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K-State Today Student Edition

October 24, 2016

Explore ethical service with International Service Teams

Submitted by Ronnie Sullivan

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore other cultures, broaden your understanding of the world and serve others along the way? 

International Service Teams is a 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 20 years. Our participants take a course worth three credit hours in the spring in which we discuss privilege, global inequality, ethical service, structural violence, culture and more. This class aims to better prepare our participants for the summer and is followed by reflections in the fall where students continue learning from their eight to 10 weeks abroad during the summer.

Students may serve with one of our community partners in Ocean View, South Africa; Kartong, The Gambia; Kamba Cua, Paraguay; Nyeri, Kenya; and Cabarete, Dominican Republic. 

The projects students typically work on include English education, working in schools, after-school programs, computer technology training, leadership training, sea turtle conservation, health clinics, animal shelters and more.

Learn more about the program or apply online. Applications are due Nov. 6. Contact intlteam@k-state.edu for more details.