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Voices from the
IPSL Community

Enjoy our growing collection of articles and videos by students, parents, country leaders, and IPSL staff.

With thousands of service hours and multiple completed research projects, IPSL participants have made a positive global impact.


What does it take to be a part of it all? Find out more in these stories.

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Why Study Abroad?

Studying abroad provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about the world. Read about the added benefits of studying abroad in a non-traditional location.

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How to Adjust to Your Host Family

Living with a host family can be one of the most rewarding parts of studying abroad. The relationships you make provide insights and connections that make a positive difference in your life years after you return home.

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Budgeting Tips 

Going abroad is an amazing adventure, but planning is key to getting the most out of your experience. Program costs, visas, food, souvenirs, and bussing from place to place adds up very quickly, so it’s important to be prepared for all of these things. 

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On My Own

What's it like to be far away from family and friends for the first time in your life? Find out what this student experienced.

Maintaining the Experience After Your Trip

Here's how to keep benefiting from the insights and feelings you experienced once you're home again. 

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