece)

Implement broad business skills to support refugee & migrant-owned businesses in Athens. Gain an understanding of the effects of the refugee crisis in Europe and apply broad business skills to…

Entrepreneurship I - Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies (Panama)

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the context of microenterprises in rural Central America. Learn about business models for microenterprises in rural Central America. Students are…

Entrepreneurship II - Business Planning for Migrant and Refugee-Owned Enterprises (Greece)

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the more advanced context of Europe, supporting migrants and refugees trying to earn a living in Greece. Students are guided…

Entrepreneurship III - Business Planning for Microenterprises in West Africa (Ghana)

Learn and apply business planning frameworks and concepts of entrepreneurship in the context of microenterprises in rural West Africa. Students are guided by our local economic development professionals and mentors…

Accounting & Finance I - Financial Statements of Rural Community Banks (Panama)

Learn and apply concepts of accounting and finance in the context of microenterprises in rural Central America and improve accounting practices for small rural banks in Central America. Students are…

Accounting & Finance II - Microlending & Sustainable Development (Panama)

Analyze loan applications to support small rural banks in Central America. In addition to our skill-based learning objectives, building cultural competence is integrated into the course to increase the quality…

Accounting & Finance III - Auditing Rural Banks to Advance Microfinance Initiatives (Panama)

Conduct scaled-down financial audits on small community-owned banks in rural Central America. In partnership with Eskala, Inc, an innovative microfinance organization, students are guided by local technicians and mentors from…

Marketing I - Marketing Plans for Rural Microenterprises (Panama)

Learn and apply general marketing strategies in the context of microenterprises and help small rural businesses in Central America. Students are guided by our local economic development professionals and mentors…

Marketing II - Digital Marketing for Migrant and Refugee-owned Businesses (Greece)

Learn and apply online marketing strategies to support small businesses owned by migrants and refugees in Athens, Greece. Students are guided by our local staff and mentors from leading consulting…

Technology I - Information Systems in Sustainable Development - Digitizing Savings and Loan Portfolios for Small Rural Banks in Central America (Panama)

Implementing a cloud-based solution to digitize savings and loan portfolios for small rural banks in Central America. In partnership with Eskala, Inc, students are guided by local microfinance technicians to…

Technology II - Web Solutions for Migrant and Refugee-Owned Businesses (Greece):

Identify and develop technology solutions to support small migrant and refugee-owned businesses in Athens, Greece. Students are guided by our local staff and mentors from leading consulting firms to support…

Agricultural Supply Chains - Applied Study on the Global Supply Chain of Coffee or Honey Producers in Honduras

Learn and apply supply chain strategies to support coffee or honey producers in Honduras. Students are guided by our local economic development professionals and mentors from leading consulting firms to…

Global Supply Chains II - Honey Production in Central America (Available June 2021)

Learn and apply supply chain strategies to support honey producers in Honduras. Students are guided by our local economic development professionals and mentors from leading consulting firms to learn about…
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Engineering Programs

Civil Engineering - Designing Community Water Systems (Honduras)

Our bilingual on-the-ground civil engineers guide students and local Water Councils through the design of a community-wide water system in a rural and resource-limited Honduran community. Students engage in designing…

Structural Engineering - Home Repairs and Household Public Health Infrastructure

Learn and apply a multitude of structural engineering fundamentals to design and select materials for home repair/construction and household sanitation units for resource-limited families in rural Honduras. Our bilingual on-the-ground…

Structural Engineering - Infrastructure for Sustainable Development

Go deeper into the concepts of structural engineering to design and select materials for projects that empower sustainable development in rural Central America, such as foot bridges, road bridges/culverts, community-bank…
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Lauren Maitland
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Director of Academic Programs

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Our Alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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International Medicine: Comparing Clinical Healthcare in Central America, West Africa and Europe

Students will experience a fast-paced comparative analysis of region-specific diseases and health issues, engage in real-time with doctors and patients, and gain perspective on the challenges of practicing medicine in three completely unique global communities. Global Brigades' staff doctors in Greece, Ghana, and Honduras will provide students with invaluable insight to how the healthcare systems work in each of their countries, followed by telemedical clinic days in each country. Our most popular program.

