Universities are ideal partners for forming a consortium of participating institutions that see it in their interest to develop these centers. It is envisioned that one university would serve as the host institution where an office would be maintained to coordinate usage of these centers.
Each center would be capable of housing 10 students/faculty and could be occupied year-round.
Participating institutions would establish 400-level courses that serve as capstones in their curricula. These courses could be jointly taught with institutions in the Third World. Thus, a course taught at Cal Poly, SLO would be jointly taught at the University of Ghana. American students and Ghanaian students would live together in the centers and engage in joint research.