International Civic Engagement & Internships

ACT’s Program has multiple options from which you can choose—from one week to one year, with a group or on your own, and everything in between.

International Alternative Service Experience (iASE) Courses: ACT sponsors several International Alternative Service Experience courses each year which travel over winter and spring break. These week-long programs include course credit, as you'll be spending time before the program learning about the culture you will be encountering.

International Service and InternshipsFull Semester, Year-Long, & Summer Internships & Courses

If you are intersested in longer term, credit-bearing international service-learning courses, community-based research opportunities, or service-based internships, you have multiple options through ASU’s International Community Development Iniative and the International Partnership for Service-Learning & Leadership.

 

International Community Development Initative (ICDI)

Interested in interning or doing community-based research with an NGO ? Appalachian State has developed partnerships with NGO's in southern India, South Africa, and Latin America & Caribbean.  These partnerships allow opportunities for both service-based internships and community-based research. Depending on your major, availability, class level, career goals, research interests, etc. we can find a placement to suit you.  Click here for an article about this program.

 

International Partnership for Service-Learning & Leadership

  • IPSL provides students with longer term international service-learning opportunities.
  • Students can study-serve in Ecuador, Mexico, Jamaica, the Lakota Nation (US), Italy, India, and Thailand.  Since 1982, more than 3,000 students from over 400 American and foreign universities have participated in IPS-L programs.  By studying at a local university and serving 15–20 hours per week in a school, orphanage, health clinic or other agency addressing human needs, students find their knowledge of the host culture—and of themselves—take on greater depth and meaning.
  • In cooperation with Portland State University, IPS-L also administers an 18-month Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Focus in International Service-Learning & Leadership (MAIS) program integrates rigorous academic study with substantive volunteer service in two nations, giving students opportunities to test theoretical knowledge through hands-on, practical experience in different cultures.
  • If you are interested in IPSL, please see your Academic Advisor to make sure such a course of study is appropriate for your major, then meet with International Programs to arrange the details of your international experience.

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