International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987



ELAP Stand-Alone Programs

ISA Service-Learning was created to propel students beyond the original confines of the classroom by providing opportunities to work at local organizations. These programs address the needs of the community and organization abroad while encouraging personal and professional growth, developing language proficiency and facilitating meaningful community engagement. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for a list of placement opportunities.

During this program, participants will not attend classes, but will serve 15-35 hours per week at a local organization. All participants will develop a Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

Participants can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information about earning academic credit.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

Placement eligibility is determined by a Spanish language interview, resume in Spanish and cover letter upon application.

Service-learning placements are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants are encouraged to apply 3-6 months before the application deadline in order to ensure they are able to be placed with their first preference.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

In order for participants to earn internship, field study or independent study credit from their university, proper arrangements must be made between the student and his/her home university before the program begins. ELAP provides support throughout this process. Typically, ELAP participants volunteer 15-40 hours per week.


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