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Custom University Group Service Trips

Types of Groups
High School Groups University Groups

A group of college students on a service project interact with local people at a traditional village in Kenya, Africa

Projects Abroad has extensive experience working with college and university students since our founding in 1992, including many custom service-learning programs for groups of students from the same class, university department, or fellowship programs.

We have a range of projects that are directly relevant to undergraduate and postgraduate subjects and can provide a group of students with a valuable educational experience not available on campus. We work with universities to ensure we can arrange a program that fits their specific educational and institutional requirements so students can receive credit for their time abroad.

College students can volunteer year-round at any time, as well as during the summer and winter vacation.

Planning a service learning trip for a group of university students

A group of college pre-med students volunteering together on a medical service project

University groups can choose from any of our Volunteer Abroad and Intern Abroad projects.

Our Conservation & Environment Projects are perfect for Geography, Zoology, Biology, or Marine Biology students who are looking to get some practical experience out in the field. Those pursuing English or Media Studies will flourish on one of our Journalism internships.

Our Sports projects are a great way for Sports and Sports Medicine students to gain experience of sports development. We have placements for Creative & Performing Arts students and Language Courses for students interested in cultural immersion, not to mention a host of Medicine & Healthcare placements for aspiring doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, midwives, and dentists, as well as many others!

"Almost all of the students except for one are education majors. One of the really important pieces of this trip is to immerse the students in a culture and a language that they don’t speak so that they have a similar experience to that of an ESL student in the United States. The students can see what a certified teacher looks like in Costa Rica, and can see the differences to a certified teacher in the United States. They are also able to experience that you can be happy and sustained with just a little. The children are happy and learning with just a chalkboard. These kinds of experiences help them to flourish as educators.
My goal with this trip was to take the students and have them experience something besides their own culture, their own country, and their own privilege and to see how other people live. One of the experiences that I really enjoy the students having is living with the host families. This way, they experience what it’s like to live as a Costa Rican rather than coming into a country and still being yourself in that country and not really experiencing what they have to offer."

Valerie Behr, SUNY Cortland Group Leader
Teaching in Costa Rica
“The Khmer Project gave my students a chance to dive into a country’s culture that they were not familiar with. And it provides a really good opportunity to develop cross cultural components - if they have to operate in a country where they don’t speak that language, they would know how to cope with this and adjust.”

John Hagan, United States Military Academy at West Point Group Leader
Culture & Community in Cambodia

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