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K-State Today Student Edition

November 9, 2018

Serve abroad with International Service Teams

Submitted by Kaitlin Long

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 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. This class aims to prepare participants for their time abroad. Students continue learning throughout 8-10 weeks while abroad during the summer.

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.