Carrie Taylor, IPSL’s Associate Director of Enrollment and Strategic Partnerships and NCCC Alum, presenting at the Life After AmeriCorps event in Vinton, IA on 7/12/16.

Carrie Taylor, IPSL’s Associate Director of Enrollment and Strategic Partnerships and NCCC Alum, presenting at the Life After AmeriCorps event in Vinton, IA on 7/12/16.

AmeriCorps Alums and IPSL have partnered to provide opportunities for AmeriCorps Alums interested in study abroad, international education and development, and service learning. Through IPSL programs, AmeriCorps alumni members can connect to unique learning experiences and apply and further develop their service-learning and leadership skills in an international setting. IPSL programs support AmeriCorps Alums’ vision that a vibrant network of AmeriCorps alumni will be the leadership pipeline for the 21st century.

 

IPSL Opportunities for AmeriCorps Alums

  • College of Mount Saint Vincent/IPSL Undergraduate Degree Program

  • Graduate Program in International Development and Service (IDS)

  • Undergraduate international study and service-learning programs (semester or summer) with academic credit!

  • Advocacy Research™ abroad for academic credit

 

College of Mount Saint Vincent/IPSL Undergraduate Degree Program

College of mount saint vincent

College of mount saint vincent

Graduate Program in International Development and Service (IDS)IPSL and College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY offer AmeriCorps Alums priority admission to any CMSV undergraduate program and eligibility for the AmeriCorps Dean’s Merit Scholarship and up to 15 transfer credits for your AmeriCorps service.

 

CMSV/IPSL Undergraduate AmeriCorps Alumni Benefits:

  • Priority Admission to CMSV and application fee waived

  • Use your AmeriCorps Segal Education Award

  • Receive an automatic $11,000-$16,000 scholarship annually

  • Get up to 15 college credits for your AmeriCorps Experience!

  • IPSL Study Abroad Program Priority Admission and IPSL application fee waived

  • Get academic/practicum credit for your IPSL study abroad program

  • The opportunity to continue your service and study abroad experience with the IPSL/CMSV Master of International Development and Service (IDS) Program

 

For more information on College of Mount Saint Vincent, please visit their website at https://mountsaintvincent.edu/.

Graduate Program in International Development and Service (IDS)

Are you interested in a graduate program where you can continue your commitment to service while abroad? IPSL’s Graduate Program in International Development and Service (IDS) through College of Mount Saint Vincent offers a unique opportunity to take your service internationally! Students spend two semesters in NYC and two semesters abroad in two of the following locations:

  • Chiang Mai, THAILAND

  • Guayaquil, ECUADOR

  • Manila, PHILIPPINES

  • Port Elizabeth, SOUTH AFRICA

  • Siena, ITALY

In addition to coursework, students also volunteer with a community organization each semester, learning about different social issues in the U.S. and around the globe and applying them in real-world situations to help others in need.

M.S. IDS AmeriCorps Alumni Benefits:

  • Priority Admission
  • Use your AmeriCorps Segal Education Award
  • Automatic Matching $5,500 Scholarship
  • M.S. IDS Application Fee Waived

For more information about the MS IDS Graduate Program including application requirements and program schedule, please visit http://www.ipsl.org/master-of-science-in-international-development-and-service-new-york-ny.

Undergraduate international study and service-learning programs
(semester or summer) with academic credit!

IPSL’s undergraduate international study and service-learning programs combine academic learning with volunteer service to a local community. Through our programs, students find their learning takes on greater depth and meaning. They gain highly valuable, transferable skills that they would not otherwise acquire on a traditional study abroad program. Working with host community members brings classroom lessons to life and best of all, students can receive academic credit through our programs!

 

Choose from our long list of undergraduate programs in Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain (and Morocco), Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam. Program duration is generally one semester of 13-16 weeks in the fall and spring, and for 4-8 weeks in the summer. Shorter J-term programs are also available.

IPSL programs vary, but the basic components of each program are academic courses for college/university credit, language training, volunteer service-learning™ placement, homestay with a local family, and academic excursions.

Undergraduate Programs AmeriCorps Alumni Benefits:

  • Priority Admission
  • Use your AmeriCorps Segal Education Award
  • IPSL application processing fee waived

For more information on IPSL’s Undergraduate Programs, please visit http://www.ipsl.org/undergraduate/.

 

 

Advocacy Research™  Abroad for Academic Credit

Advocacy Research is carried out by people who are deeply concerned about social justice. It is fundamentally based on the notion of reciprocity. Unlike traditional research, Advocacy Research seeks to measure social problems with a view to increasing awareness and influencing political, economic, and social decision-making by involving the participating communities. In the past, organizations have used students’ advocacy research findings to apply for grants, etc.

 

IPSL Advocacy Research Services

  • Access to IPSL’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee
  • Research methodologies and ethics coursework
  • Ethical researcher training and review of student research
  • International research training
  • Legal assistance for international research
  • Preparation for student research publication


To read about MS IDS student, Leondra Fair’s advocacy research case study on food access, programs, and factors impacting nutrition in South Africa, please visit https://blog.americorpsalums.org/2016/07/28/apply-your-americorps-skills-to-an-international-research-experience/?utm_content=bufferd16d8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer. For more information on IPSL’s Advocacy Research™ Opportunities, check out http://www.ipsl.org/advocacy-research/. Want to apply your AmeriCorps skills to an international research experience? AmeriCorps Alumni can participate in IPSL’s Advocacy Research as a student on an IPSL program or as a guest from another organization. Through IPSL’s Advocacy Research program, students can explore what it means to engage in ethical service that helps others, build research skills, and provide useful data to resource-scarce materials around the world.