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  1. 1. ipSL Master of Arts in International Service Theory & practice 2 nations 1 year � ������������ � � �� �� ��� �� �� ���� �������� �������� ��� ����� �� � �� � � � ������������ �
  2. 2. THE MASTER OF ARTS INTERNATIONAL SERVICE IN Overview T he M.A. in International Service program integrates rigorous academic study with substantive volunteer service in two nations for one academic year, giving students opportunities to test theoretical knowledge through hands-on, practical experience in different cultures. The program is designed to prepare skilled professionals for careers delivering social services Program History to communities on the local and international levels. P rivate voluntary organizations and government social All students begin the program in a U.S. city for a week of service programs need personnel who have academic and orientation, workshops, and institutional visits. For the fall theoretical knowledge as well as the practical experience of semester, students elect to study and serve in either Jamaica working “in the field.” The M.A. in International Service prepares or Mexico; for the spring semester, all students study and serve skilled professionals for such careers, delivering social services to in England. The program culminates in the preparation of a communities on the local and international levels. thesis. The M.A. degree is awarded by Roehampton University, London. The academic study and volunteer service in the M.A. program prepare graduates to function effectively in a private or public agency by teaching theories and tools of analysis along with the practical skills needed for working with a community. Throughout “ When I tell people about my M.A. in the program, students are able to field test their academic learning International Service, many are excited through volunteer service with community agencies. that a program in nonprofit management The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership (IPSL) initiated the M.A. in International Service to meet the and service-learning actually exists. I needs of: value every moment I spent in Kingston • Service organizations that require trained professionals with and London. Education abroad hits you a conceptual background in service issues, combined with from every angle. You can’t not learn! ” grassroots, practical field experience and an understanding of international/intercultural realities. — Karol Kozak ‘02, now working for the Make-A-Wish Foundation headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona • Students who hold a bachelor’s degree and seek a career in the private or public sector of social services, especially in international or intercultural settings, and particularly those graduates who already have service experience. In designing the curriculum for the degree, IPSL staff interviewed international and local service organizations to determine the areas of knowledge and the skills these organizations seek when they hire beginning professionals. Working with its affiliated universities in Mexico, Jamaica and England, IPSL designed the curriculum and the service experiences to satisfy the requirements of such organizations. The first group of students enrolled in the program in 1997. 2
  3. 3. Cooperating Institutions T he three universities cooperating with IPSL in the M.A. program—Roehampton University, London; the University of Technology, Jamaica; and the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico—are distinguished and fully-recognized institutions of higher education, validated to award undergraduate and graduate degrees by their respective governments and Ministries of Education. All have a long history with and commitment to service and to international education, and each is a host institution for an undergraduate program of IPSL. ����� �� � � � � � � ����� �������� ������ ��� ������� The International Partnership for Roehampton ������� ���������� Service-Learning and Leadership University ������� ������ New York, USA London, England ������� ������ Location A not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1982, the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership Located on the banks of the (IPSL) designs and administers undergraduate and graduate River Thames, London is famous for its vast cultural offerings programs that integrate rigorous academic studies with and historic sites, including the British Museum, the Houses of substantive volunteer service. The semester and summer programs Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham have attracted students from over 400 colleges and universities Palace, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and in the United States and several other nations. Undergraduate many others. London is also one of the world’s most culturally and programs are offered in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, ethnically diverse cities, and it is home to countless international France, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, service, advocacy, relief and development organizations. Scotland, Thailand, and the Lakota Nation, USA. IPSL also promotes the joining of academic study and volunteer service through The University conferences, publications, and consulting. Roehampton University is located next to the Richmond Park area of London, a 20-minute train or Tube ride from the city center. The beautiful, historic 150 year-old campus is comprised of four colleges, each with a different history and focus, which together offer a full range of liberal arts, education, business and health programs. Roehampton University awards the Master of Arts “ It is one thing to study abroad, degree in International Service. All studies completed during orientation and at the two other universities during the first learn about a culture and see the semester are fully recognized by Roehampton University. sights. It is quite another thing to Accreditation go beyond the temporary, visiting Roehampton University is a fully recognized state University tourist status and collaborate in the UK, recognized, like all other Universities, by the Privy Council ( and the Higher Education with a community that will receive Funding Council for England ( Roehampton you as one of their own.” also is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and for U.S. federal financial aid with the code number 021019 (G21019 — David Del Pozo ‘01, now working as the Assessment Coordinator for FAFSA forms). for 9/11 Recovery at the American Red Cross in New York 3
