Learn about your host organization's efforts to raise awareness and influence change in the areas of gender rights, human rights, civil rights, immigration rights, and labor rights.
Contribute to their efforts of empowerment and advocacy through legal reformations, educational workshops, vocational training services, and community support systems.
Common Projects and Responsibilities
- Develop website and social media content
- Assisting with vocational courses and fundraising
- Research and implement new initiatives to use in policy reform efforts
- Edit policy proposals depending on language skill
Host Organizations Examples
- Women's Development and Vocational Training Foundations
- Local Political Campaign
- Labor Rights Support Center
- Human Rights Advocacy Campaign
My experience in service-learning abroad changed my entire perspective on healthcare. I have a better understanding of intersectionality regarding underserved communities and their mental health, along with the external circumstances affecting them. Now, I feel better prepared to enter into career settings, as I feel that my distinct worldview has become an asset.
(Cusco, Summer 2022)
Service Learning was one of my favorite aspects of study abroad. I couldn’t imagine my experience without it. I feel like I gained so much knowledge and experience, as well as many professional connections and lifelong friends!
(Meknes, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023)
This unique opportunity allowed me to directly participate in the host community. I was able to interact with locals while also gaining skills that I can apply to my future career. There is a service learning opportunity for everyone regardless of their interests and passions.
(Costa Rica, Spring 2022)
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone considering! My experience at my host organization allowed me to learn exponentially about my host country while making meaningful connections every day.
(Valparaiso, Fall 2022)