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Faculty-directed programs

Are you an educator who would like to offer your students a truly unique experience? Deepen the teaching and learning in your courses, and meet institutional requirements through a faculty-directed program.


IPSL has an extensive network of deep, long-standing partnerships with a select group of NGOs around the world. We can provide service learning opportunities that correlate directly with your course themes.

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Why work with IPSL for your class abroad?

In collaboration with partner institutions, IPSL has created a broad range of faculty-directed programs. Our established infrastructure and relationships provide the necessary support to fulfill your program ideas.

IPSL can:

  • Coordinate specific service projects related to faculty-directed programming themes.

  • Arrange service-site visits to learn about an organization's mission and operations

  • Introduce you to a wide-range of faculty, scholars and scholar-practitioners, across the globe, who can assist with curriculum development​

Examples of faculty-led programs with IPSL and partners

  • Service-focused programs in Spain, Morocco, Greece, Italy (semester-13 weeks)

  • Spanish language and Caribbean studies in Cartagena, Colombia (10 days)

  • Health and social policy in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (14 days)

  • Breast cancer research for women in STEM in Cusco, Peru (14 days)

  • MFA in Creative Writing coursework in the Andes - Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (21 days)

  • Frontiers in Latin America in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (semester-13 weeks)

  • Literary tour in Ireland (10 days)

  • Social innovation and participatory design in Hanoi, Vietnam (21 days)

  • Genocide and re-generation in Guatemala (16 days)


IPSL will provide logistics planning and help you create an itinerary, working with your budget, that can include:

  • Flights, airport transfers and all-in country, program related transportation

  • ​On-site resources (orientation, classroom space, etc.)

  • Marketing materials to advertise your program

  • Emergency medical and evacuation insurance

  • ​Lodging and most meals

  • 24/7 on the ground support

  • Excursions, activities and tours

  • Expert lecturers can also be arranged at faculty request

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