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 (among the many locations), 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 meet. 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 fascinated with the idea of brining this experience to students, young professionals, and to support academic institutions in terms of experiential learning, field studies, and other platforms.

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!

 

Need more information?

Please feel free to contact us should you have questions or would like more information about our programs, partnerships, and educational experiences.

 

OUR PARTNERS

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NATO CMDR Center of Excellence

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE), located in Sofia, the Republic of Bulgaria, was established on 28 August 2013. The Centre currently has two Sponsoring Nations – the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Poland, and one Framework Nation - the Republic of Bulgaria. The CMDR COE is founded upon Memoranda of Understanding (MOU): the Operational MOU between the Participating Nations and the Functional MOU between the Participating Nations and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Headquarters (HQ SACT).

American College of Thessaloniki

ACT, the tertiary division of Anatolia College, is accredited in the United States by NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education). In addition to ACT having full NECHE accreditation, the undergraduate programs delivered at ACT are also validated by Open University, UK. ACT has been the school of choice for over 3000 American students, as it holds partnerships with major US institutions. These students, alongside others from across the Balkans, Europe, and the world create a vibrant academic community that brings life to a truly diverse, multicultural environment.

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international association of emergency managers

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 6,000 members worldwide, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters. The IAEM vision is that the International Association of Emergency Managers be recognized globally as the premier organization for emergency management.