4.4 - 22 Reviews

IPSL

http://www.ipsl.org/

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

“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 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 early 1 million hours of service with over 166 non-profit organizations & NGOs across five continents.

IPSL offers its core undergraduate programs in Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand 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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May 24, 2017
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Dublin - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Ireland
IPSL: Dublin - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Ireland

The Republic of Ireland’s capital has transformed itself over the last 20 years from a q...

4.5

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Thessaloniki - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Greece
IPSL: Thessaloniki - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Greece

Thessaloniki is a 2,300 year old city still playing a vital and active role as an integral international trading city for much of Southern Europe. It has been called Greec...

4.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Siena - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Italy
IPSL: Siena - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Italy

The IPSL program in Siena, Italy is ideal for students interested in Italian language an...

4.3

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Arusha - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Tanzania
IPSL: Arusha - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Tanzania

Tanzania is unique to East Africa in that it has been relatively untouched by western culture providing a unique view of a society in transition. The northern city of Aru...

4.5

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Guayaquil - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Ecuador
IPSL: Guayaquil - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Ecuador

Re-Think Study Abroad! Cultural Immersion through volunteering. IPSL students in Guayaquil encounter dramatic contrasts between wealth and poverty and the social issues...

3.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Guatemala - One Health (Ecology, Culture, Justice) J- Term Program
IPSL: Guatemala - One Health (Ecology, Culture, Justice) J- Term Program

Guatemala is a study in contrasts. A rich history of Mayan culture and civilization is juxtaposed against a history of conquistadors, dictatorships and a decades-long bloo...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Cusco - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Peru
IPSL: Cusco - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Peru

High in the Andes, Cusco is the ideal location for anyone interested in the geology, geography, history, cultures, languages and foods of South America. Living in the And...

4.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Chiang Mai & Phnom Penh - SEACS - S.E. Asian Comparative Studies
IPSL: Chiang Mai & Phnom Penh - SEACS - S.E. Asian Comparative Studies

The countries of S.E. Asia are as different as they are similar and IPSL students have a unique opportunity to live, study and serve in TWO important SE...

1.5

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Chiang Mai - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Thailand
IPSL: Chiang Mai - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Thailand

Re-think Study Abroad! Experience advanced Cultural Immersion through volunteering, academic study and homestays with local families!  IPSL students in Chiang Mai can stud...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Montpellier - Study Abroad + Service Learning in France
IPSL: Montpellier - Study Abroad + Service Learning in France

The IPSL program in Montpellier, France is ideal for anyone interested in French and Arabic language and culture, contemporary European studies, art his...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Hanoi - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Vietnam
IPSL: Hanoi - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Vietnam

As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural centers of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imp...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Cartagena - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Colombia
IPSL: Cartagena - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Colombia

Learn the practical skills to be an active agent of change and social justice. Study the many international efforts in history, learn from these efforts and use them to de...

0.0

0 reviews