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 “I chose to watch Kathleen’s video.  Something that stuck out to me was the way she spoke about her trip.  Going to a school with a required study abroad program, I hear all kinds of tales about the experiences people had abroad.  A lot of people talk about all the cool bars and clubs they went to or the foreign alcohol they drank.  Kathleen spoke about her trip from a completely different point of view.  The times she treasured were the time where she had self-reflection and just chatted with the new friend she had made.  Her video stuck out to me because her advice was all about being open to new experiences and being the person you want to be.  I hope to have an experience more like the one she described and less like the bar crawling debauchery I so often hear about.  Sure, I’ll probably visit some bars during my trip, but I cannot wait for all the relationships I will form abroad and the opportunities I will be given.”

 

Cheaney S. Galapagos Fall 2016

IPSL offers two graduate programs that are multi-national and multi-institutional. Students take coursework and choose where in the world they would like to serve. There is a required service-learning reflection seminar (Community Organizing & Social Activism - COSA), which is an academic program created and facilitated by IPSL, designed to give globally minded students a foundation in the history and key practices of community building and civic engagement worldwide, from domestic and international volunteerism, to community organizing, to grassroots social movements and activism.

Some people learn best in the classroom.  Others learn best in the community.  At IPSL, we do both. IPSL – a leader in the field of global service-learning – offers a new academic program called COSA: Community Organizing and Social Activism.  COSA is designed to give globally minded students a foundation in the history and key practices of community building and civic engagement worldwide, from domestic and international volunteerism, to community organizing, to grassroots social movements and activism – all while ethically serving as international volunteers in communities worldwide. We call it "socially-engaged study abroad."

Advocacy Research™ is carried out by people who are deeply concerned about social justice. Their research seeks to measure social problems with a view to increasing awareness and influencing political, economic, and social decision-making. IPSL’s mission of service is rooted in advocacy for the NGOs and organizations in which IPSL students serve.

 

Through IPSL’s Advocacy Research™ Program, students can explore what it means to engage in service that helps others, build research skills and provide useful data to organizations around the globe. 

IPSL, in collaboration with partner institutions, has created a broad range of faculty-directed programs at our international program locations. IPSL assists with curriculum development and with cross-faculty collaboration between U.S. and partner faculty abroad. Examples include...

  • Spanish Language and Caribbean Studies in Cartagena, COLOMBIA (ten days)

  • Health and Social Policy in Port Elizabeth, SOUTH AFRICA (two weeks)

  • Alternative Medicine and Therapies for Well-Being, Jerusalem, ISRAEL (two weeks)

 

Benefits of working with IPSL on your faculty-led program include:

  • Logistics Planning (Itinerary, Budget, Insurance, everything)

  • Assistance with Curriculum Development

  • Cross-Faculty Collaboration between U.S. faculty and IPSL faculty abroad

  • NGO / Nonprofit relationships on the ground

  • Infrastructure on which to scaffold your own program ideas

  • Flexible program durations and locations available most times of the year

  • Connecting with communities that are open and eager to work with you for the common good

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