Start your journey abroad with IPSL

Make a difference with your study or volunteer time abroad.


Choose from IPSL's service-based master's programs, research, service-learning for credit, fieldwork, language learning, or simply volunteering globally.


The reward of the view at the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

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Hybrid Travel/Online Programs

In response to the growing call for life-flexibility, IPSL now offers a blend of in-country and online program options. Graduate programs, Customized Programs, Language Study, Volunteer Service...all have flexible options to accommodate busy lives.   

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Join us for webinars exploring opportunities in the global humanitarian field.

We'll be back in the Fall with more webinars! 

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IPSL Community

Hear from students, alumni, parents, volunteers, and IPSL in-country program leaders.


“More than anything, I'm learning to 'think differently' and question ways of doing things. This has been curriculum that's been lacking throughout my formal education and I'm deeply grateful for it.” -- IPSL Participant in Greece

What programs are available?

Whether you are seeking a service-based master's program or simply want to do something different, by serving abroad, you develop highly valuable, transferable skills. You can learn a language, too. And you'll definitely become more globally conscious and gain a perspective that will benefit you in your everyday life.


Check out the available IPSL programs and learn more about our amazing participants and  in-country partners.

Social Justice: Black Lives Matter

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IPSL stands with all who condemn police brutality, systemic racism, discrimination and oppression of any kind. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter and BIPOC movements to build just relationships and invest in one another’s liberation.

We want to convey our deepest sympathy and solidarity with all summoned to action by the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other people of color


At IPSL, we want to be of service to you and communities around the world to bring justice and healing and further advance the goal of peace that we all share. To address issues of racial injustice, we need to  to build the type of systems we want to see. Words mean nothing unless we change our behavior. We commit to progress, action, and accountability. We commit to being actively anti-racist. 

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