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Georgetown WasteNot Initiative: Langa TownshipResidency Spotlight: Recycling in South Africa

As part of their summer 2013 global residency, three EML students transformed a resource center in a poverty-stricken township of South Africa into a new recycling facility in the center of the community.

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Opening Residency

Challenges of Leading

Learning, Being, and Doing: During this intensive and inspiring experience, students get a solid introduction to the EML curriculum and meet the program team and faculty. The opening residency inspires students to begin thinking more deeply and systematically about their perspectives on leadership and the arenas in which they plan to demonstrate leadership. In addition, the residency helps to build a sense of camaraderie and teamwork among members of the cohort.

Global Residency

Leading in an International Context

A signature Georgetown McDonough experience, the Global Residency provides students the opportunity to implement concepts learned in the classroom in an international setting. Before visiting the residency location, EML students attend a series of on-campus lectures and discussions to gain a better understanding of the history, culture, and leadership challenges that exist in the host country. In addition, students work on a leadership-focused consulting project for a client in the residency location. The experience ends with a week-long international residency during which student teams present recommendations to the client and participate in academic and cultural activities. The current location for the EML Global Residency is Nairobi, Kenya. While residencies are focused in Africa the country location may change in any given year. 

Closing Residency

Leading for the Future

This residency places significant emphasis on the understanding and application of selected Jesuit disciplines such as contemplative action and daily examination. Before attending the Closing Residency, students will have created personal leadership action plans, which help them prepare for discussions about future growth and success as leaders during the three-day experience.


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