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IPSL Brochure - Programs in The Americas 2008
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IPSL Brochure - Programs in The Americas 2008

  1. 1. | ipSL 2008 The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership PROGRAMS erence e a diffur Mak give h yo wit broad. receive a mester se theory THE practice AMERICAS global local action reflection Ecuador individual Mexico community Jamaica knowing doing Lakota Nation idealism realism serve learn ipSL.org � ������������ � � �� �� | ��� �� �� � service-learning ��� �������� ��� ���� �� ����� �� � study abroad + volunteer service �� �� �� � ������������ �
  2. 2. ] Why service-learning? | IPSL international service-learning programs integrate academic study with substantive volunteer service, creating a powerful dynamic between direct cultural exposure and academic learning. Interaction with the community teaches you how the culture functions. Time in the classroom teaches you why it functions as it does. By testing theory with practice, IPSL students find their learning takes on greater depth and meaning. “ Through your studies at a local university, volunteer service in the community, and The two semesters I spent living in a homestay or on campus, you are fully immersed in several levels of the culture serving and learning simultaneously. Guided field trips, reflection, and other support services also help you to understand the culture and your experience of it. abroad were the most challenging, difficult, IPSL students are adventuresome, idealistic, thoughtful, generous, curious, enthusiastic, and open-minded. Since 1982, they have been making a difference in local wonderful, and incredible communities around the world, putting their education and skills to good use, and semesters of my life. I giving meaning to their education. learned a great deal about myself and I also learned about the importance Benefits of IPSL Programs of giving of yourself and • Integrated study abroad experience helping others. I saw that ” Your whole program—studies, service, living, and excursions—is designed to I could make a difference. give you a complex and varied experience of the culture while making your learning immediate and relevant, and therefore more meaningful. — Julie, Rocky Mountain College (Mexico & Guayaquil programs) • Making a difference to people in need Whether your service helps improve health or education, assists in community development, or alleviates suffering, your service addresses human needs which would otherwise go unmet, and is valued by the community. • Full cultural immersion As an IPSL student, you are not just an academic tourist. You are immersed in several levels of the society, and contribute to the host culture through your service. For example, you might attend an elite university; live with a middle- class family; and work with destitute street children. • Real cultural understanding Through the combination of classroom theory and practical experience serving in a social agency, IPSL students develop a broad knowledge of the forces that shape the culture; an intimate understanding of its peoples, customs, and traditions; and deep insight into the complex social issues and realities of the society. IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 • Meaningful growth and personal insight You will develop skills, discover talents, and gain meaningful personal insight about who you are, what you are capable of, and who you want to become. IPSL students often say their program experience stays with them for many years, helping to shape their values, aspirations, and career paths. 2
  3. 3. 3 ] IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 IPSL International Service-Learning Programs || IPSL programs integrate academic studies with volunteer service and full cultural | | immersion to give you a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience. Semester Programs ������ ������ ������ THE AMERICAS ������������� �� � � � � � � ����� Ecuador – Guayaquil, Quito, or Galápagos ������� ������ ���� ��������� Mexico – Guadalajara ������� ����� ������ �������� ��������� ��������� ����������� �� � � � � � ����������������� ������ Jamaica – Kingston ���������� ����� ��������� ������ ������������� �������� �������� ������� Lakota Nation – South Dakota, USA ���� ������ ������� �������� EUROPE ASIA ����� Czech Republic India ������� ��������� England Philippines France Thailand Italy Russia Scotland Summer Programs (ranging from 3–12 weeks) EUROPE ASIA THE AMERICAS France India* Ecuador (Guayaquil) Italy Philippines Mexico Russia Jamaica * also offered during J-Term Lakota Nation, USA Academic Year Options Students interested in serving and learning abroad for an academic year may choose two different IPSL program locations for a broader, comparative perspective. Some previous students have chosen diverse locations such as Mexico and India, while others have chosen a thematic focus, such as Mexico and Guayaquil for Spanish and Latin American studies; Quito and Lakota Nation to study indigenous peoples; or Questions? India and Thailand for Asian studies. If you are considering studying abroad for a year, please contact IPSL. We will be happy to help you find a program combination that For complete information about IPSL fits your interests. programs, go to: ipSL.org Costs Academic Credit Financial Aid Academic credit in IPSL programs is not issued for the Passport & Visa service alone. Rather, the service is thought of as a valuable We welcome your questions and are Eligibility resource for learning. Credit is awarded for the demonstrated happy to assist you with the application learning (papers, journals, presentations, and examinations), Application and financial aid process. Please feel free evaluated by qualified, in-country faculty, and graded to call or email us. About IPSL according to familiar academic criteria. A transcript is issued (212) 986-0989 info@ipsl.org by the host institution shortly after the program. See p. 16
