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

Ecosystems and Ecology

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

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

Sustainability & Social Justice

 

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

May - 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

May - August, 2015

Uganda
Kenya
Swaziland

$3,550-$4,000

Cost may be offset by funding options

Elementary Education- Community Field Experience 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 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 One Co-Curricular Programs

Applications to these programs are now closed. 

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

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Location

Placement Cost

Ecological Sustainability

This program is now closed.

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

This program is now closed.

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

This program is now closed.

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

This program is now closed.

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

Apply for these programs by September 21st, 2014.

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

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Type

Placement Cost

Ecological Sustainability

This program is now closed.

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

This program is now closed.

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)

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.

Disability Advocacy Programs and Services: Swaziland

This program is now closed.

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.

Literacy and Community Development

This program is now closed.

Open to all UBC Vancouver students n/a

12 weeks

January - April, 2015

Uganda

$3,920 

*Cost may be offset by $1500 ISL Award