Service-Learning Program Locations

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Chile

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

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Child and Family Development

Nursery Center

Spanish (Advanced)

The nursery center needs an independent service-learning participant to lead a web design project and also aid with marketing and local fundraising efforts for the center. The organization also hopes to gain sufficient funding from the community in order to implement a construction project and build an interior patio and play area for the toddlers at the organization. Students that have experience in construction could potentially assist with the interior patio project as it would be a great opportunity to help with a need identified by the organization. It is important to note that while participating in the previously mentioned projects, participants will be working in proximity to a vulnerable population. Most of the infants and toddlers at the center are suffering from secondary malnutrition and other health disorders.

Community Center

Spanish (High Intermediate)

This organization is a non-profit foundation whose main mission is to promote the sustainable and cultural development of Valparaiso through community activities and regeneration of neighborhoods.This community center offers a space for Valparaíso to come and connect with their neighbors through community work and workshops to train communities in the field of bio construction. The community center also focuses upon education, which is where service-learning participants may offer assistance. Classes range from dance, art, craft, cooking, English language, yoga, art therapy, and workshops for kids. Based on participants' skills and interests, participants will have the opportunity to assist or teach their own workshop or class, aid with construction projects, handle administrative tasks, and more. A successful participant will be an individual who is ready and willing to help in a variety of tasks to meet the organization's mission.

Nursery School

Spanish (Low Intermediate)

Coordinate various classroom activities, assist the head teacher and lead extracurricular activities at a school for very young children. There are two nursery school options, one for children up to 2 years old and another for children up to 4 years old. Teach basic English language to the older children and plan fun educational activities for them. Helping with material/supplies preparation for the educational activities (cutting, laminating), helping with art, feeding and playing time.

Special Education Center

Spanish (High Intermediate)

This center is for children between the ages of 3 and 12-years-old that have autism or other special needs. In addition to the primary education classes that are conducted, the center also provides a multi-sensory stimulation classroom where students work with therapists on a weekly basis. Participants’ tasks may vary depending on their specific area of study or interest, however some of the possible responsibilities may include assisting with classroom management, providing individualized attention to students, or developing and assisting with art workshops and educational activities. For students studying physical/occupational/speech therapy, there may be opportunities to work with the center’s therapists during their sessions with the students. *It is closed from middle December to the first days on March (Summer vacation), also, the two first weeks in July (Winter Break)

Education and Literacy

English Language Institute

Spanish (Advanced)

Serve as a Language partner and assist students with the development of English skills. Prepare lesson plans and other educational materials for class, lead classroom discussions, support full-time English professors, facilitate group discussions, correct student assignments, and help with pronunciation. Participants may also assist administrators in program development or research projects.

Nursery School

Spanish (Low Intermediate)

Coordinate various classroom activities, assist the head teacher and lead extracurricular activities at a school for very young children. There are two nursery school options, one for children up to 2 years old and another for children up to 4 years old. Teach basic English language to the older children and plan fun educational activities for them. Helping with material/supplies preparation for the educational activities (cutting, laminating), helping with art, feeding and playing time.

Technical High School

Spanish (Advanced)

Work with students ages 14-18 in this high school dedicated to providing its students with the technical skills needed to be successful in the fields of gastronomy, food engineering, automotive technology, chemistry, and port operation. Participants will primarily work alongside English language teachers and assist with grammar, pronunciation, homework, lead tutorial sessions, and plan English language activities. Participants with significant work, volunteer, or education experience may participate in the technical classrooms. *This organization is closed from middle December to the first days on March (Summer vacation), also, the two first weeks in July (Winter Break).

Public Primary School

Spanish (Advanced)

Assist teachers in English-language classrooms in an all girls public primary school in an urban community. Participants may have the opportunity to assist coaching the girl's soccer team and lead recreational activities. *This organization is closed from middle December to the first days on March (Summer vacation), also, the two first weeks in July (Winter Break).

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Spain

Granada

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Community Health Education and Support

Cancer Prevention and Support Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This organization’s mission is to improve the lives of people who are affected by cancer. Service-learning participants will work directly with community members and may assist staff in teaching classes with a focus on boosting moral and providing emotional support. Participants have the opportunity to take initiative and actively participate in structured activities. Participants may also facilitate and organize activities for children receiving treatment at the center. To serve at this organization, participants must have a background in health, child psychology and experience with organizing play-based activities. PLEASE NOTE: Placement assignments that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility. The center is only open in the mornings during July and August due to Summer vacation.