  4. 4. ECUADOR Guayaquil �������� ������� ����� ��������� ������� ��������� �� � � � � � ����� ���� Overview I will always view my time in Ecuador with a smile on my face. Ecuador spans the equator on the northwest coast of South America. With its cultural diversity and wide range of environments—the Galápagos Great friendships, soul-searching Islands, the coastal areas of the Pacific, the Andes mountain range, and the headwaters of the Amazon—Ecuador provides an ideal location for you to experiences, and eye-opening live in and learn about South America, encountering directly the issues and sights are not easily forgotten. It concerns of this great southern continent. In Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city and gateway to the Galápagos, you will enjoy a tropical climate with was wonderful to be able to take varied and abundant flora and fauna and a newly revitalized waterfront, from my experiences and give back ” or “Malecon.” You will also encounter dramatic contrasts of wealth and poverty, and the social issues generated through that disparity. ]| to the culture that accepted me. You will spend a semester developing your Spanish skills; studying – Jenna, Middlebury College Ecuadorian history, culture, and society at Universidad Espiritu Santo; living with an Ecuadorian family; and serving 15–20 hours a week in an | Ecuadorian community agency. Your volunteer service immerses you in the Program Facts culture and deepens your understanding of Ecuadorian society in a way that goes beyond that experienced in traditional study abroad programs. Language of Instruction It also facilitates your mastery of Spanish. Spanish and/or English Language Prerequisite Minimum of 2 years of secondary school Spanish or 1 year of college/university Spanish, or the equivalent. Affiliated Institution Universidad Espiritu Santo (UEES) Credits 12–15 per semester Housing Homestay Application Dates Deadlines IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 Spring: early January – late April November 1 Fall: late August – late December June 1 See ipsl.org for exact dates & costs Summer Program Two month-long summer programs are offered in For more details on the program, go to ipsl.org. Guayaquil, in June and July. See ipsl.org for details. 4
  5. 5. 5 Academic Study Volunteer Service IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 The program is based at Universidad With nearly 2.5 million inhabitants, Espiritu Santo (UEES). You will take three Guayaquil is Ecuador’s largest city. required courses for a total of 12–15 Like many cities in South America, credits; optional electives are also offered. Guayaquil has experienced tremendous A transcript is issued from Universidad population growth in recent years; parts Espiritu Santo upon successful completion of the city have undergone impressive of the program. redevelopment while other areas of the city have become vast tracts of Spanish Language squatter housing lacking basic urban Students are tested and placed in the services. Urban growth is also putting appropriate level for Spanish language significant pressures on unique, delicate instruction: beginning, intermediate or ecological reserves that provide homes for Living in Guayaquil advanced. Studies include the culture and endangered flora and fauna. These many literature of Ecuador and Latin America. challenges form the framework for the Ecuador’s main port and largest city, You may move through one or two community service agencies in which IPSL Guayaquil is a bustling coastal urban intensive modules (levels) during the students are placed. center, known for its friendly people, program. 3–6 credits. tropical climate, and vibrant nightlife. You will serve 15–20 hours a week in You will enjoy the refurbished riverside Ecuadorian Socioeconomics an established Ecuadorian agency. “Malecon,” the colonial Barrio Las Peñas, Gives a historical perspective on Your placement will be determined the colorful houses and view from Ecuadorian social and economic issues by community and agency needs, as Cerro Santa Ana, the Mercado Artesenal starting from Pre-Columbian and colonial well as your interests, goals, and skills, (artisan’s market), beautiful parks and times through present-day Ecuador. including Spanish language ability. Some plazas, and an abundance of cafés and Topics are addressed related to race, class, service placements are in the “invasion” restaurants. Guayaquil is also the gateway religion, ethnicity, geography, and other communities of rural and poor migrants. to the Galápagos Islands and some of interconnected and relevant themes. Ecuador’s most beautiful beaches. Offered in Spanish and English. 