IPSL, St. Mary's University College (London) and the College of Mount Saint Vincent (New York City)
Re-thinking Study Abroad: Innovations in Advocacy, Partnership, and Service Ethic
The IPSL 2013 Symposium in London is honored to present the following special guests:
Sister Annie Credidio
Sister Annie Credidio, of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has dedicated her life to bringing care and dignity to patients of Hansen's Disease (leprosy). Sister Annie is the founder of Fundación Padre Damien (Damien House), an IPSL NGO partner in Guayaquil, Ecuador, which provides support to patients of Hansen's Disease. Every semester, IPSL students serve at Fundación Padre Damien, which has a community outreach program that helps those who have been treated and cured to secure a home, find work, and return to living full lives.
Sister M. Cyril Mooney
Sister M. Cyril Mooney, is an internationally-recognized educational innovator and the 2007 winner of the Padma Shri Award, the Government of India's fourth-highest civilian honor. She is a native of Ireland and a Sister of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto). Since 1956 she has been living and working in India, where she has emerged as a nationwide leader in bringing quality education to urban and rural poor children. IPSL students have served in Sister Cyril's organizations for over 20 years.
Also featuring special guests from:
St Mary's University College (London, England)
College of Mount Saint Vincent (New York City, US)
Institute for South East Asian Affairs (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
AmeriCorps Alums (Atlanta, USA)
Campus Compact (Portland, USA)
Idealist (Portland, USA)
Call for Proposals: A 100-word paragraph submission and contact information required initially; research and presentation are not due at this time.
Session presentations include:
* Conflict Resolution in an Intercultural Setting
* Facilitating IPSL Student Growth via Online Reflection
* Infrastructural Systems for Student Support in Study Abroad
The IPSL 2013 Symposium will be held Monday - Wednesday, November 11-13, 2013 in London, England. Please save the date for this unique opportunity to learn more about advocacy research, instilling a lifelong ethic of service, and foundational partnerships in the field of international service-learning. Make it a site visit and explore the unique IPSL program in London, which creates an opportunity for undergraduates to publish research on their service-learning fieldwork and mutually benefits the hosting service-learning organization in spreading awareness.
Please choose one of the three themes listed below and submit a proposal. Proposal submission requirements include a brief description of topic and venue preference. You must first sign up (do not log-in) by creating an account with IPSL, click on forms, all available forms, and complete the online form titled IPSL Symposium 2013 - LONDON - Call for Proposals. SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE.
Advocacy Research: Learning in the World, for the World
The IPSL Advocacy Research Program provides students an opportunity to learn and engage in professional research to produce relevant, useful information for the benefit of nonprofits, NGOs and community development organizations around the world. Currently unique to IPSL’s graduate program in International Development and Service, Advocacy Research will become part of IPSL’s undergraduate core of programs in 2013.
As there are several types of Advocacy Research, IPSL’s 2013 Symposium in London is an opportunity for you and your institution to share your findings in the field and to highlight the beneficiaries of this research. Sub-topics under Advocacy Research may include:
* Undergraduate Advocacy Research
* International Graduate Research
* Other similar types of research such as: Community-based Research and Participatory Action Research.
Instilling and Assessing a Lifelong Ethic of Service
Every year, thousands of students volunteer or participate in service-learning abroad. How does this international experience affect participants? Are they more likely to return to their home communities and engage in service?
When a student from a developed nation volunteers in a developing nation, how likely are they to continue their efforts at home? How likely are they to return to the host country? How does their experience abroad shape their future career or other life endeavors? Please share your research and findings in the field.
* How many Americans/students from developed countries return to the U.S./home country and continue their service work?
* What are some examples of program structures that have been successful in influencing an enduring ethic of service? How can we incorporate this into our programs to make lifelong service a norm?
* How has a student’s experiential term abroad affected her/him, shaping the future, career, etc.?
Foundational Partnerships in Service-Learning
Foundational partnerships between service-learning organizations can significantly advance the field of service-learning and produce a new type of citizen-diplomat where service becomes an integrated part of one’s life. Has your organization considered a foundational partnership? Do you have ideas on how to implement this within your home community? Are you interested in partnering with other like-minded organizations?
IPSL & AmeriCorps Alumni have joined forces to build on a generation of domestic service-minded citizens taking the next step by serving abroad. What are some examples of successes and challenges with other partnerships collaborating domestically or internationally?
Early-bird Discount Registration will be open from May 15 - September 13.