  4. 4. Cooperating Institutions The University Universidad �� � � � � � � ������������� ������ ����� ������ of Technology Autónoma de ����������� ���� ������ Guadalajara ���� �� ���� ������ Kingston, Jamaica ������ ��������� �� � � � � � ����������� ������� ����� ����� Guadalajara, Mexico �������� Location ������ ������������� ��������� �������� Kingston, the capital ��������� ����������� Location of Jamaica, is a vibrant and colorful city that displays in full Guadalajara, a historic city with roots in both the indigenous and Jamaica’s connections by culture to Africa, by geography to Spanish colonial cultures, has given Mexico some of its greatest the Americas, and by history to the British Commonwealth. The artists, artisans, and political and social leaders. Today, it is a national language is English (with a melodious lilt), but you will contemporary cosmopolitan cultural center and thriving business hear equally the “second language,” patois. Service-learning in city, noted for its beautiful public buildings, plazas, markets, arts Jamaica offers you an opportunity to experience a young nation and crafts, classical and folk music and dance, museums, and still struggling with post-colonial issues, and a city faced with extensive murals by Orozco. Poverty and the difficulties faced by social and economic problems. You will be fully immersed in the many—including indigenous peoples—are evident, however, culture, learning from your classroom studies, service placement, and you will have the opportunity to research and address some homestay with a Jamaican family, and everyday living in this of these issues while strengthening your Spanish language complex, dynamic Caribbean city. skills. The unique relationship that exists between Mexico and the United States also creates an opportunity for research and The University cultural learning. The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), was founded in 1959. Today, as the national university of Jamaica, it serves The University over 8,000 students from Jamaica, the Caribbean, and other The Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) was founded in countries in the liberal arts, education, commerce, architecture, 1935 as the first private university in Mexico. Today, UAG serves and engineering, offering both undergraduate and graduate 15,000 Mexican, Latin American, and international students degrees. UTech collaborates with the University of the West Indies in undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, in areas of educational development, and together they are the medicine, law, business, architecture, education, design, and two most prestigious universities in Jamaica. Service is a degree social work. The UAG School of Medicine was an early pioneer requirement for all UTech students. in service-learning. Accreditation Accreditation The University Council of Jamaica has registered the University The Universidad Autónoma of Technology, Jamaica, as a tertiary institution granting under- de Guadalajara is accredited graduate and graduate degrees, and accredits its programs. by the Mexican Federal Secretary of Public Edu- cation (SEP). 4
  5. 5. Program Design Orientation T A he M.A. in International Service program integrates rigorous n integral and required part of the program, the one-week academic study with substantive volunteer service for one orientation brings together all M.A. students in a U.S. city academic year, giving you opportunities in different cultures to before the Mexico and Jamaica semesters begin. Activities for test theoretical knowledge through practical experience. The the week include: an introduction to the program and to the program culminates in the preparation of a thesis. countries where it takes place; discussion of the theory and practice of experiential education and how to use reflection and All students begin the program in a U.S. city for a week of other methods to draw learning from experience; training in orientation, workshops, and institutional visits. For the fall intercultural communication; visits to local service organizations; semester, you will elect to study and serve in either Jamaica or workshops; and the opportunity for students to get to know each Mexico. For the spring semester, all students study and serve in other. During this time, you begin the required course, “Reflection England and remain after the end of the term to complete the on Service-Learning”: thesis, which is due by the first Monday in September. English Reflection on Service-Learning language proficiency is required for the entire program; students choosing Mexico must also demonstrate Spanish language skill. This course begins during orientation and continues through the (See p. 10 for further details.) fall and spring semesters. It provides you with the opportunity to reflect upon your intercultural and service experiences during the Though service is a required part of the program, academic program through seminar discussion and group work. You learn credit is not given for the service. Rather, the service becomes an methods for examining and interpreting your experiences, such important resource for learning about the culture and its social as how to consider multiple interpretations of events, how you institutions, and is used along with reading, class lectures, discus- make