Application and Selection Process
International Service Teams accepts applications for the upcoming summer at the end of October of each year. Applications include a resume, a transcript, and two letters of recommendation. After applications are submitted, applicants will go through a two-round interview process. The first round is a group interview with other applicants, and the second round is an individual interview with student coordinators of the program. Applicants will be notified of whether or not they have been accepted into the program around mid-November.
Participants will complete LEAD 489, a three credit hour course offered through the School of Leadership Studies curriculum. The course is only available to International Service Team members and is specifically designed to prepare students for a summer of service abroad. Using a service-learning model, the International Service Teams course provides students with a background in international service, cross-cultural communication, civic engagement, leadership skills, and team dynamics. Applicants do not need to enroll in the course before official acceptance into the program.
"When I look at what encourages me to become socially involved, I first think of the passion I have for helping others...but if I were to look deeper than that I would have to say that I think that everybody has a responsibility and I believe one of mine to be to give back."
Logan Gauby served in Nyeri, Kenya during summer 2011.