There are multiple ways to engage in Advocacy Research with IPSL. Check out some opportunities below and if you would like more information fill out the Request More Info form here.

IPSL Sponsored Research + Original Research on IPSL Semester and Summer Programs:

IPSL provides students with an opportunity to engage in Sponsored Research where the specific research topic is identified by the organization and conducted by the student researcher. Partners contribute expertise and share decision-making and ownership of the research. Data is collected over time with multiple student researchers, leading to an increase the value. The sponsored research program is especially useful for beginning researchers who may want to engage in the international research process but who do not have previous experience.

Students who have previous research experience or have the time to dedicate to designing a research project from scratch may be interested in original research. Original research projects are initially design by the student who is then matched with a service organization. Student and organization collaborate to finalize the research design for the benefit of both.

Individualized Research Programming:

IPSL can work with students on a one-on-one basis to create short-term, individualized research and service programs. These single instance programs allow students in academic programs that have requirements during the semester to gain international research experience relevant to their studies.

IPSL/CWU Research in Action: Tanzania/Vietnam Summer Program:

IPSL/CWU Research in Action: Tanzania/Vietnam Summer Program is a transformative, experiential-learning program that provides students the opportunity to join in hands-on research and service for the benefit of local community organizations in Arusha, Tanzania or Hanoi, Vietnam. During this 5 week, in-country program students will earn 9 quarter credits (6 semester credits). Participants will live, serve, and conduct international, sponsored research in collaboration with local grassroots organizations. Students will engage in Advocacy Research and International Service-Learning, as well as participate in a hybrid, online course focused on sustainable development, international research ethics, collaborative service-learning methods, and introduction to the host culture and historically significant institutions in the community. Taught online and in-country, the course will hone participants’ ethical research skills and expand their understanding of intercultural, community-based service through transformative experiences. The program includes pre-departure and reentry orientations.

For more info check out the Tanzania and Vietnam program pages! 

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