attributions, and how you hypothesize, test hypotheses, sions, and other experiences and draw conclusions. in preparing the papers and assignments for the courses. Orientation week also provides an opportunity for you to think about personal goals, career development, The program is designed as and upcoming job searches. Accommodations and a cohort program, and each some meals are arranged by IPSL and are included in the group is usually comprised program fee. of students from the U.S. and several other nations. M.A. students attend classes Calendar together during the two semesters, allowing them to learn and grow from one another’s experiences and expertise. It has also proven helpful to have the The program takes one academic year plus a summer to complete. support of the group during and after the program. Please check or call IPSL for exact dates. Orientation mid-August (one week; U.S.A.) Fall Semester mid-August – mid-Dec. (Jamaica or Mexico) Spring Semester early January – early June (England) Thesis Completion June – mid-July (England) Degree Credits Thesis Due Date 1st Monday in September Thesis Evaluation September S tudents receive credits in both UK and U.S. university Degree Awards October designations. In British nomenclature, you will receive 180 Graduation Ceremony March (following year) credits (including the Master’s thesis) for the full year of academic work. In U.S. terms, the work is the equivalent of 40 semester The program officially ends in mid-July. Students who have not credits, including 8 awarded for the thesis. (While translating completed their thesis by that time may choose to stay in England credits between national systems is not exact, for U.S. purposes (highly recommended) at their own expense or to return home to it may be helpful to understand that the program involves about complete their thesis, which is due by the first Monday of September. 540 contact hours of instruction, somewhat more than is usual In our experience, students who remain in London have a much easier for a similar U.S. degree.) time completing their thesis than those who return home to do so. 5
  6. 6. rehabilitation initiatives, and homes for young single mothers. The Fall Semester (Jamaica or Mexico) service may be direct human care such as assisting orphans or the disabled, or it might draw upon and develop your organizational D uring the fall semester, you will be immersed in the culture skills, such as designing educational programs for children or at many different levels. The academic studies, service assisting in the development, implementation, or running of placements, and homestays are designed to provide a complex social service programs of all kinds. intercultural experience. Courses are taught by local professors in the style and custom of their university system, allowing you to Accommodations experience how an educational system both reflects and shapes a I n Jamaica and Mexico, you live in a homestay with a local family, culture. Students are encouraged to challenge critically their own who introduces you to family life in the culture and provides assumptions regarding academics, family, work, and culture. some of your daily meals. An integral part of the program, the homestay offers you the opportunity to make life-long friends, Academic Studies reinforce language skills, and experience the culture from “the T here are five required courses, plus the “Reflection on Service- inside.” Learning” course, which starts during orientation and continues throughout the year (see p. 5). You engage in studies that integrate your classes, research, and learning from your service experience. Social and Cultural History of Jamaica/Mexico Includes study of the family, work, cultural values, and structure of the community. Contemporary Conditions of Jamaica/Mexico Includes study of demographics, health, education, employment, and economic organization. Spring Semester (England) Cultural Context through Language and Literature T he spring semester focuses on theoretical and practical issues of Considers issues of the society as revealed through the nation’s organization, management, global politics, and development. literature. You will continue to utilize and test theories in your service placement, and work with your advisor to revise and develop Case Study in Addressing a Community Need your thesis ideas and then to write your thesis. Requires you to study the agency where you are serving, analyzing its development in response to community needs. Academic Studies Research Methods and Thesis Writing T here are four required courses, plus the continuing “Reflection Prepares you for the preparation of the Master’s thesis/dissertation. on Service-Learning” course (see p. 5). All studies continue to Simultaneously, you begin work on your thesis, identifying a integrate the service experience into the academic learning. community problem that you will address, and completing background research under the supervision of a tutor/advisor. Structure and Management for Not-For-Profit Organizations Volunteer Service Involves classes, lectures, discussion, and library research on Y organization theory as applied to not-for-profit organizations. ou will be placed in an established service agency in It also uses this conceptual framework for the writing of a major the community, serving under professional direction for paper about the operation of the London-based agency in which approximately 15–20 hours per week during the semester. you are serving. Placements are based on your interests and skills as well as on the needs of the community. Areas of service include education, Global Governance & Citizenship health care and community development. Students have served Focuses on the mechanisms that are available for meeting needs with international organizations such as Habitat for Humanity in a global economy and on the philosophy that lies behind and the International Red Cross, as well as with smaller, local different political choices about which mechanisms to use. organizations such as the YMCA, educational institutions, prisoner 6
