STUDY ABROAD + SERVICE-LEARNING

IPSL programs combine academic studies and community service and full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience.

 

IPSL undergraduate ONLINE APPLICATION.

 

Welcome to IPSL! If you have any questions during the application process, please feel free to call or email us and we will be happy to assist you. Remember to save your application as you go so that you can come back later to finish it.

Students from all schools and majors can apply. See specific details on eligibility and language requirements in the Program Facts chart on each program Overview page.

Your final application package will consist of:

  • Main application form (online or paper...your choice) – provides IPSL with important personal and contact information, details about your academics and language abilities, community service experience (if you have any) and preferences, and transcript information.

  • A quick reflection from one of our online videos of IPSL students actually doing service.

  • Recommendations – 2 recommendations are required; ideally, one from someone who knows your academic work, and the other from a supervisor for a paid or volunteer job. This is a standard reference form found in the download, which is part of the online application.

  • Official transcript (you order these from your home institution and ask that they be sent to IPSL)

  • $75 application fee (check or credit card)

Detailed instructions are included with the application. ALL of your application materials must be received before we can review your application.

Undergraduate Admissions

Applications are evaluated as they are received. Early application is encouraged, as the program may fill before the official deadline. We look for students who demonstrate maturity, intellectual motivation, and a desire to serve.

When the complete application has been received by IPSL, you will be notified of the decision on your application within approximately three weeks.

If you are accepted into the program, you will then be asked to submit additional materials, which include a contract of participation, medical form, insurance information, photos, publicity form, and deposit.

Application Deadlines - See each program page for exact dates

  • Fall Semester Term  - approximately June 1st  
  • Spring Semester Term - between approximately November 1st to December 1st 
  • Summer Term - approximately May 1st

Graduate Application and Admissions

Applicants for the  Graduate Program in International Development and Service should click on the Master's Program tab for details on the program.

Applications are evaluated as they are received. Early application is encouraged, as the program may fill before the official deadline. We look for students who demonstrate maturity, intellectual motivation, and a desire to serve.

IPSL Cancellation Policy

Application fees are non-refundable at all times.

Applicants who are not accepted receive a full refund of the deposit.

IPSL deposit is non-refundable.

Should circumstances require IPSL to cancel a program before it begins, students will be notified and offered a comparable program in which to participate, where possible. If for any reason a comparable program cannot be offered, a full refund of any fees and the deposit will be issued

IPSL makes every effort to ensure that programs operate as described in the published material. Occasionally, however, circumstances dictate that changes in the service, academic study, academic excursions, and/or housing be made. As long as the altered arrangements enable the student to complete the required academic work, no refund or reduction of fees will be made.

All fees are fully payable 30 days prior to program start date. IPSL makes financial investments at our program sites abroad for the benefit of students. These financial commitments are non-refundable, even when a student withdraws. Therefore, we are unable to issue a refund to any student who withdraws within thirty days of the start of a program or after the program has begun.

Each IPSL student must sign the Contract of Participation. A student who is in violation of that Contract, and who is dismissed as a result, will not receive a refund.

A student may defer up to twelve (12) months before the start date of a program. The deposit for the original program is non-refundable. An additional deposit will be required at that time, however, to guarantee a place in the future program. No secondary deposit is required for students deferring due to a verifiable medical emergency.