Family Support Center for Children with Autism

Spanish (Intermediate)

The mission of the organization is to support children on the autism spectrum as well as their families. The aim is to enhance the well-being of the family unit through fun and recreational activities including music, art and play therapy as well as guardian(s) support mechanisms. Additionally, the center provides space to respond to the needs of this group in Granada. Serve alongside community members to carry out workshops designed for children with autism which promote autonomy, manual skills and psychomotor skills. PLEASE NOTE: In July, the organization has summer school for children with special needs. The organization is closed in August.

Senior Citizens' Home

Spanish (Beginning)

Within walking distance of the ISA office, this organization is dedicated to providing services for senior citizens to achieve their maximum quality of life and well-being. Help staff coordinate and lead recreational and cultural activities designed to improve and maintain the resident’s level of personal autonomy and independence. Take initiative to plan creative activities, organize games, take walks, read and talk with residents, teach dance or aerobics classes and assist with everyday activities. This organization can take up to 10 service-learning participants at a time and sustainable group projects are encouraged to serve a need identified by the Senior Citizen’s Home. PLEASE NOTE: Placement assignments that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility. This organization cannot accept participants from June 15th - June 30th, available to accept participants in July but closed in August.

Community Health Organization

Spanish (Beginning)

Gain an understanding of the sociopolitical issues in the local community and serve at a unique, dynamic health care organization. This organization is dedicated to providing rehabilitation and mental health services to vulnerable populations in Granada. This organization provides assistance to individuals with disabilities as well as the homeless population. Engage with community members and offer support to the occupational therapy department, provide support as a teacher’s assistant in the special education school or the dining hall. *Open year round. Accepts service-learning participants with beginner level Spanish to advanced.

Non-Profit Catholic Organization

Spanish (Beginning)

Serve at a non-profit organization that is an official entity of the Catholic Church in Granada. Offer assistance with several projects that provide services to vulnerable members of the community. Service-learning participants may help with administrative duties and aid with a variety of programs for senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, and youth. Participants may participate in "wardrobe service," where the students classify and select the clothes in good condition to give to the homeless population. Service-learning participants will be placed according to their level of Spanish. The organization accepts participants who have a beginner to advanced level of Spanish. *Open year round

Youth Development

Family Support Center for Women and Children

Spanish (High Intermediate)

Contribute to the Family Support Center’s main goal, which is to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged women and children, while using education as an engine for sustainable development. Service-learning participants have the opportunity to gain experience through administrative work and engage directly with the community. Participants may collaborate in the coordination of projects and activities, logistical support, drafting and translation of documents, craft activities for workshops, and aid in the organization of local events. PLEASE NOTE: Closed in August due to summer vacation.

Non-Profit Catholic Organization

Spanish (Beginning)

Serve at a non-profit organization that is an official entity of the Catholic Church in Granada. Offer assistance with several projects that provide services to vulnerable members of the community. Service-learning participants may help with administrative duties and aid with a variety of programs for senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, and youth. Participants may participate in "wardrobe service," where the students classify and select the clothes in good condition to give to the homeless population. Service-learning participants will be placed according to their level of Spanish. The organization accepts participants who have a beginner to advanced level of Spanish. *Open year round

Community Foundation for Youth and Senior Citizens

Spanish (Beginning), Spanish (Advanced)

Engage with the community and serve at a local foundation whose mission is to promote human development and preserve the integrity and cultural identity of social groups in Granada. Service-learning participants are needed to provide support to senior citizens and youth involved in the foundation's programs. Build relationships with community members and help facilitate games for senior citizens, tutoring sessions for youth, theater activities, and summer school programs! PLEASE NOTE: The organization is closed in August. Participants interested in working with senior citizens must have an advanced level of Spanish. Participants interested in working with youth may have beginner to advanced level of Spanish.

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Spain

Salamanca

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New Zealand

Wellington

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Community Health Education and Support

Diabetes Association

English (Advanced)

Assist this non-profit organization in their mission to gain a greater online presence through social media by revamping their website, managing their Facebook account, and sharing knowledge about the association’s services to the Wellington community. Participants will help lead creative fundraising campaigns and promote cooking classes and supermarket tours for community members who intend to lead a healthier lifestyle. This organization is open to service-learning participants who can take initiative and come up with fresh ideas to help people who struggle with Diabetes.

