Malawi Leadership, Service, Teaching, and Learning Study Abroad

Engage in participatory action research in schools with Malawian colleagues, during summer term and make a difference for a lifetime: your and theirs. Students can take 3 to 6 credit hours through this study abroad experience and should meet with their advisor to discuss whether these credit hours count towards their academic concentration in the teacher education programs.

Learn & Serve

Conduct projects on learning, teaching and leadership while interacting with internationally-recognized global leaders, educators, and learners in Malawi's public schools.

The experience entails:

  • Experienced research faculty from UNCW mentor student participatory action research projects in schools
  • Work in schools-community with students and teachers.

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MalawiExplore Malawian Culture

  • Zomba
  • Annie's lodge, zomba (contact #001-265-1-527-002
  • Malawi Institute of Education;
  • Domasi government, domasi demonstration & malemia primary schools,
  • Malinka church: traditional singing, dancing incorporated into catholic liturgy
  • Zomba market: tinsmiths, woodcarvers, fabric shops & tailors.
  • Mvuu camp: river safari, afternoon & evening safari, morning guided walk.
  • Liwonde wood carvers.
  • Chifundo chatu orphanage served by annie fletcher & peter thompson of annie's lodge.
  • Club makokola on lake malawi (contact # 001-265-1-580-772). traditional dances by local villagers.
  • Mua mission museum for overview of traditional cultures in southern malawi, unique mua style wood carving.

Discover Your Place in the World

Summer Malawi Experience Application

Estimated Program Cost: $4,900

Travel Costs

  • Flights
  • In-country transport-to & from schools, etc.
  • Required travel health insurance

Lodging & Porter Fees

  • Annie's Lodge Zomba
  • Mvuu Camp-hippo, elephants
  • Club Mak on Lake Malawi
  • Supplies for Working in the Schools

Excursions-Entrance Fees

  • Malinka Church
  • Chifundo Chatu Orphanage
  • Mua Mission

Other Costs not included in Program Costs

  • Immunizations
  • Tuition
  • Food & Bottled Water
  • Visa


  • December 1, 2016 - $500 to OIP
  • January 31, 2017 - $1,500
  • February 28, 2017 - $1,500
  • March 31, 2017 - $1,400

For information on the Malawi Experience Study Abroad contact:

Dr. Ann Potts
Dept. of Early Child Development, Elementary Education Middle Grades, Literacy, and Special Education
Watson College, EB 156

Dr. Liz Barber
Adjunct Faculty
Watson College of Education