International Nursing I: Clinical Experience in Central America (Honduras)

Nurses will acquire an advanced understanding of the issues impacting individual and community health in urban and rural Honduras. Students are immersed in the details of region-specific diseases and health issues; engage in real-time with community healthcare workers, doctors, and patients supported by advanced telemedical equipment; explore pharmacology and the application of traditional medicines, and learn one NGO’s strategies to provide access to healthcare professionals and prescribed medications.

International Nursing II: Clinical Experience in West Africa

Build medical knowledge immersed in health interventions in rural Ghana while working alongside local government actors. Students shadow our local medical professionals to deliver critical health services in a clinical setting. The curriculum engages students in our program methodology, local community and cultural tradition, interviews with community health volunteers, and is culminated in three lives clinic sessions out of government-run community health outposts.

International Nursing III: Clinical Experience in Greece

Nurses will shadow medical professionals in our primary healthcare clinic in Athens, supporting vulnerable populations, refugees, and asylum seekers living in Greece. The program engages students the cultural and historical context of the refugee crisis in Europe, Global Brigades' clinical program methodology, and culminates in three live clinic sessions in a physical urban clinic in Athens. Clinic stations include pediatrics, gynecology, and soon ophthalmology.

International Business I - Globalization and Rural Microenterprises (Panama)

Consulting small businesses in the context of rural Panama with SWOT framework. Gain an understanding of globalization and apply broad business skills in the context of microenterprises in rural Central America. Students are guided by economic development professionals in Panama to learn the cultural context of one of the world’s most important trade routes, the Panama Canal. Students work alongside mentors from leading consulting firms to identify growth opportunities or areas of efficiency to help our clients, microenterprises in rural resource-limited communities. Through client interviews, concepts of microfinance, cultural sharing, and utilization of our deliverable templates, students create and present their deliverables to the clients for consideration.

International Business II - Migrant and Refugee-Owned Businesses

Implement broad business skills to support refugee & migrant-owned businesses in Athens. Gain an understanding of the effects of the refugee crisis in Europe and apply broad business skills to support refugee & migrant-owned businesses in Athens, Greece. Students are guided by local staff and business professionals in Athens to learn about economic opportunities for migrants and refugees in the cultural context of Greece. Students work alongside mentors from leading consulting firms to identify growth opportunities or areas of efficiency to help our clients earn more income. Through client interviews, mentorship, cultural sharing, and utilization of our deliverable templates, students create and present their deliverables to the clients for consideration.

Entrepreneurship I - Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies (Panama)

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the context of microenterprises in rural Central America. Learn about business models for microenterprises in rural Panama. Students are guided by our local economic development professionals and mentors from leading consulting firms to build business plans (Canvas Model) for aspiring entrepreneurs in rural resource-limited communities in Panama. Through client interviews, concepts of microfinance, industry research, cultural sharing, and utilization of our deliverable templates, students create and present business plans with our selected clients.

Entrepreneurship II - Business Planning for Migrant and Refugee-Owned Enterprises

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the more advanced context of Europe, supporting migrants and refugees trying to earn a living in Greece. Students are guided by our local staff, Greek business professionals and mentors from leading consulting firms to build business plans (Canvas Model) for aspiring entrepreneurs in Athen’s vast refugee and migrant community. Through client interviews, mentorship, industry research, cultural sharing, and utilization of our deliverable templates, students create and present business plans with our selected clients.

Entrepreneurship III - Business Planning for Microenterprises in West Africa

Learn and apply business planning frameworks and concepts of entrepreneurship in the context of microenterprises in rural Ghana. Students are guided by our local economic development professionals and mentors from leading consulting firms to build business plans (Canvas Model) for aspiring entrepreneurs in rural resource-limited communities in Ghana. Through client interviews, concepts of microfinance, industry research, cultural sharing, and utilization of our deliverable templates, students create and present business plans with our selected clients.

