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Malawi International Development

Dates: 28 May–19 July 2024 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 1 December 2023

The Malawi International Development Internship partners with the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) and Nu Skin Corporation in a rural village in Malawi. Students from all majors work with a SAFI staff member and BYU faculty mentor on research projects that help inform SAFI’s programs in underserved communities. Interns live at SAFI’s campus and spend time traveling to Lilongwe (Malawi’s capital city), Lake Malawi, Zambia, and Botswana.

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Jeff Glenn
2032 LSB
(801) 422-9754


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students will register for a total of 6 credit hours during the program. They may choose from the following internship courses:

IAS 399R—Academic Internship (6 credit hours)
NDFS 399R—Academic Internship (6 credit hours)
HLTH 496R—Academic Internship (6 credit hours)

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full-tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, all meals while in village, in-country transportation, international health insurance coverage, and travel expenses for local and international excursions.

Does not include airfare to and from Malawi, some meals, souvenirs, passport, visa, or vaccinations.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see; including up to $1000 from the Nu Skin Scholarship Fund.
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Accepted students are required to participate in IAS 369R International Internship Prep (1 credit hour) during second block of winter semester 2024.

It is recommended that students take IAS 220—Introduction to Development Studies (3 credit hours) during the fall or winter semester before the program

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Interns stay on site in dorms at SAFI in Mtalimanja Village, approximately 2 hours from Lilongwe.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Jeff Glenn, Professor of Public Health
2032 LSB
(801) 422-9754

Michael Dunn, Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science
S129 ESC
(801) 422-6670

Rick Jellen, Professor of Plant and Wildlife Sciences
5009 LSB
(801) 422-7279
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.