  7. 7. Development Studies The Master’s Thesis Considers the main theoretical perspectives on development and current issues in development, such as the implications of social S tudents are awarded a total of 8 U.S. credits for the successful power and identity categories including gender, race, nationality completion of the thesis (called a dissertation in the UK). Work and class. on the thesis begins in the fall and continues through the spring semester. Although course work ends in early June, it is highly Project Management and Service Delivery recommended that you remain in England through June and July Considers the critical issue of managing projects. The use of to complete your thesis. If needed, you may continue working contracts and competitive bidding is now commonplace, and on your thesis after the program ends, for an additional advising those who seek to provide social services are often forced to learn fee. The final thesis must be submitted by the first Monday of a more commercial approach to securing grants and other monies September. in order to provide important services. In this module, students develop research and project-management skills that will be The thesis of approximately 15,000 words requires a special in- useful for their work in service agencies or NGOs. depth study of some aspect of the provision of social services; OR its subject and scope are defined in consultation between Managing in the Voluntary Sector the individual student and the dissertation advisor. The thesis For this course, IPSL M.A. students join students in Roehampton provides an opportunity for you to investigate in detail a social University’s Voluntary Action Management Program. The problem occurring locally or elsewhere, examine issues related to module considers the issues arising from the recruitment and an agency’s functioning, consider the cultural context of service deployment of volunteers, and is designed to equip students to delivery or policy recommendations, or other topics approved by develop policies and procedures for the recruitment, support and the dissertation advisor. supervision of volunteers. Recent students have written their theses about: sustainable development; reproductive rights; HIV/AIDS; the elderly; inner-city Volunteer Service education; poverty and A s in the fall semester, you are placed in a service assignment education; self-esteem of approximately 15–20 hours per week, through which you and cultural identity; will continue to learn about the workings and management of Habititat for Humanity an agency in its cultural context. Service assignments in London (an impact assessment); are available in a wide variety of organizations. The Placements arts as activism; organi- Officer will works with you to find the most suitable placement, zational management given both community needs and your interests, thesis focus, and behavior; human and career goals. Students have served in agencies such as: Plan rights NGOs in Guate- International, a humanitarian organization that helps children in mala; refugees in Sierra need in developing countries; Survival International, which helps Leone; and other topics. tribal people protect their lands and determine their own futures; Crisis, an organization that provides support and opportunities to the homeless and advocates on their behalf; Kids Company, which delivers emotional and practical support to children within structures that are directly accessible by them; Age Concern, the “ The topic of my dissertation is still UK’s largest organization working with and for older people; the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative; World Jewish Aid; A huge part of my life. I volunteer Voluntary Service Overseas; and many others. For two organizations doing special- Accommodations events fundraising surrounding issues of I n England, you may choose to live on campus if space is available, microenterprise and fair trade—two things or arrange off-campus housing for yourself with assistance from the off-campus housing office of Roehampton University. In I came to care about during the program.” both cases, you are responsible for your own meals and housing costs. — Sally Nelson ‘02, worked as Director of Special Events for the Horticultural Society of New York after the program and is now living in London 7
  8. 8. M.A. Students & ALUMNI M.A. Sarah students typically come from diverse backgrounds: public and private universities; a variety of majors; Pearlman some with and some without international and/or service Jamaica/ experience; some from the U.S. and some from other countries. London Past graduates have come from the U.S., Canada, Ecuador, Greece, Guatemala, Jamaica, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, the 2003–04 Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea, Togo, and the UK. Some S students have already earned master’s degrees in other areas, arah earned and some go on to earn further degrees after completing the her bachelor’s program. Almost all go on to interesting careers in the social degree in Inter- service sector, some with domestic and some with international national Affairs organizations. from George Washington University and worked as director of outreach for Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL), an organization that encourages college students to be involved in community service. She then became the national Operation Frontline coordinator for Share Our Strength, an organization that fights hunger. Her interest in food supply and distribution became a central theme to her M.A. program. During the program, she worked for Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a mentoring program in Jamaica, and World Jewish Aid, an international aid organization in London. Her thesis topic explored factors impacting