IPSL Colombia: Spanish Language & Volunteer Service

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COVID-19 and our societies’ reactions lay bare longstanding inequities and marginalization that we must address. That's why IPSL's borders are staying OPEN! Until travel is permissible again (and it will be), IPSL Global Institute at NUNM is offer... read more

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COVID-19 and our societies’ reactions lay bare longstanding inequities and marginalization that we must address. That's why IPSL's borders are staying OPEN! Until travel is permissible again (and it will be), IPSL Global Institute at NUNM is offering its programs online. Once travel is permissible, students may immediately shift to onsite study and service abroad. Please contact IPSL for further details.  

IPSL’s language and volunteer program in Cartagena or Medellín, Colombia offers participants an opportunity to study language, while also doing an internship, preceptorship or volunteer service within the host community. Research opportunities are also available. What better way to maximize your exposure to the language and culture than through volunteering with locals?!?

The program is completely customizable, which means that you determine how many weeks you want to stay (4 week minimum for most Internships, Preceptorships and Volunteering opportunities), how many hours of instruction you want, whether or not you receive university credit, among other customizable aspects. Please contact IPSL to set up a time to discuss your interests and goals in a Language & Volunteer Service program and they will advise you on creating a program that perfectly suits your needs and budget.  

IPSL has emphasized language learning since 1981 because they know, from the research, that higher levels of language proficiency can facilitate a more rewarding international experience. Being able to communicate with people in their language increases your ability to make meaning out of the experiences you have while abroad. In addition, merely making the effort to learn someone else's language is a demonstrative way to show people that you care and are interested in who they are and often paves the way to long-lasting friendships. And of course, students need to know at least one other language to compete in the global job market. For these reasons and more, IPSL Global Institute at NUNM offers this exceptional Language and Volunteering program in Cartagena and Medellín, Colombia.

Benefits Include:
·Flexible program lengths - students can choose the number of weeks they want to stay but there is a 4-week minimum for most internships, preceptorships and volunteer opportunities
·Classes start every Monday. (If you want academic credit, each week of instruction is equal to about 1 semester credit so 3 weeks equals a standard 3-credit course)
·Pre-vetted language schools with the highest credentials available
·Placement and Oversight in a Community-based Organization
·Flexible lodging options to fit your taste
·Affordable fee structures

·Great opportunity to make new friends, as students from around the world study at IPSL's partner schools

·Students can opt to receive an official transcript for their academic work abroad
·Students can receive a widely recognized certification of their language proficiency level

With this customizable format, students can add more individualized language instruction and/or specific content areas (Medical, Business, University Entrance Preparation, etc.). These add-on courses are generally offered in the afternoon and evening hours. Other add-ons can include breakfast, half-board, airport transfers, public transportation, travel insurance, excursions, etc. 
 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Custom
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
0.0
Year Founded:
1981
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