Human Development

Board of Visitors

Anne Bagamery '78 is Senior Editor of the International New York Times, based in Paris.

Young African Leaders at Dartmouth

Dartmouth's cohort of 25 Young African Leaders participating in the first Washington Fellowship are well into their six-week business and entrepreneurship institute.

Starting with their coursework in Design Thinking, they soon will transition to intensive study of entrepreneurship, all the while participating in weekly leadership sessions  and service and community engagement. They also are working on their teambuilding skills through activities with the Outdoor Programs Office.

Read more about our YALI Washington Fellows in recent articles in Dartmouth Now and The Dartmouth.

Student Learns About Poverty Working on Microfinance in the Dominican Republic

by Elliot Sandborn ‘14, International Internship, Dominican Republic

I lived in the barrios of East Santo Domingo and worked at a Banco ADEMI, the largest private, for-profit microfinance bank in the Dominican Republic, and one of the largest and most successful microfinance banks in Latin America. I lived with a local Dominican friend, Sam, whom I had met in the summer of 2009 as a high school volunteer in rural community in San Juan, DR.

At ADEMI, I worked alongside loan officers, visiting clients and following up on loans. I did research on ADEMI's history, their model of microfinance, and tried to tap into what was it that made them so successful. Drawing on my experiences in the field with the loan officers, executive interviews and a 1997 World Bank case study on ADEMI, I compiled a 13,000-word report for the president of the bank that reflected on what I - and my informants - considered to be key aspects of the ADEMI model, including the continuity of leadership and vision the bank has experienced and the strong commitment to a "business-like approach" to service.

Faculty Course Development & Enhancement

The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding is committed to promoting the study of the world at Dartmouth. Course Enhancement and Development funding helps faculty provide students with courses that expose them to different cultural perspectives and voices. 

Funds are available for developing new courses or improving existing ones. We support guest lectures, films or the acquisition of materials to enhance courses. 

Faculty Travel & Research

An internationally engaged faculty is vital to the Dickey Center mission of promoting international understanding at Dartmouth. The Dickey Center invites faculty to submit grants for support of up to $3500 for international research and up to $600 for international conference travel.  Only one grant per faculty member is allowed each year. 

A list of grants made in the past three year showcases the breadth of internationally-engaged scholarship at Dartmouth supported by the Dickey Center

Lombard Public Service Fellowship

For nearly 25 years, alumni have put the liberal arts education they received at Dartmouth to good use in a range of Lombard Fellowship projects around the world. The Lombard Fellowship supports graduating seniors and recent graduates of Dartmouth, including the professional schools, in public service projects in the U.S. and globally.

Security & Development in Kosovo

Interested in peacebuilding, post-conflict transformation, and human development?  Consider a summer internship in Kosovo!

Summer 2018 Program

Build an International Internship

The Dickey Center provides opportunities for students to broaden their international perspectives and their understanding of different cultures by undertaking leave-term projects abroad. Gain new international perspectives by living and working abroad as a Dickey International Intern. 

Washington Fellows 2014

This summer the Dickey Center, along with multiple partner organizations across Dartmouth, hosts 25 young leaders from 19 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. They represent a wide range of backgrounds with an incredible array of experiences. These young leaders are the first cohort of the "Washington Fellowship," which is at the center of President Obama's Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI). YALI is a State Department-led program (overseen by the International Research & Exchanges Board - IREX) that is working to provide opportunities to "spur growth, strengthen democratic systems and enhance peace and security."

The goals of the Washington Fellowship are:

Expanding Education in Nepal

by Wouther Zwart '14, International Internship, VillageTech Solutions, Nepal

I spent four wonderful months in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, with a small NGO called VillageTech Solutions. Their education project is an audio-visual teaching aid, which is aimed to improve both the method of teaching as well as to augment the teaching material available to Nepalese public schools.

During my time in Nepal, I collaborated with Nepalese universities, local start-ups, open source groups and companies to finalize the development of the project and to build a community of students, engineers and entrepreneurs in order to expand education methods in public schools.

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