Choose a short-term program and your award may cover it all! 

IPSL has MANY short term abroad experiences that are PERFECT for using your SEGAL Education Award if you are enrolled in a college.

Go abroad anywhere from 3 - 8 weeks to:


AmeriCorps Alums


AmeriCorps Alums and IPSL have partnered to provide opportunities for AmeriCorps Alums interested in service abroad, international education and development, and service-learning. Through IPSL programs, AmeriCorps alumni members can connect to unique learning experiences and apply and further develop their service-learning and leadership skills in an international setting.


IPSL programs support AmeriCorps Alums’ vision that a vibrant network of AmeriCorps alumni will be the leadership pipeline for the 21st century.


IPSL Opportunities for AmeriCorps Alums

  • Graduate Programs in International Development and Service (IDS) or Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA)

  • Undergraduate international study and service-learning programs (semester or summer) with academic credit

  • Advocacy Research™ abroad for academic credit


Graduate Program Opportunities 
International Development and Service (IDS)
Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA)


Are you interested in a graduate program where you can continue your commitment to service while abroad? IPSL’s Graduate Programs offer a unique opportunity to take your service internationally!


Graduate students have the opportunity to study and serve throughout the world in the following locations (subject to change):




  • PERU



In addition to coursework, students also volunteer with a community organization each term, learning about different social issues in the U.S. and around the globe and applying them to real-world situations to help others in need.


AmeriCorps Alumni Benefits:

  • Priority Admission

  • Automatic $5,500 Scholarship from IPSL (even if you have already used your Ed award!)

  • IPSL application processing fee waived


For more information about the IPSL Graduate Programs, please visit


Opportunities for AmeriCorps Alums with no Bachelor's Degree


IPSL’s undergraduate international study and service-learning programs combine academic learning with volunteer service to a local community. Through our programs, students find their learning takes on greater depth and meaning. They gain highly valuable, transferable skills that they would not otherwise acquire on a traditional study abroad program. Working with host community members brings classroom lessons to life and to top it off, students can receive academic credit on programs of the IPSL Institute for Global Learning!



Choose from our selection of undergraduate programs in Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Peru, Tanzania, and Vietnam and stay as long as you week to one year!


Standard programs are regularly scheduled terms that last 11-12 weeks in the fall, spring, or summer. Short-term summer programs last 4 weeks.


IPSL programs vary, but the basic components of each program are academic courses for college/university credit, language training, volunteer service-learning placement, homestay with a local family, and academic excursions.


Undergraduate Programs AmeriCorps Alumni Benefits:

  • Priority Admission

  • Ability to use your AmeriCorps Segal Education Award (see rules here)*

  • IPSL application processing fee waived

* Apply the Education award to your current school to use for an IPSL program.

For more information on IPSL’s Undergraduate Programs, please visit

What's included?

Individualized program planning with IPSL staff
Practicum/Preceptorship/Fieldwork placement and oversight
Room and partial board
24/7 on-site support
Excursions and enrichment activities
Emergency medical and evacuation insurance
Independent and Sponsored Research Opportunities
Coursework (if you choose to study, too)
FUN!...and a chance to make a real difference!



Advocacy Research  Abroad for Academic Credit


Advocacy Research is carried out by people who are deeply concerned about social justice. IPSL' research opportunities are fundamentally based on the notion of reciprocity. Unlike traditional research, Advocacy Research seeks to measure social problems with a view to increasing awareness and influencing political, economic, and social decision-making by involving the participating communities. In the past, organizations have used students’ advocacy research findings to apply for grants, etc.


IPSL Advocacy Research Services

  • Access to IPSL’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee

  • Research methodologies and ethics coursework

  • Ethical researcher training and review of student research

  • International research training

  • Legal assistance for international research


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