The Cape Verde course and field visit are part of the Ford School's International Economic Development Program (IEDP). Each year Ford School students select a developing country and work with faculty to design a curriculum and research visit to explore policy issues in the country. The student-led effort allows students to engage the entire school community in a dialogue on key policy issues in developing countries. Since its establishment in 1999, Ford School students have led IEDP trips to Morocco, Venezuela, Czech Republic, Jordan, and elsewhere.
Read more about the history of the IEDP.