UNIF offers an integrated approach to sustainable rural development through three accredited degree programs that are relevant to rural Haiti and in disciplines that rural communities lack professionals:
Throughout their course of study, students spend significant time in their home rural communities working in practical application of the knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom.
In addition to traditional classroom based learning, students engage in community needs and resource assessment and education, which guide them in development of senior thesis projects required for graduation.
What makes UNIF Unique?
- UNIF is Haiti’s only rural university located in the mountains.
- UNIF understands, respects and seeks to build on the knowledge and experience of rural peasants who represent nearly 2/3 of Haiti’s population.
- UNIF offers unique opportunities for individuals and academic institutions in the U.S. to partner in their efforts through educational exchanges and rural community-based research.
- UNIF is based on the “Working College Model” similar to those in the U.S. where student work is an integral and required part of the educational process.
Students in Haiti interested in applying to the University of Fondwa can contact UNIF’s administrative team in Haiti at email@example.com.