4.6 - 32 Reviews

IPSL

http://www.ipsl.org/

IPSL is a program provider offering 12 abroad programs. Programs offered include Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Intensive Language, Gap Year, Graduate Program, and Research abroad programs in 11 countries such as Ireland, Vietnam, Ecuador, and Cambodia.

“IPSL changed my life because I learned how to live a simple life while remaining completely happy. I’m glad I was removed from my privileges outside of the U.S. because this experience opened my mind and heart.” - Cristal, IPSL participant; Cusco, Peru Program Spring 2015

Our participants have repeatedly acknowledged the vast potential for personal growth, cultural immersion, and the fostering of international ties and a global identity through IPSL programs.

IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to our shared humanity. We prioritize Fair-Trade Learning (FTL), which heralds reciprocity in relationships through cooperative, cross-cultural participation in learning, service, and civil societal efforts.

What makes IPSL unique is its commitment to total cultural immersion through both family home-stays and service work, which contributes to community-driven development, economic equity, self-determinism, cooperative and positive social change, and sustainability.

IPSL offers undergraduate service-learning™ and Advocacy Research™ programs (as well as two Graduate Programs) in nations across the globe—programs in which the last thirty years nearly 4,500 students from more than 400 universities or colleges in the U.S. and 25 other nations have participated. Furthermore, IPSL students have completed nearly 1 million hours of service with over 166 non-profit organizations & NGOs across five continents.

IPSL offers its core undergraduate programs in Ecuador, France, Greece, Ireland, Peru, Tanzania, Colombia and Vietnam.

IPSL programs vary (Semester-Long, Short-Term Summer, Year-Long, Individualized Research Opportunity) but the basic components of each program are:
• academic courses for college/university credit
• intensive academic language training- all levels welcome
• volunteer service-learning placement and oversight
• homestay with a local family
• academic excursions
• Service-Learning PLUS™
• Advocacy Research™

“IPSL is small by choice, impactful by nature + culturally sensitive by necessity”

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October 16, 2019
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Ecuador - Community Based Health & Coastal Ecology and Development
IPSL: Ecuador - Community Based Health & Coastal Ecology and Development

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

4.0

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Ireland - Art, Design, & Technology
IPSL: Ireland - Art, Design, & Technology

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

4.4

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Tanzania - Global Health, Women's Health  & Human Rights
IPSL: Tanzania - Global Health, Women's Health & Human Rights

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

4.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Greece - Refugees, Migration and Resilience & Micro-Entrepreneurship
IPSL: Greece - Refugees, Migration and Resilience & Micro-Entrepreneurship

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

4.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Peru - Environmental Justice, Indigenous Health and Human Rights
IPSL: Peru - Environmental Justice, Indigenous Health and Human Rights

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

4.5

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: France - French Language & Culture and Euro-Mediterranean Studies
IPSL: France - French Language & Culture and Euro-Mediterranean Studies

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Guatemala - Ecology, Culture and Justice
IPSL: Guatemala - Ecology, Culture and Justice

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Colombia - Post-Conflict Studies and Afro-Caribbean Culture
IPSL: Colombia - Post-Conflict Studies and Afro-Caribbean Culture

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Graduate Studies in Service Learning
IPSL: Graduate Studies in Service Learning
Colombia: Ecuador: Peru plus 2 other locations

Students from any school are welcome to participate at most of IPSL's program locations. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, please inquire with IPSL abou...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Cambodia - Khmer Culture, Conflicts and Regeneration
IPSL: Cambodia - Khmer Culture, Conflicts and Regeneration

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Vietnam - Environmental Science & Youth Leadership and Development
IPSL: Vietnam - Environmental Science & Youth Leadership and Development

IPSL has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. The IPSL Institute for Globa...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Austria-German Language & Volunteer Service
IPSL: Austria-German Language & Volunteer Service

IPSL’s language and volunteer program in Vienna, Austria offers participants an opportunity to study language, while also doing an internship, preceptorship or volunteer s...

0.0

0 reviews