The UC Irvine Impact Academy program comprises two comprehensive but flexible parts: online courses and international fieldwork (which is optional until it is safe to travel to our locations). Complete eight online courses in a timeframe suitable to you, and then undertake two to four weeks of fieldwork in a chosen international location.
The self-paced online courses prepare you with the theory and knowledge necessary to be successful in the fieldwork component. The courses include a combination of frameworks, toolkits, video lectures and interviews and assessments.
Discussion with peers in your cohort is also facilitated through forums and webinars. The second part of the program, international fieldwork, compromises an intense schedule of masterclasses, site visits, fieldwork and a final project. In total, you will have exposure to 11 varying environments.
Through this comprehensive and immersive experience, you will come away with a deep understanding of best practice, context and practicalities, enabling you to transform a community or natural environment through effective project work.
This program directly answers the need of purpose-driven organizations: employees with a deep understanding of best practice, context and the practicalities of delivering effective projects.