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Authorization / Accreditation

Official Recognition / Legal Authorization

IPSL Institute for Global Learning is officially recognized and legally authorized to offer academic credit, issue official transcripts, and confer degrees through the Master's level following a determination that Oregon state higher education academic standards are satisfied under OAR 583-030. 


At the undergraduate level, IPSL offers official transcripts for all coursework taken at IPSL program locations.


At the graduate level, IPSL currently offers the academic degrees of International Development and Service (IDS) and Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA).

This school is a business unit of a social benefit corporation (B-Corp) and is authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees.  Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97310.



Accreditation through a national or regional accreditation commission, which will enable IPSL to accept federal financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education is currently in progress. We anticipate this will be completed sometime in 2019. At that time, a federal school code will be issued to IPSL. In the meantime, for all questions related to financial aid, please visit the IPSL Financial Aid page. 


Professional Credentials 

IPSL maintains active memberships, and contributes to the body of knowledge, in numerous professional associations. These commitments help our institute maintain the highest standards in the fields of study abroad, international service-learning and language acquisition. Since 1981, IPSL has remained a thought-leader in international education through contributions at conferences, research, publications and other activities.

IPSL is a proud member of:

  • NAFSA: The Association of International Educators

  • The Forum on Education Abroad

  • Diversity Abroad

  • AmeriCorps Alums


  • The Building Bridges Coalition

  • IARSCLE (International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Engagement)

  • GlobalSL.org

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Tel. +1.503.395.IPSL (4775)

Fax. +1.503.954.1881

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