HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT
We’ve spent 20 years in operations…Now we’re sharing our knowledge and opportunities
With experience from Bosnia (SFOR), Kosovo (KFOR), and also Afghanistan, we’ve worked by, with, and through local partners in capacity building, education, and training programs. After successful completion of our last mission, we’ve turned our sights towards sharing this experience and knowledge and empowering a future generation of students. As you may imagine, with over 20 years of continuous operational level work, we’re quite seasoned in working by, with, and through partners to not only build stability but also increase resilience.
the operational level is where the knowledge is applied
We firmly believe that at the operational level, in the field, and working alongside partners is where academic knowledge and reality collide. For this reason, we focus our efforts where other programs do not, which is less political and more practical. For example, our educational support programs are designed to help students build skills and knowledge to be applied after graduation and likely within their first 5 years of employment.
We've had the opportunity and the pleasure to work alongside nations as they work to rebuild their societies and to work alongside the international staff to assist them in doing so. With that opportunity, we were able to see that there is space for student learning in these environments not only to provide context to current international events, but shape cultural experiences, expectations, and substantially integrate professional development. We have become singularly focused on creating an environment where students spend a semester with us and accelerate their professional development beyond expectations.
How do we provide a quality experience?
Our quality is derived from having built an understanding of the complex operational environment. That means the first-hand experience in emergency management, social justice, international projects, development, and security force assistance. Second, we build strategic partnerships to empower our programs and set conditions for student success. We blend education and professional development through niche programs designed specifically for these focus areas. Then we blend the host nation and international organization perspective to round out not only happens internationally, but how is this all received locally. This not only blends the cultural aspect and experiential learning into our program but also we fold in career development and insights for those students seeking international careers. Everything together, with certifications, accreditations, credit hours, and professional development is a one of a kind program for ambitious students!