food security for children in Jamaica. Sarah now works as Manager Some of the jobs M.A. alumni have held after completing of Child Nutrition for City Harvest, a food rescue program in New York. She says that the master’s degree was a key factor the program: in acquiring the position and being given new responsibilities. • assessment coordinator, 9/11 Recovery, American Red Cross • president and co-founder, National Pardon Centre (Canada) Jennifer Trovillian • program coordinator, International Youth Foundation • development volunteer associate, Women’s Cancer Resource Jamaica/London 1998–99 Center J ennifer received her bachelor’s degree • manager of child nutrition, City Harvest from Stetson University in Florida. • coordinator, Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s After completing the M.A. program, Prisons for the Vera Institute of Justice Jennifer worked as a paralegal in New • research analyst, Washington State Department of Revenue Orleans and researched contemporary slavery for a Roehampton professor. • judge’s clerk While in New Orleans, she began • lawyer volunteering with an anti- death • educational and grant-writing consultant penalty advocacy organization, and • teacher / professor later became project coordinator for the Capital Post-Conviction • director of outreach programs, College Access Center Project of Louisiana, a non-profit death penalty appeals law (provides access for underrepresented, disadvantaged and office that she helped to develop from its inception. As project first-generation students) coordinator, she was the chief administrator of the office, • researcher, Free the Slaves overseeing everything from the agency’s annual budget and its information management systems to the training of paralegals, • director of special events, Horticultural Society of New York interns, and pro-bono attorneys. Jennifer is currently the • director of therapeutic recreation at a long term care/ coordinator of the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s rehabilitation facility for the geriatric population. Prisons for the Vera Institute of Justice. 8
  9. 9. “The Master’s in International Service program and degree was Steven Lize a great experience. People I meet Jamaica/London 1997–98 find it really interesting, as S teve received his bachelor’s there are so few degrees like it. degree in Sociology from I am still in touch with the Dominican University and went directly into the M.A. in people I met on the program— International Service program. In Jamaica, he carried out fellow students and professors.” research for his thesis, which was a qualitative study of how — Megan Barbano-Maxwell ‘01, now the Director of Mentoring HIV/AIDS prevention programs Services at Big Brothers Big Sisters International in Philadelphia may be planned to address men’s gender and health issues in Jamaica through theatre in education techniques. His passion for international social issues grew as he continued his studies at Roehampton University, where, after earning his M.A., he went on to pursue a Higher Megan Barbano-Maxwell Teaching Certificate and Doctorate in Sociology. He has since taught at Roehampton and the University of Mississippi. Steve Mexico/London 2000–01 has worked on human trafficking and modern slavery issues B for Free the Slaves in Washington, D.C., and for the Anti-Slavery efore starting the M.A. program, Campaign for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Immokalee, Megan worked as a case manager Florida. He helped generate two major reports, Hidden Slaves, for Big Sisters, a mentoring program, which investigates modern slavery presently occurring in the and also as a member of AmeriCorps United States, and Recovering Childhoods, a report on child VISTA, a national service program trafficking in northern India. Today, Steve works at the Florida that helps bring communities and Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government individuals out of poverty. Megan Accountability as a Policy Analyst in the criminal justice policy sought out a master’s degree area. program that would allow her to focus on and learn more about nonprofit organizations, social issues, and international work. During the M.A. program, she served with Centro Integral in Mexico, and Big Brothers Big Sisters in London. Her thesis was about volunteerism in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and focused on national service schemes and possible service exchanges among the three countries. Megan is now the Director of Mentoring Services at Big Brothers Big Sisters International in Philadelphia, where she is responsible for providing support to existing affiliate mentoring programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as working on new endeavors. Megan says she draws upon her Master’s education and experience as she works with NGOs to start the mentoring program—assessing their resources and capabilities, discussing volunteerism, making the program culturally relevant, and providing training on programmatic and organizational issues. 9
  10. 10. Program Directors Eligibility & Language Requirement T Jennifer Iles (Co-Convener, England), Senior Lecturer in he program welcomes students from any nation. We look for Sociology, Roehampton University. B.A., Humanities and Social students who demonstrate maturity, intellectual ability, and Sciences, Open University; M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology, University a desire to serve. