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The fees, for this customizable program, can cover tuition, lodging, international airfare, airport transfers, orientations, excursions, service-learning placement and oversight and emergency medical/evacuation insurance. Work with IPSL's program director to create a program that suits your budget.
Passport; visa (secured in country upon arrival with assistance from onsite program staff) fees and vaccine fees; international airfare; books; spending money; additional local personal transportation; local cell phone and independent travel.
THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL TRAVEL TO VIETNAM IS, ONCE AGAIN, PERMITTED
Students will receive the same support and thought-provoking orientation and courses whether online or in person.
IPSL students learn first-hand about Sustainable Development and Global Political Systems. Extensive excursions are both integrated into the courses as well as offered outside of class time. Our program treats fascinating Vietnam as your living classroom!
Students take courses at CSDS (The Center for Sustainable Development Services) and will include COSA in Vietnam (Community Organizing and Social Activism) and Vietnamese Language. Other courses may include: Environmental Science; Sustainable Tourism; Global Health and the Environment; Sustainable Business in a Globalized World; Advocacy Research Independent Study.
Volunteer opportunities may include: working with disadvantaged children, English language tutoring; youth development and working with women's empowerment programs
IPSL specializes in volunteer-based study abroad programming. All programs are credit-bearing and will provide an official transcript upon completion of the program.
On average, 15 HOURS per week will be spent volunteering in addition to 6-21 semester credits worth of course work. Our programs are small cohorts of dedicated, service-minded students who that receive individualized attention from our staff.
- IPSL programs focus on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research. Now the independent IPSL Institute for Global Learning is authorized to offer academic credit, issue official transcripts and confer diplomas through the Master's level.
- Earn academic credit
- Upon completion of this course, students will be able to communicate effectively, utilizing everyday spoken Vietnamese, and should be able to read simple words and short sentences.
- Get an inside perspective while living, learning and working with locals and other international students!
- IPSL, the founder of Service-Learning, is a global education institute within the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu). They invest over 83% of their revenues directly back into the communities where they serve.