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 Thailand, Italy, Ecuador, and Online Education Abroad - Virtual Study Abroad.

“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 30, 2020
Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL Colombia: Spanish Language & Volunteer Service
IPSL Colombia: Spanish Language & Volunteer Service

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...

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Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Online Graduate Programs
IPSL: Online Graduate Programs

Start online NOW...Travel later: IPSL Graduate Programs available onlineCommunity Organizing and Social Activism (COSA) and International Service and Development (IDS) Gra...

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Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Online Undergraduate Program - Post-Conflict Studies, Afro-Caribbean History and Culture in Colombia
IPSL: Online Undergraduate Program - Post-Conflict Studies, Afro-Caribbean History and Culture in Colombia

Start online NOW...Travel later: IPSL Undergraduate Programs in Greece, Colombia, Guatemala & Vietnam available onlineUntil travel is permitted, students are studying ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Online Undergraduate Program - Refugees, Migration and Resilience & Micro-Entrepreneurship in Greece
IPSL: Online Undergraduate Program - Refugees, Migration and Resilience & Micro-Entrepreneurship in Greece

Start online NOW...Travel later: IPSL Undergraduate Programs in Greece, Colombia, Guatemala & Vietnam available onlineUntil travel is permitted, students are studying ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Online Undergraduate Program - Environmental Science and Youth Leadership and Development in Vietnam
IPSL: Online Undergraduate Program - Environmental Science and Youth Leadership and Development in Vietnam

Start online NOW...Travel later: IPSL Undergraduate Programs in Greece, Colombia, Guatemala & Vietnam available onlineUntil travel is permitted, students are studying ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Online Undergraduate Program - Food Justice, Permaculture and Indigenous Rights in Guatemala
IPSL: Online Undergraduate Program - Food Justice, Permaculture and Indigenous Rights in Guatemala

Start online NOW...Travel later: IPSL Undergraduate Programs in Greece, Colombia, Guatemala & Vietnam available onlineUntil travel is permitted, students are studying ...

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Study Abroad Reviews for IPSL: Online Language and Volunteer Programs
IPSL: Online Language and Volunteer Programs

Learn a language from home, Earn Academic Credit & Receive an official Transcript! Until travel is permitted again, students can take Spanish, German, Japanese or Fren...

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