Community Engagement Center

English (Advanced)

This non-profit organization contributes to a just and caring society by offering support to individuals of all ages, families, and communities. With a focus on elder care, youth leadership, community development, and parenting support, the center works with people across the Wellington region who seek support to experience a fuller, more enjoyable life. Through creativity, a positive attitude and initiative, participants can engage with the local community and help the organization advance its mission in a wide variety of ways.

Sex Worker Advocacy Collective

English (Advanced)

With prostitution decriminalized in New Zealand, sex work is treated as an occupational health issue rather than a criminal issue. Independent, highly-motivated service-learning participants will aid the organization's staff with community outreach and education through social media, put together care packages, and may have the opportunity to gain experience in grant proposal writing.

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Costa Rica

Cartago

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Costa Rica

Heredia

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Costa Rica

San Jose

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Community Health Education and Support

Cancer Support Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the prevention of cancer, providing treatment, and supporting patients and their families. Participants may be able to assist in receiving patients and writing and maintaining patient records. Observe supportive therapies developed by the center’s psychologists, or assist with educational workshops and presentations to raise cancer awareness. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.

HIV Non-Profit Organization

Spanish (Advanced)

Provide workshops and educational talks to the public, conduct research and provide emotional support for patients affected by HIV, AIDS and/or STIs. Assist the organization in strengthening their prevention efforts and contributing to a better quality of life for patients. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.

Children's Hospital

Spanish (High Intermediate)

This hospital treats children with a vast array of health conditions including burns, cancer, acute conditions, premature birth, and more. Visit and read to children in the various wards. Assist volunteer staff at the hospital with the duties of the ward and boost morale of the patients through story-telling, arts and crafts projects and games. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility. *Female participants only

Special Education Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This center empowers visually-impaired, hearing-impaired, intellectually disabled and other disabled individuals to live independently by providing counseling and physical, speech and occupational therapy in addition to music, art and physical education. Students at the center also receive dietary guidance and medical care. Become actively involved in the community by aiding educational or creative instruction, assisting in the dining area, and coordinating recreational activities. *Due to vacations, there will be limited options from mid-December through the first week of February and the first two weeks of July. *Limited availability for Summer 2017

Senior Citizens' Home

Spanish (Intermediate)

San José’s senior citizens gather at the senior citizens’ home to socialize and participate in recreational activities. Plan activities, organize games, read and talk with them, teach dance or aerobics classes and assist with everyday activities. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.

Education and Literacy

After School Program

Spanish (Intermediate)

Work with an organization that provides after school and daycare services to children of limited economic resources. Be a positive role model and help students with homework and education activities. Engage the children by facilitating recreational activities, art and music projects.

Public School

Spanish (Beginning)

Serve as a teacher’s aide by grading papers, assisting students with homework and supervising the classroom. Tutor special needs students one-on-one or teach English. Facilitate recreational activities and gain practical classroom teaching experience. *Due to vacations, there will be limited options from mid-December through the first week of February and the first two weeks of July. It will be possible to arrange another placement for participants during these times.

Special Education Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This center empowers visually-impaired, hearing-impaired, intellectually disabled and other disabled individuals to live independently by providing counseling and physical, speech and occupational therapy in addition to music, art and physical education. Students at the center also receive dietary guidance and medical care. Become actively involved in the community by aiding educational or creative instruction, assisting in the dining area, and coordinating recreational activities. *Due to vacations, there will be limited options from mid-December through the first week of February and the first two weeks of July. *Limited availability for Summer 2017

Environmental, Cultural and Recreational Park

Spanish (Beginning)

Bring surrounding communities together by dedicating your time at a free and open recreational space for children and youth. This park aims to promote an appreciation for nature and the environment in addition to art, music, and technology. Participants will have the opportunity to work on environmental projects and/or gardening projects. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn about plants typical of Costa Rica! If the student has an advanced level of Spanish, he or she might be able to assist, design and run workshops for the youth. It depends on availability and the needs of the organization.

Bilingual School

Spanish (Beginning)

Work as a teacher’s assistant at this state-funded PK-12 bilingual school. Directly assist students with reading, writing, listening and speaking lessons in English. There may also be opportunities to create a run other recreational activities. This is an excellent placement for those interested in gaining classroom experience. Opportunities may also include being an assistant for a PE teacher in addition to occasionally helping with English classes. *Due to vacations, there will be limited options from mid-December through the first week of February and the first two weeks of July.

