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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Co-Curricular Fall Programs

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

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Type

Placement Cost

Ecological Sustainability Open to all UBC Vancouver students

n/a

12 weeks

September - December, 2014
Costa Rica

$3,900

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

Improving Health through Sustainable Livelihoods Programming

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

September - December, 2014

Uganda

$3,920

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

Social Programming and Community Development Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

September - December, 2014

Kenya

$3,800

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

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

12 weeks

September - December, 2014

Uganda

$3,920

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

 

Term Two Co-Curricular Programs

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

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Type

Placement Cost

Ecological Sustainability Open to all UBC Vancouver students

n/a

12 weeks

January - April, 2015
Costa Rica

$3,900

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

Improving Health through Sustainable Livelihoods Programming

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

January - April, 2015

Uganda

$3,920

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

Health and Community Development (Impact Assessment) 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.

Disability Advocacy Programs and Services: Swaziland Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

January - April, 2015

Swaziland

$3,450

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

 

Current Programs for International Service Learning

The following 2014 programs are full and listed to give you an idea of the types of programs on offer from year to year.

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Location

Placement Cost

Migration, Justice & Human Rights

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students

Preference given to Bachelor of International Economics Majors

n/a

Reading Week

February 15 – 23, 2014

Mexico

$2,000 - $2,200

Cost may be offset by $500 ISL Award
 

Ecosystems and Ecology

Program is now closed.


 

Open to all UBC Vancouver students

Preference given to Science One, Coordinated Sciences Program, and Applied Sciences students

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

Reading Week

February 15 – 23, 2014

Costa Rica

$2,200 - $2,650

Cost may be offset by $500 ISL Award
 

Conservation & Sustainability

Program is now closed.

 

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

Reading Week

February 15 – 23, 2014

Costa Rica

$2,200 - $2,650

Cost may be offset by $500 ISL Award
 

Sustainability & Solidarity

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

Reading Week

February 15 – 23, 2014
Mexico

$2,000 - $2,200

Cost may be offset by $500 ISL Award
 

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

Program is now closed.

Economics, Political Science, United States Studies or International Relations Majors

Review pre-requisite requirements
Six credits 12 weeks

June – August, 2014
Mexico
Costa Rica
Bolivia
Kenya
Uganda
Swaziland
$3,225 - $4,060

Cost may be offset by 70% ARA funding

SOCI 435 Participatory Development: Theory and Practice in International Development

Program is now closed.

Sociology, International Relations, Political Science Majors and students from the Institute of Gender, Sexuality, Race and Social Justice.

Review pre-requisite requirements
Six credits 12 weeks

May – August, 2014
Uganda $3,920

Cost may be offset by 70% ARA funding

HIST 403: Health and Society: A Social History of the Regional and Global Dynamics of Refugees in Uganda 1972 - 2012

Program is now closed.

History, Political Science, International Relations and Anthropology Majors

Review pre-requisite requirements
Three credits 12 weeks

May – August, 2014
Uganda $4,200

Cost may be offset by 70% ARA funding.

PSYCH 417A: Psychology and Developing Societies

Program is now closed.

Psychology Majors

Review pre-requisite requirements
Three credits 12 weeks

June – August 2014
Uganda
Swaziland
South Africa

$3,450 - $3,900


Cost may be offset by 70% ARA funding.

APSC 461/2: Global Engineering Leadership (Mexico)

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students

Three credits for APSC 461

Three credits for APSC 462

Please note that APSC 461 is a pre-requisite for APSC 462.

8 weeks

June 29 – August 22, 2014
Mexico

$2,700

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

SOS Children’s Villages - Enhanced Teaching Practicum

Program is now closed.

B.Ed Practicum (Elementary & Middle Years) Enhanced Practicum option June 2 – 27, 2014 Swaziland $1,900
*Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award.

Little Rock Academy - Enhanced Teaching Practicum

Program is now closed.

B.Ed Practicum (Elementary) – interest in special needs is an asset. Enhanced Practicum option June 2 – 27, 2014 Kenya $1,900
*Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award.

Salama Shield Vocational Centre - Enhanced Teaching Practicum

Program is now closed.
B.Ed Education Practicum
(Secondary)
Enhanced Practicum option April 21 – May 16, 2014 Uganda $1,900
*Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award.

Natural Areas Management Planning

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

June – August, 2014
Costa Rica

$3,825

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Environmental Education and Community-based Natural Resource Management

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

June – August, 2014
Costa Rica

$3,825

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Community Capacity Development

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

June – August, 2014
Bolivia

$3,225

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Disability Advocacy Programs and Services

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

June – August, 2014

Swaziland

$3,450

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Children’s Rights and Advocacy Programs and Services

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

June – August, 2014

Swaziland

$3,450

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Improving Health through Sustainable Livelihoods Programming

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

June – August, 2014

Uganda $3,900

Literacy and Community Development

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

June – August, 2014

Uganda

$3,920

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award

Health and Community Development

Program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

June – August, 2014

Kenya

$3,450 - $3,900

Cost may be offset by $1,500 ISL Award