International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Service Learning/Internship

4-week Service-Learning and Internships -ELAP in Seoul

ISA's service-learning and internship division, ELAP, was created to propel students beyond the original confines of the classroom by providing opportunities to work at local NGOs, schools, clinics and businesses. ELAP programs address the needs of the community and organization abroad while encouraging personal and professional growth, developing language proficiency and facilitating meaningful community engagement.

During this 4-week program, participants will not attend classes but spend/work 15–35 hours per week at a local organization. These placements have no affiliation with host university and are non-credit bearing, however all participants will develop an ELAP Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

ELAP programs are non-credit bearing. In order for participants to earn internship, service-learning, field study or independent study credit from their home institution, proper arrangements must be made between the student and his/her home university before the program begins. Contact ELAP for information on how past participants have been able to obtain academic credit for their ELAP program.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

Applicants must be capable of carrying on college-level work in English and have English-speaking nationalities.

Applicants should be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Placement eligibility is determined by a letter of recommendation, cover letter and resume upon application. ELAP placements are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and final acceptance is determined by the host institution. Participants are encouraged to apply 3-6 months before the application deadline.


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