Health Care

Health Clinic

Spanish (Advanced)

Learn about health issues, prevention, health care and patient care in Costa Rica. Participants may be placed in a general hospital, public or private clinic, community health center or other health care settings. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with local professionals in health care settings and may serve in a variety of ways depending on the health care facility with which they are placed, which may include preparing emergency kits, accompanying patients and sterilizing materials. Participants may also accompany trained professionals on home visits and/or assist staff in coordinating and conducting health campaigns on such topics as nutrition, dengue and immunizations. Please note that participants' experiences may vary depending on interests, host organization, language level and education level. This placement is ideal for individuals in nursing or pre-med fields. Please contact the Service-Learning Costa Rica Program Manager if you are interested in a particular area of health care. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility. *Limited availability for Summer 2017

Children's Hospital

Spanish (High Intermediate)

This hospital treats children with a vast array of health conditions including burns, cancer, acute conditions, premature birth, and more. Visit and read to children in the various wards. Assist volunteer staff at the hospital with the duties of the ward and boost morale of the patients through story-telling, arts and crafts projects and games. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility. *Female participants only

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Peru

Cusco

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Health Care

Dental Clinics

Spanish (Beginning)

Participants will have the opportunity learn about dental care in Cusco by observing and assisting the clinic’s dentists in Cusco as they perform their daily responsibilities. Example activities include completing ondontograms, pouring molds, observing extractions as well as cleaning and sanitizing dental instruments. Participants may also be asked to assist in taking x-rays, processing lab work, and certain administrative duties such as new patient registration. *Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.

Health Clinic

Spanish (Intermediate)

Learn about healthcare in Peru through the observation of procedures and patient consultations. Shadow doctors and nurses, interact with patients and assist with administrative tasks to maintain efficiency and organization. *Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.

Pharmacy Clinic

Spanish (Intermediate)

Placements with a pharmacy in Cusco will primarily involve observing in the health clinics, but during certain hours of the day, participants will be able to observe a clinic's pharmacist and learn about prescription and medicine in the area. Opportunities might also include observing consultations, assisting the staff with sterilizing utensils, and visiting with patients in the waiting room. *Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility.

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Peru

Lima

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Child and Family Development

Family Support Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This non-profit opened in 2014 and is dedicated towards improving the health and welfare of Peruvian children. The organization provides a "home away from home" for many families that must travel to Lima so that they can be near their children during their hospitalization. Participants will assist with maintaining the facility to ensure a comfortable and welcoming environment for the families in need. Participants will also serve to support the families staying at the home during very trying times. Interested participants may have the opportunity to support fundraising events, support weekly workshops, create brochures and marketing materials, and assist in social media networking.

Labor Rights Support Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This nonprofit is dedicated to defending the rights of domestic workers and working children, as well as to providing education to children in underprivileged communities around Lima. Participants may primarily be asked to assist with tutoring in after school programs in the outskirts of Lima, and may be required to assist with workshops on Sundays. Sunday workshops are designed to promote awareness of workers’ rights and human rights, as well as to inform the public of child labor. Participants may also help organize donations of clothing, school materials and educational information, as well as participate in recreational activities with the domestic workers and children who participate in the organization’s many projects across the city.

Education and Literacy

At-Risk Youth Development and Rehabilitation Center

Spanish (High Intermediate)

Empower Peru’s at-risk youth by serving in a boy’s or girl’s home in the outskirts of the city of Lima.The goal of this organization is to promote, through prevention and rehabilitation, the healthy and integral development of children and adolescents at high risk in Peru. The aim here is to encourage functional participation in academic, social, and familial settings in a healthy and violence-free environment. ISA participants will work closely with experienced staff and volunteers to promote daily practices of hygiene and health, as well as quality education. Participant responsibilities vary from assisting with day to day operations and facility maintenance, to leading workshops in language, fitness, art, and sports. Participants with a high level of Spanish proficiency may have the opportunity to observe and assist in the center's department of Psychology. *The Center is located on the outskirts of Lima, a 45-minute commute on a provided volunteer van. This placement is not available to students on a semester study program.

Bilingual Education and Learning Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This organization offers psychological and learning assessments, and support programs to help enhance students’ skills. The center is made up of a team of experts in education: special educational teachers, psychologists, speech and sensory integration therapists and educational psychologists. Depending on skill set, experience and interests, participants may assist the professional team with teaching and tutoring, occupational therapy sessions, and learning therapy. *This organization closes in July for Winter vacations.