Civil Engineering I - Designing Community Water Systems in Central America

Learn and apply a multitude of civil engineering fundamentals to design clean water systems in Honduras. Our bilingual on-the-ground engineers guide students and local Water Councils through the design of a community-wide water system in a rural and resource-limited Honduran community. The curriculum immerses students in the program methodology of a live global water intervention: community selection, water council interviews, geo-mapping, government collaboration, needs assessments, and monitoring & evaluation practices. Students design the GPS community mapping of the water system from the water intake source (well) to the higher elevation storage tank and design supply routes to homes in the community. Students analyze a rapid needs assessment of the population and project growth in the community to determine the size and specifics of the storage tank they design utilizing CAD software. And students calculate water pressure and pipe diameters utilizing EPANET software to design and size out the piping infrastructure. The final deliverable includes a presentation of their design and project report to the local Community Water Council and our local teams so they can be constructed later that year.

Structural Engineering I - Home Repairs and Household Public Health Infrastructure

Learn and apply a multitude of structural engineering fundamentals to design and select materials for home repair/construction and household sanitation units for resource-limited families in rural Honduras. Our bilingual on-the-ground engineers guide students to design home repair and construction projects that decrease preventable diseases caused by structural disparities. Students learn about the community health needs, access to local materials and common design practices for healthy home construction and hygiene stations to then design their own. The curriculum immerses students in the program methodology of live public health intervention: community selection, basic sanitation committee interviews, needs assessments, and monitoring & evaluation practices. The final deliverable includes a presentation to community members of a proposed design and budget for a custom sanitation system based on the community’s physical assets.

Structural Engineering II - Infrastructure for Sustainable Development

Go deeper into the concepts of structural engineering to design and select materials for projects that empower sustainable development in rural Central America, such as foot bridges, road bridges/culverts, community-bank buildings, building for small businesses, and community centers/recreational. Our bilingual on-the-ground engineers guide students and local leaders in the mechanics of a sustainable development project: community selection, local buy-in, needs/assets mapping, project scoping, and ultimately design. The final deliverable includes a presentation to community leaders of a proposed design and budget for the infrastructure project.

Introduction to Health Research in Rural Honduras

Students learn how to use data and community mobilization to create community action plans that improve health outcomes in rural Honduras. Our bilingual, on-the-ground public health technicians guide students and partner community’s Basic Sanitation Committee (BSC) through the UNDP’s Healthy Schools and Households program, to identify health challenges, assess market demand for in-home infrastructure solutions, and ultimately build a Community Health Action Plan. The curriculum immerses students in the program methodology of global public health intervention: community selection, community health worker interviews, asset mapping, needs assessments, and monitoring & evaluation practices.

Applied Research Internship in Public Health Interventions

Students learn how to use data to create and compare the results of community health interventions in rural and resource-limited regions of Honduras. Our bilingual, on-the-ground public health technicians guide interns and partner community’s Basic Sanitation Committee (BSC) through the UNDP’s Healthy Schools and Households program, to identify health challenges, assess market demand for in-home infrastructure solutions, and ultimately build a Community Health Action Plan. The internship records the data from multiple interventions in varying communities to compare results and monitor progress over a 16-week initiative.

Social Justice I - Community Development Program (Honduras)

The virtual Community Development Program focuses on how to work with on-site community leaders to conceive and develop tangible plans for community improvement. The Program explores a variety of public health, medical, microfinancing and community banking, and WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) projects, with an extended focus on a hands-on collaboration with community members to develop plans for multiple development projects. Together, these experiences help students develop transferable skills that can be applied across a variety of community development projects and in a variety of global locations.

Social Justice 2 - Legal Empowerment (Honduras)

The virtual Legal Empowerment Program provides participants with the opportunity to apply and build upon their legal advocacy and research skills, foster cultural competency through virtual immersion, and with the support of our local teams, Honduras law students, and lawyers create community education deliverables to increase legal understanding.
*Statistics provided represent impact across all countries and all communities