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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January 2017 Programs

Note: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until October 10th, 2016 at 11:59 pm. 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 $3,700-4,000 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 $3,700-4,000 CAD
Conservation and Community Development Minimum second year standing. Students with a biology background preferred. N/A 12 weeks Costa Rica $4,600 CAD
Environmental Education  Open to students from any faculty with an interest in conservation and/or youth education. N/A 12 weeks Mexico $3,700-$4,000 CAD

Reading Week 2017 Programs


Program Eligibility Academic Credit Placement Length Placement Location Placement Cost
Ecosystems and Ecology: Costa Rica Open to all UBC students N/A February 18 - 26, 2017 Costa Rica $2,400 - $2,760

 

Summer 2017 Programs

Note: First round applications are accepted on a rolling basis until October 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Apply ASAP if you're interested.

Program

Eligibility

Academic Credit

Placement Length

Placement Location

Placement Cost

ECON 492D: 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, 2017

Kenya
Uganda
Mexico
Bolivia
India
Costa Rica

$3,475 - $4,800

Cost may be offset by funding options

SOCI 435: Partnerships for Participatory Development Minimum 2nd year standing Six credits 12 weeks

June - August 2017

Kenya
Uganda
Mexico
Bolivia
India
Costa Rica

$3,475 - $4,800

Cost may be offset by funding options

HIST 403: NGOs and Refugees in Uganda: Regional and Global Perspectives, 1962-2012 Minimum 3rd year standing by January 2017 Three credits

12 weeks

June- August 2017
Uganda

$3,700 - $4,000

Cost may be offset by funding options