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: yours 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.

Information Meetings:

  • October 4 12:15-1:15 pm EB 331
  • October 12 4:30-5:30 pm EB 331
  • October 26 4:30-5:30 pm EB 331

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 an 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 | Passport


  • December 1, 2017 - $500 to OIP
  • January 31, 2018 - $1,500
  • February 28, 2018 - $1,500
  • March 31, 2018 - $1,400

For information on the Malawi Experience Study Abroad contact:

Dr. Carol McNulty
Associate Dean
Watson College, EB 309

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