Childhood Education Programs at Medical Clinics

Spanish (Beginning)

Work with a nonprofit organization that enables children that are severely impacted by life-threatening illness to continue with as much normalcy as possible by bringing the classroom to their hospital rooms. Participants may assist at a Cancer Hospital or at a Children's hospital in Lima, and will assist the staff in helping these patients stay up to date on the school work they are missing during treatment and care. On days when patients are unwilling or unable to complete the curriculum, participants may engage in musical and/or crafting activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to observe how the Peruvian public health system works. *Note: This placement does not involve shadowing doctors or nurses.

Labor Rights Support Center

Spanish (Intermediate)

This nonprofit is dedicated to defending the rights of domestic workers and working children, as well as to providing education to children in underprivileged communities around Lima. Participants may primarily be asked to assist with tutoring in after school programs in the outskirts of Lima, and may be required to assist with workshops on Sundays. Sunday workshops are designed to promote awareness of workers’ rights and human rights, as well as to inform the public of child labor. Participants may also help organize donations of clothing, school materials and educational information, as well as participate in recreational activities with the domestic workers and children who participate in the organization’s many projects across the city.

Environment and Conservation

Therapy and Rehabilitation

At-Risk Youth Development and Rehabilitation Center

Spanish (High Intermediate)

Empower Peru’s at-risk youth by serving in a boy’s or girl’s home in the outskirts of the city of Lima.The goal of this organization is to promote, through prevention and rehabilitation, the healthy and integral development of children and adolescents at high risk in Peru. The aim here is to encourage functional participation in academic, social, and familial settings in a healthy and violence-free environment. ISA participants will work closely with experienced staff and volunteers to promote daily practices of hygiene and health, as well as quality education. Participant responsibilities vary from assisting with day to day operations and facility maintenance, to leading workshops in language, fitness, art, and sports. Participants with a high level of Spanish proficiency may have the opportunity to observe and assist in the center's department of Psychology. *The Center is located on the outskirts of Lima, a 45-minute commute on a provided volunteer van. This placement is not available to students on a semester study program.

Children's Rehabilitation Institute

Spanish (Intermediate)

This institute serves children with physical, mental or sensory impairments. Through physical therapy, social integration, and educational activities, the children are prepared for a functional society. The institute follows an early treatment approach known as the Doman Method, and one in which the parents of the child participate actively in the rehabilitation program. Participants may have the opportunity to work directly with the children and assist the staff in various areas, such as neurology, psychology, physical therapy, education and pedagogy.

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Dominican Republic

Santiago

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Morocco

Meknes

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Jordan

Amman

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Child and Family Development

Refugee Camp Community Center

Arabic (High Intermediate)

These camps were set up in 1968 to accommodate Palestine refugees and displaced people who left the West Bank and Gaza Strip as a result of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Participants will have the opportunity to be paired with a teacher and work within the Community Center which provides refugees with practical knowledge and vocational skills training. Participants may teach English, provide tutoring assistance, coordinate sports, music and other extracurricular activities. *Placement availability dependent on issuance of security clearance and political stability at time of program.

The Family Development Association

Arabic (Beginning)

This association works under the umbrella of the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan and has two branches, both in East Amman. Both branches organize workshops that focus on general education and vocational skills. For those interested in working with children, one of the branches also operates a kindergarten. Numerous refuges have moved to this area and frequently participate in the foundation's activities. Potential participant responsibilities may include: teaching English to both staff and community members and organizing workshops to improve vocational and technical skills. The NGO also produces handcrafts and assistance in its social media and marketing efforts may be available.

Association for Social Development

Arabic (Beginning)

The Association for Social Development is an NGO located in East Amman. It organizes workshops that focus on general education, language instruction, and vocational and technical skills training. The NGO provides a conservative educational atmosphere for young adults and adolescents. Teaching English will be the participant’s primary task, but additional workshops may also available depending on the participant's skills and interests.

Education and Literacy

The Family Development Association

Arabic (Beginning)

This association works under the umbrella of the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan and has two branches, both in East Amman. Both branches organize workshops that focus on general education and vocational skills. For those interested in working with children, one of the branches also operates a kindergarten. Numerous refuges have moved to this area and frequently participate in the foundation's activities. Potential participant responsibilities may include: teaching English to both staff and community members and organizing workshops to improve vocational and technical skills. The NGO also produces handcrafts and assistance in its social media and marketing efforts may be available.

Association for Social Development

Arabic (Beginning)

The Association for Social Development is an NGO located in East Amman. It organizes workshops that focus on general education, language instruction, and vocational and technical skills training. The NGO provides a conservative educational atmosphere for young adults and adolescents. Teaching English will be the participant’s primary task, but additional workshops may also available depending on the participant's skills and interests.

