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Together For Development / Eswatini

31 August 2019

18 August - 31 August 2019

Together for Development is the UWC Short Course in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). In a world where extreme poverty, shocking inequality and unfair exclusion persist, the need for change is more pressing than ever.

We believe young people have the ability and passion to change the world. Now in its fourth edition (the first took place in 2011), this year’s course will bring together 30 to  60 participants from around the world to critically engage with the concept of development and deeply understand the issues involved. Above all, we will empower them to become effective, empathetic change makers.

Being in Eswatini is a key component of the course, so participants will engage on- and off-campus with the country. Local community interaction and service are a fundamental part of the curriculum, and all participants will develop a project they can implement in their own communities.

The course is facilitated by a diverse and professional team from around the world, most of whom are alumni of UWC schools or short courses themselves. In addition to academic expertise, they also have on-the-ground experience working in development.


Dates: 18-31 August 2019
Language: English
Location: Eswatini, Southern Africa
Application information: Applications are now open for this year's edition of Together for Development! The course covers topics ranging from development theory to arts, creativity, environmental sustainability, gender and activism, while also offering an in-depth introduction to Eswatini, opportunities to work in local communities, and visits to local NGOs. Apply here.
Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through May 31, so get them in soon!
Course fee: The total cost of attendance of the Short Course amounts to a participation fee of 800 Euros and your round trip-flight to Johannesburg or Eswatini. If you are a resident in Africa, the participation fee will be 600 Euros.
Eligibility: We are looking for young people, aged 16 - 20, who are eager to learn and make the world a better place. 
Scholarship availability: A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available; in addition, we can provide travel scholarships for some African participants only. Participants from other regions should only apply if they can cover their transport costs.
Website: Together for Development 
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