International Service Learning

Current Programs

UBC’s International Service Learning (ISL) program allows you to contribute towards important projects led by community partners around the world. By taking part in our program, you connect your academic studies with real-world experience. ISL fosters meaningful connections with communities around the world and will help you discover the local impact of global issues.

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Reading Week 2015 Programs

Questions can be directed to ubc.isl@ubc.ca.

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Location

Placement Cost

Migration, Justice & Human Rights

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

Reading Week

February 14 – 22, 2015

Mexico

$2,200 - $2,550

Cost may be offset by $500 ISL Award
 
This program is now closed.
Open to all UBC Vancouver students
Preference given to Science One.

Assignment worth 3-5% of course grade will be made available to Science One participants by course instructor

Reading Week
February 14 – 22, 2015

Costa Rica
$2,400 - $2,760
Cost may be offset by $500 ISL Award

Sustainability & Social Justice

This program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

Reading Week

February 14 – 22, 2015
Mexico

$2,200 - $2,550

Cost may be offset by $500 ISL Award

Summer 2015 Programs

Questions can be directed to ubc.isl@ubc.ca.

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Location

Placement Cost

ECON 492C: The Economics of Sustainability: Communities, Markets and Technology

Minimum 3rd year standing with 9 credits of Economics completed prior to starting course Six credits

 

12 weeks

June - August, 2015

Costa Rica
Bolivia
Kenya
Uganda
Swaziland

$3,225 - $4,300

Cost may be offset by funding options

SOCI 435 Partnerships for Participatory Development: An International Service Learning Course

Minimum 3rd year standing Six credits

12 weeks

June- August, 2015

Uganda

$3,700- $4,000

Cost may be offset by funding options

PSYCH 417A: Psychology and Developing Societies

Minimum 3rd year standing with 6 credits of upper level PSYC completed prior to starting course Three credits

12 weeks

June- August, 2015

Uganda
Kenya
Swaziland

$3,550-$4,000

Cost may be offset by funding options

APSC 461/2 Global Engineering Leadership

Open to Engineering and Arts students 
Minimum 2 year second year standing.

Three credits

8 weeks 

July- August, 2015

Mexico
Costa Rica

$2,700-$2,900

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Environmental Education and Community-Based Natural Resource Management Open to all UBC Vancouver students. n/a

12 weeks

June- August, 2015

Costa Rica

$4,300

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Natural Areas Management Planning Open to all UBC Vancouver students.  n/a

12 weeks 

June-August, 2015

Costa Rica

$4,300

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Health and Community Development

Open to all UBC Vancouver students. 

Specific knowledge in Food, Nutrition, and Health an asset. 

n/a

12 weeks

June- August, 2015

Kenya

$3,900

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Literacy and Community Development Open to all UBC Vancouver students. n/a

12 weeks

June- August, 2015

Uganda

$3,700 - $4,000

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Organizational Planning and Development Open to all UBC Vancouver students. n/a

12 weeks 

June - August, 2015

South Africa

$3,900

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Narrative Documentation and Community Development Open to all UBC Vancouver students.  n/a

12 weeks 

June - August, 2015

Uganda

$4,000

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Elementary Education- Community Field Experience

This program is now closed.

B.Ed. students International Community Field Experience option

3 Weeks

June 7 - June 26, 2015

Uganda
Kenya
Swaziland

$1,900

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Secondary Education- Community Field Experience

This program is now closed.

B.Ed. students International Community Field Experience option  3 Weeks

April 26 - May15, 2015
Uganda

$1,900

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

 

Term Two Co-Curricular Programs

These programs are now closed.

Questions can be directed to ubc.isl@ubc.ca.

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Type

Placement Cost

Health and Community Development (Impact Assessment)

This program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

January - April, 2015

Kenya

$3,900

*Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award.