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s of Surrey, Roehampton (England). degree before entering the M.A. program, with a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent. Bill Rushbrooke (Co-Convener, England), Principal Lecturer in Management, Roehampton University. B.Ed. Business Studies and In Jamaica and England, all academic courses are taught in Psychology, University of London; M.Sc. Management, Henley English. Non-native English speakers must have English language Business School (Brunel University); Postgraduate Diploma in skills equivalent to the IELTS (International English Language Marketing. Test System) score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all bands) or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper test) or 250 (computer test), with a Geraldene Hodelin (Jamaica), Dean of the Faculty of Education minimum of 4 on the writing test. and Liberal Studies, University of Technology, Jamaica. Ph.D., University of Minnesota. In Mexico, courses are taught in both English and Spanish. To fulfill the academic requirements and be useful in the service José Luis Arreguin (Mexico), Director of International assignment, students selecting Mexico for the first semester Programs, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. M.A. in must have at least an intermediate level of Spanish, which usually International Administration, Central Michigan University; also means successful completion of at least 4 years of college- or studied at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (Mexico), university-level Spanish. Students applying to go to Mexico will Georgetown University, University of Kagoshima (Japan), and have their Spanish language ability assessed. the World Bank Institute. Martha Merrill (IPSL), Dean of Academic Programs, IPSL. B.A. Cost in Russian Literature, University of Michigan; M.L.S. in Creative Writing, Boston University; M.A.L.S. in Islamic Culture Studies, S ee for current fees. The total fee includes: Columbia University; M.A. and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan. • Tuition: all instructional and administrative costs; pre- program materials and processing; advising; service placement and supervision; health insurance; field trips; thesis guidance for both semesters; and the week of activities during orientation. • Room and basic board: includes orientation week in the U.S. and the first semester in Jamaica or Mexico. Please note that accommodations and meals in England are not included in the program fee. It is recommended that students budget £3,120 for six months of rooming costs in England. (As of summer 2007, this is approximately $6,275, but applicants are advised to check the exchange rate at the time they are planning Passport & Visa their budgets.) All fees are subject to change due to fluctuations in the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar. S tudents must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of the program, and are responsible for obtaining visas Students are responsible for personal expenses, which include: for their stays. We strongly encourage you to obtain a student visa housing and meals in England; air travel to the orientation city for England that allows you to stay until the final thesis deadline. in the U.S., to and from Mexico or Jamaica, and to and from IPSL will advise you in the visa application process. England; books; some meals; local travel; visa fees; and spending money. 10
  11. 11. Application Applications are due January 15. E arly application is encouraged, as the program may fill before the official deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee. Please call IPSL before submitting a late application. Applications are evaluated as they are received, first by an Financial Aid & Scholarships Admissions Advisory Committee in New York, then by program staff in Jamaica or Mexico, and then at Roehampton University. If you are accepted, Roehampton University will issue an offer F or the M.A. in International Service program, U.S. students letter, to which you must respond. Applicants should expect that may apply for two different low-interest federal loans: the the admissions review process will take at least two months. Stafford loan for a maximum of $20,500, and the Grad PLUS loan to cover the remaining balance of the program cost, travel, and Application materials are available for download at other expenses. (With a Grad PLUS loan, you may borrow up to or by contacting IPSL, and should be submitted to the IPSL New the full cost of your education, minus other income and financial York office. aid received, including the $20,500 from the Stafford loan.) In addition, a low-cost loan (International Student Loan Program, or ISLP) for U.S. students is available for up to $20,000 (student only) or $40,000 (with co-signer). Once you are accepted into the program, IPSL will guide you through the financial aid process. Note to students applying for federal aid: Roehampton University has a U.S. Department of Education Code 021019; for FAFSA forms, it is often listed as G21019. Scholarships may be available from other sources, such as: Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program Awards are available to non-U.S. citizens in countries with an active Ford Foundation program. Students from Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Questions? Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, For complete information about IPSL programs, go to: Uganda, and Vietnam may be eligible for funding through IFP. Applicants must be resident nationals or residents of an eligible IFP country. Non-U.S. citizens who are applying to the IPSL M.A. in International Service should visit the Ford Foundation website to determine if the Ford Foundation is active in their country. We welcome your questions and are happy to assist you with the application and financial aid process. Please feel free to call or email us. (212) 986-0989 info@@ i NOTE: Program details are as accurate as possible at time of printing, but may be subject to minor changes. See for most up-to-date information. 11
  12. 12. IPSL offers undergraduate programs in: Czech Republic Ecuador England France India Italy Jamaica Mexico Philippines Russia Scotland Thailand Lakota Nation, USA 815 Second Avenue New York, NY 10017 USA Tel: (212) 986-0989 Fax: (212) 986-5039 © 2007 by The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership