Whether through a semester study abroad or a short-term program, International Service Learning (ISL) provides a culturally immersive study abroad experience that combines academic study with service work and experiential learning. While working alongside community members to help meet community-identified needs, you have the opportunity to explore social justice issues and connect classroom knowledge to real world applications within the context of a host community.
Regardless of the ISL program you choose, the experience will deepen your sense of intercultural understanding, providing you with valuable international experience, widening your perspective on societal and global issues, and challenging you to reflect on your role as a global citizen.
Short-term ISL opportunities are available to both graduate and undergraduate students of all majors during summer quarter and winter interterm. ISL Bosnia and Herzegovina: Moving Forward runs this summer with coursework beginning during the spring quarter. ISL Dharamsala:Tibet and the Power of Nonviolence and ISL Nicaragua: Development Dilemmas both begin coursework fall 2014 and will travel to India and Nicaragua respectively during winter interterm 2014. Stay tuned for more information on our new program in the works, ISL Ghana! This program is also slotted to run winter interterm 2014. ISL South Africa: A Study in Transitional Justice, has moved to summer and will take place for four weeks early summer 2015.
For program information or to apply for a short-term ISL program, please visit the ISL Portfolio Page.
DU Partner Programs that incorporate service and experiential learning into quarter, semester and year long study abroad experiences are a great way to gain valuable field experience while more fully immersing in the country where you choose to study. For more information on internships, field study, service and community based learning opportunities within DU Partner Programs click here or call to schedule an appointment with the Int'l Experiential Learning Program Manager (303-871-4912). You may also ask any OIE advisor about available options.
If you have questions about individual programs or ISL in general or if you would like to be added to our ISL interest list to receive ISL updates and emails, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intercultural Global Studies Minor
The Intercultural Global Studies (IGS) minor combines interdisciplinary coursework with intercultural domestic and international engagement experiences. Intercultural Global Studies is a great complement to any DU major, as well as an excellent opportunity to deepen and further your study abroad experience.