4.6 - 35 Reviews

IPSL

http://www.ipsl.org/

IPSL is a program provider offering 17 abroad programs. Programs offered include Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Intensive Language, Gap Year, Graduate Program, and Research abroad programs in 16 countries such as Germany, Argentina, Guatemala, and Ireland.

"I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with IPSL Global Institute and the positive impact it has had on the trajectory of my life since participating in their study abroad program in the Fall of 2019. IPSL was there every step of the way; to answer all my questions and cater a program that was *perfect* for me! My program director and professor guided me throughout my trip and made me feel like family.

Besides being incredibly responsive, intuitive, and knowledgeable, the staff at IPSL took the time to get to know me and what I truly hoped to get out of this experience. I've since learned the extent to which they connect with their community partners and genuinely care and invest in the communities their participants are serving.

It was genuinely one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life, and it wouldn't have been possible without the staff at IPSL genuinely striving to "make my dreams come true," as they do for each student that joins their programs." Brenda H.

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

Opportunities with IPSL include study abroad, internships, fieldwork, preceptorships, volunteering, intensive language, gap year, graduate study, and research. Except for the graduate programs, ALL IPSL programs can be customized to suit a participant’s schedule, interests, goals, and budget.

IPSL has programs in Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Greece, Ireland, South Africa, Spain, and Vietnam. Language only programs are offered in Austria, France, Germany, and Japan. Each program can offer academic credit (if desired by the participant); excursions and activities to enhance the experience and homestays are offered in most locations as well.

IPSL is committed to cultural immersion through their courses, excursions, activities, and local service work, which contributes to community driven development, economic equity, self-determinism, cooperative and positive social change, and sustainability.

IPSL reinvests, on average, 83% of their annual revenues directly back into the communities where they learn and serve. In most cases, they have been working with and supporting their partner NGOs and other small nonprofits for years, if not decades.

"I learned more about the world and myself in those four months than I ever thought was possible. I absorbed the culture through the language, volunteering, the food, people, and utterly breathtaking geography. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never be able to forget."

“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.”

"Just wanted to send a HUGE thank you for the past couple of months in two incredible countries. The memories and friendships created will last forever. I feel so content with how everything went even with the speed bumps along the way."

IPSL is small by choice, impactful by nature + culturally sensitive by necessity. Join them on your journey...

Study Abroad with IPSL

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July 3, 2022
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Greece - Refugees, Migration and Resilience & Micro-Entrepreneurship
IPSL: Greece - Refugees, Migration and Resilience & Micro-Entrepreneurship

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.  The IPSL Global Institute at the National University of Natural Med...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Guatemala - Ecology, Culture and Justice
IPSL: Guatemala - Ecology, Culture and Justice

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.SOME COURSES, RELATED TO THIS PROGRAM, ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. PLEASE C...

4.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Reviews from former Locations
IPSL: Reviews from former Locations

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL accepts Americorps Segal Education awards, too. IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations aroun...

4.3

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

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL accepts Americorps Segal Education awards, too. Cusco is the ideal location for anyone interested in the geology, ge...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Ireland - Identity, Emigration, Religion and Film Making for Social Justice
IPSL: Ireland - Identity, Emigration, Religion and Film Making for Social Justice

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.Start online NOW...Travel later (save money)!PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PR...

4.2

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Colombia - Post-Conflict Studies and Afro-Caribbean Culture
IPSL: Colombia - Post-Conflict Studies and Afro-Caribbean Culture

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.SOME COURSES, RELATED TO THIS PROGRAM, ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. PLEASE C...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Graduate Programs in International Development and Community Organizing
IPSL: Graduate Programs in International Development and Community Organizing
Cape Town, South Africa: Cartagena, Colombia: Hanoi, Vietnam plus 3 other locations

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards SOME COURSES, RELATED TO THESE GRADUATE PROGRAMS, ARE AVAILABLE ONLIN...

0.0

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

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL accepts Americorps Segal Education awards, too. Online & In-country study & service available!Students can s...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL Germany: German Language and Volunteer Service
IPSL Germany: German Language and Volunteer Service

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards, too. This program is offered in Halle or online (your choice!). Whether y...

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

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL accepts Americorps Segal Education awards, too. Cape Town is a beautiful port city on South Africa’s southwest coast...

0.0

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

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE UNTIL FRANCE OP...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL Colombia: Spanish Language & Volunteer Service
IPSL Colombia: Spanish Language & Volunteer Service

Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.This program is offered in Cartagena or Medellín or online (your choi...

0.0

0 reviews