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November 9, 2018

Encourage students to serve abroad in summer 2019

Submitted by Kaitlin Long

Faculty and staff, please encourage students who may be interested in a global service experience during summer 2019 to apply for International Service Teams. 

International Service Teams is program in the Staley School of Leadership Studies that has sent students around the world to engage in ethical service-learning work for more than 25 years.

Participants take a three-credit-hour course in the spring semester in which they discuss privilege, global inequality, ethical service, structural violence, culture, and prepare for the technical components of traveling internationally. Students continue learning throughout 8-10 weeks while abroad during the summer. Participants do not need to be in the leadership studies minor to participate in International Service Teams.

Students may serve with one of the following community partners:

  • Oceanview, South Africa
  • Kartong, The Gambia
  • Kamba Cua, Paraguay
  • Nyeri, Kenya
  • Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Service projects are identified by the community partner each summer, and have historically included work with English language education, leadership training, sea turtle conservation, sustainable agricultural practices, animal shelters, and more.

Applications for summer 2019 are due at 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Contact intlteam@k-state.edu with questions about the program.