4.6 - 33 Reviews

IPSL

http://www.ipsl.org/

IPSL is a program provider offering 19 abroad programs. Programs offered include Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Intensive Language, Gap Year, Graduate Program, and Research abroad programs in 15 countries such as Vietnam, Tanzania, Peru, and Ecuador.

“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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September 18, 2020
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Reviews from former Locations
IPSL: Reviews from former Locations

IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change,...

4.3

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

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 i...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Ireland - Social and Environmental Stewardship for Sustainable Communities
IPSL: Ireland - Social and Environmental Stewardship for Sustainable Communities

The IPSL Global Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu) has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, et...

4.2

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

The IPSL Global Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu) has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, et...

5.0

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

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 i...

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

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 i...

0.0

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

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 i...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Cambodia - Peace and Renewal and Sustainable, Ethical Tourism
IPSL: Cambodia - Peace and Renewal and Sustainable, Ethical Tourism

The IPSL Global Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu) has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, et...

0.0

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

COVID-19 and our societies’ reactions lay bare longstanding inequities and marginalization that we must ad...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL Austria: German Language
IPSL Austria: German Language

IPSL’s language program in Vienna, Austria offers participants an opportunity to study language and potentially do an internship, preceptorship or volunteer service within...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: South Africa - Apartheid's Footprint, Community Health and Transformation
IPSL: South Africa - Apartheid's Footprint, Community Health and Transformation

The IPSL Global Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu) has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, et...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL France: French Language
IPSL France: French Language

IPSL’s language program in either Cannes or Lyon, France (or online) offer participants an opportunity to study language as intensely or casually as you want. Research opp...

0.0

0 reviews