International Service Learning

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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Fall 2016 Programs

Note: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply ASAP if you're interested.

Program Eligibility Academic Credit Placement Length Placement Location Placement Cost

Feasibility Study and Impact Analysis 

Minimum second year standing. Students in Economics and Land and Food Systems preferred N/A 12 weeks Uganda $3700-4000 CAD

Literacy and Community Engagement: Uganda

Open to students from any faculty, with an interest in community development work. Minimum second year standing.  N/A 12 weeks Uganda $3700-4000 CAD

Previous Programs

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Location

Placement Cost

APSC 461/2 Global Engineering Leadership

Open to Engineering and Arts students 
Minimum second year standing

Three credits

8 weeks 

July- August, 2015

Mexico
Costa Rica

$2,900

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

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, 2016

Uganda
Kenya

$3,860-$4,045

Cost may be offset by funding options

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

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

Three credits

12 weeks

June - August, 2016

Kenya
Uganda
Mexico

$3,900 - $4,800

Cost may be offset by funding options