IPSL partnerships around the world collaborate to offer short-term and semester-length programs that unite study abroad with volunteer service opportunities in the host community. But, why listen to us? Read what our alumni have to say...
"It was the best thing I've ever done. I was forced to truly develop my identity while being confronted by other people's ideals. I feel so much calmer, and stronger in myself after doing it. It's definitely affected my plans for when I graduate. I've always considered joining the peace corps, but after a semester of service-learning I am very certain that I would like to join up after college. IPSL is such a great program. I don't know anything about publicizing study-abroad programs, but IPSL programs deserve top ranking."
"The entire program was a highlight and a challenge. I grew personally a tremendous amount and have a much clearer idea of who I am and what it is I want in life after having completed the program. As a result of my IPSL program, I came back and started a volunteer program helping to create gardens at local schools."
"It was sometimes difficult being in a strange city, finding my way around public transportation, but being there was the best decision I ever made. I learned more about the world and myself in those four months than I ever thought was possible. I absorbed the culture through the language, volunteering, the food, people, and utterly breathtaking geography. It was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never be able to forget."