Apply for International Service Teams
Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, our 2021 summer trips are canceled. The Staley School of Leadership Studies top priority is the safety and well-being of all students as well as wish to provide stability for our partners. For more information, visit the Kansas State University COVID-19 outbreak updates.
Application and Selection Process
Applications for summer 2020 are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4
Students interested in participating will fill out an application online via Qualtrics are typically sue at the end of October. Click here to view an example of past application requirements.
In addition to completing the application, students must submit a resume, a transcript, and one reference. After applications are submitted, applicants will go through an individual interview process with the program's student coordinators. 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 Staley School of Leadership Studies. 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.
The Staley School of Leadership Studies provides many sources of financial assistance for IST participants. Students can apply for awards through the Program Opportunity Fund or from AT&T directly. This is an option for those students who may not have the necessary funds to participate in International Service Teams.
In addition to these funding sources, financial planning and budgeting for your trip is included in the LEAD 489 curriculum. Instructors will post information about scholarship opportunities from a variety of sources both inside and outside the university.