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Start your global journey with IPSL


IPSL offers socially-engaged programs abroad. Make a difference with your time abroad. Choose from:

  • Graduate Degrees

  • Service-Learning / Ethical Volunteering

  • Language learning

  • Research 

  • Fieldwork

  • Financial Aid Options

See Below for videos. reviews and more!


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


Customized Programs / Hybrid Travel 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.   


IPSL webinar Series

Hear straight from alumni, abroad program directors and partner NGOs!


Thursday February 7th @ 12pm (Pacific time) 

Click here to register for Christina's webinar
Christina, IPSL Alum, & the Mediterranean Diet in Greece program

Tuesday February 23rd @ 10am (Pacific time) 

Click here to register for Willy's webinar
Post 9/11 Veteran and IPSL Alum Willy: meet and greet 


Individual Advising Sessions are available online during the week. 

If you are in Portland, let's meet in person over coffee or a beer and talk about your goals. 



Meet Gaby - The New IPSL Alum Ambassador!

She is here to share her global experiences with you - feel free to contact her at

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

People standing by Black Lives Matter float with multicolored bricks

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. 

IPSL Global Institute at NUNM: Programs and People

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