School for Special Needs

Arabic (Beginning)

The School for Special Needs specializes in teaching children with a variety of learning disabilities. Depending on the specific needs of each child, the school employs behavioral, speech, and physical therapists as well as dietitians to assist the children. The school also provides training and informational courses on special education to the community. Participants may assist the teachers and staff with educational workshops, recreational activities, and English lessons. Leading and planning sports activities during the school's summer camp may also be needed.

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South Africa

Cape Town

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Education and Literacy

Youth Community Exchange Center

English (Advanced)

This organization drives social change in South Africa by enabling disadvantaged learners to lift each other out of poverty and into tertiary education or employment. Assist staff and tutors, many of whom are previous beneficiaries of the program themselves, in a variety of areas such as after school tutoring in Math and English, promotion through social media, fundraising, administrative tasks, and more. *This placement is not available full-time, only with Study + Service-Learning Combo.

School for Special Needs

English (Advanced)

Offering a mainstream curriculum for learners with physical disabilities, this school was founded in 1974 as a school for “differently abled” children in Xkosa-speaking communities of the Cape townships. Participants may assist in the following areas: administrative duties, coaching sports or leading other activities, supervising students during lunch and recreation times, classroom assistance and more depending on interests and skills. *This placement is for full-time, 12-week participants only.

South African Education Project

English (Advanced)

The South African Education Project is a non-profit organization that empowers young people through tutoring, enrichment and support. Its academic, enrichment and personal development programs are for children, youth and education providers. Based in one of Cape Town’s most under-resourced black townships, the organization has defined eight specific education programs for a variety of age groups. Participants’ responsibilities will vary based on the specific program for which they are accepted. *This partner organization requires a Skype interview and is only available for full-time, 12-week service learning students (minimum of 3 months).

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Ireland

Galway

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Child and Family Development

Family Support Center for Children with Special Needs

English (Advanced)

The mission of the organization is to support the families of children with special needs and long term illness who spend extended periods of time in medical facilities. The aim is to enhance the well-being of the family unit through fun and recreational activities including music, art and play therapy as well as guardian(s) support mechanisms. Additionally, the center provides space and activities for siblings of special needs children to come together and share their experiences in a safe, fun and educational setting. *Limited availability during Summer

Family Support Center

English (Advanced)

This organization offers a wide range of services to children and teenagers in disadvantaged areas in the city of Galway. They help to promote and encourage self-improvement and general well-being. They run a homework club throughout the school term, which offers children practical assistance with homework, and aims to inspire young people to develop their self-confidence and see the value in education. The center also runs an activity group which aims to promote social inclusion through arts and crafts, sport, drama, and cooking projects, which aids young people to develop their social skills and gain confidence in their abilities. Activities undertaken by the club include; youth exchanges, day trips, mid-term and summer camps, yoga and meditation, cookery classes, grinds (tutoring), as well as workshops on building healthy relationship and improving I.T skills.

Youth Development

Girls' Leadership Training Program

English (Advanced)

The mission of this organization is to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. It is an inclusive organization for girls and women of all ages with a strong emphasis on the outdoors, environment, community responsibility and teamwork. Participant can serve in various ways, including organizing interactive activities that will help members work towards completing their badge challenges. *Female participants only. *This placement is only available for ISA Semester + Service-Learning programs and not for full-time service-learning semester programs. *This placement is not available for Summer programs.

Summer Youth Camps

English (Advanced)

For our Summer programs in Galway, students collaborate with one or more host organizations and focus upon structured projects. While working at the Summer Youth Camps, service-learning participants gain hands-on skills and serve a community based need by helping facilitate activities ranging from art, drama, music, dance etc.

Family Support Center

English (Advanced)

This organization offers a wide range of services to children and teenagers in disadvantaged areas in the city of Galway. They help to promote and encourage self-improvement and general well-being. They run a homework club throughout the school term, which offers children practical assistance with homework, and aims to inspire young people to develop their self-confidence and see the value in education. The center also runs an activity group which aims to promote social inclusion through arts and crafts, sport, drama, and cooking projects, which aids young people to develop their social skills and gain confidence in their abilities. Activities undertaken by the club include; youth exchanges, day trips, mid-term and summer camps, yoga and meditation, cookery classes, grinds (tutoring), as well as workshops on building healthy relationship and improving I.T skills.