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Peru

IPSL Peru: Indigenous Peoples & Global Health

IPSL’s Peru program will take you to the mystical land of the Incas. Based in historic Cusco you will be just a few hours from the magical Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu!...

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Vietnam

Vietnam: Environmental Science & Sustainable Development

If you are interested in Sustainable Development and Global Political Systems, the IPSL Vietnam program is a perfect match! As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand...

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Tanzania

IPSL Tanzania: Global Health & Human Rights

Study the Swahili language in the country that it originated. Tanzania is unique to Africa in that it has been relatively untouched by Western Culture. The northern capital...

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Greece

IPSL Greece: Greek History & Culture and Micro-Enterprise

Are you interested in social activism, youth empowerment and micro-enterprise? Choose IPSL’s Thessaloniki Summer, Spring or Fall program! Learn the practical skills of

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Ecuador

Ecuador: Animal Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility

Develop your Spanish skills; study Ecuadorian history and culture; live with an Ecuadorian family and serve 15-20 hours a week in a community agency. Your volunteer service...

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Colombia

Colombia: Post Conflict Studies & Afro Caribbean Culture

Experience two different cities (Medellín & Cartagena) on IPSL’s Colombia program! Improve your Spanish Language skills while also learning the practical skills of community...

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Guatemala

IPSL Guatemala: Ecology, Culture and Justice

Join a program that offers an opportunity for students to study and experience the intersection between environmental health, human health and animal health while traversing...

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Ireland

IPSL Ireland: Art, Design and Technology

Explore what it means to assume the responsibilities of global citizenship from the lived experience of a specific place. Live in Dublin and study at ‘The Institute of

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France

France: Language & Culture & Euro-Mediterranean Studies

Immerse yourself in French culture in Montpellier, a 1000 year-old city located in the Languedoc region of temperate and friendly southern France that has long been a crossroads...

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IPSL Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

An incredible experience

I had previously studied abroad on an IPSL program in Cusco, Peru and it was such an incredible experience that I had to do another one! After discovering that I was passionate about animals while living and serving in Peru, I decided to go to veterinary medical school. I knew that the American Farm School in Thessaloniki would get me all the hands-on experience I needed for my application to vet school and then some. I was not disappointed. The summer I spent working with the dairy cattle made me critically look at my future career, the politics of food, agriculture, and animal welfare and helped me gain a new appreciation for Greeks working in the agricultural system as well as farmers all over the world. More than that however, with IPSL, I was able to do on-the-ground research that eventually informed my graduate school thesis on agriculture and farm policy. Now with two IPSL experiences under my belt I realize now that I never want to stop traveling, serving, or immersing myself in other cultures.

Program: IPSL Greece: Greek History & Culture and Micro-Enterprise

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

A life-changing experience

Studying abroad in Cusco, Peru with IPSL was a life-changing experience. Serving with my local organization helped me see the Peruvian culture and history in a new light as well as helped me to understand my passions and solidify my future career goals. My host family became a second family to me who I am still in contact with today. I not only met incredible Peruvians whom I became close friends with, but I also made close friends with other students on the program. We still visit each other to this day! I'm not going to lie, this program is tough and it will take a lot of courage and strength to participate in this experience but the rewards are immeasurable. Thank you IPSL for giving me such a unique experience.

Program: IPSL Peru: Indigenous Peoples & Global Health

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Has been amazing

My experience in Guayaquil thus far has been amazing. I am volunteering at a Foundation called Fundacion de Padre Damian. This organization houses men and women who have Hansen's Disease. The foundation also works to get rid of the stigma surrounding Hansen's Disease. Every morning when I walk in to volunteer, I am always inspired by the smiles on everyone's faces. Many of the men and women have lost their fingers, cartilage in their faces, feet, and sometimes even legs. Many people would choose to be bitter in these situations but I have never seen anyone seem unhappy. I always describe my days there as full of laughter. I am usually a part of intense domino tournaments or arts and crafts with the women where I practice my Spanish and learn about the lives of these joyful people. Just as my presence there is much appreciated, I will be forever changed after meeting these people.

Program: Ecuador: Animal Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

Opened up my options

IPSL really opened up my options and introduced me to new potential opportunities. I’ve made more goals for the future after this experience because I know it is now possible to create something and pursue it. You can make something out of nothing with help from IPSL.

Program: Vietnam: Environmental Science & Sustainable Development

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

So much better

This program was so much better than I could have imagined. I truly felt like I was immersed and accepted into this new culture. My patience and flexibility in situations has improved immensely, and I have a whole new appreciation and respect for what organizations do and how they are run.

Program: IPSL Tanzania: Global Health & Human Rights