3 credits. Areas of service may include: teaching English as a Second Language; health You will live in a homestay with a middle- Institutions in Ecuadorian Society care through medical and dental clinics; class Ecuadorian family, who provide Examines the ways social institutions health education; tutoring and recreation most of your meals and introduce you to relate to and reflect the larger society. for children and teens; community and Ecuadorian family life. An integral part Issues explored include: culture and economic development. You might aid of the program, the homestay offers you development; oil and rights; religion homeless (street) girls; assist in projects the opportunity to make life-long friends, and politics; religion and revolution; for the disabled; work at an adoption reinforce language skills, and experience development and self-respect; agency for abandoned infants; teach in the culture from “the inside.” Host families community participation in development; primary or secondary schools; assist in are carefully selected and experienced politics and insurrection; gender and a hospital; or serve in other areas. See with hosting students. fashion; literature and politics; and class examples at ipsl.org. structure. Taught in English, but using as much Spanish as the class understands. Excursions 6 credits. Field trips may include visits to: Quito, Elective the historic capital; the Andean mountain Other language and academic courses towns, including Otavalo (world-famous (many of them taught in English) may be for its handcrafts market); the Cotopaxi taken in addition to the required courses Volcano; the line marking the equator; with the approval of the resident Program Cuenca, the capital of the Azuay province; Director, and students who are fluent El Cajas National Park; and local NGOs. in Spanish may participate in any of the A four-day trip to the headwaters of regular classes offered at UEES. A popular the Amazon River and/or a trip to the elective is “History of Ecuadorian Culture.“ Galápagos Islands may be available for an 3 credits. additional cost. Specific field trips depend on conditions and events in Ecuador at the time of the program. | ipSL.org Ecuador - Guayaquil
  6. 6. ECUADOR Quito �������� ������� ����� ��������� ������� ��������� �� � � � � � ����� ���� Overview Ecuador spans the equator on the northwest coast of South America. Beyond a change of scenery, I wanted With its cultural diversity and wide range of environments, Ecuador to have a real-world context in order to provides an ideal location for you to live in and learn about South America, encountering directly the issues and concerns of this great put college in perspective. I knew that southern continent. Surrounded by the magnificent volcanic Andes I would not be satisfied if I didn’t feel mountains, the capital city of Quito boasts one of the finest collections of Spanish colonial architecture in the world. It is home to a large like I was interacting with real people Indian and mestizo population, as well as those of European descent. and giving back to the community from You will be challenged by serving the social and educational needs of the many marginalized people in the city. which I was absorbing so much. By placing myself in different surroundings You will spend a semester developing your Spanish skills; studying Spanish language and Ecuadorian social issues at Universidad San ” and exposing myself to new situations, Francisco de Quito; living with an Ecuadorian family; and serving 15– I learned about myself in many ways. ]| 20 hours a week in an Ecuadorian community agency. Your volunteer service immerses you in the culture and deepens your understanding – Bronwyn, Stanford University of Ecuadorian society in a way that goes beyond that experienced in traditional study abroad programs. It also facilitates your mastery of | Spanish. Program Facts Language of Instruction Spanish Language Prerequisite Minimum of 3 years of secondary school Spanish or 3 semesters of college/university Spanish, or the equivalent. Affiliated Institution Universidad San Francisco de Quito IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 Credits 12–15 per semester Housing Homestay Application Dates Deadlines Spring: early January – mid-May November 1 Fall: late August – mid-December June 1 For more details on the program, go to ipsl.org. See ipsl.org for exact dates & costs 6
  7. 7. 7 Academic Study Volunteer Service IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 The program is based at Universidad You will serve 15–20 hours per week, San Francisco de Quito, in the beautiful directly participating in the ongoing work suburb of Cumbaya, 20 minutes by bus of a local agency. Your placement will be from Quito. The well-equipped facilities determined by community and agency complement the high quality of faculty needs, as well as your interests, goals and and students. Students may participate skills, including Spanish language ability. in university sports, music and any other activities of interest. You take two required In Quito, you might: courses and 2–3 electives for a total of 12– • work at a school with children who 15 credits per semester. A transcript from alternate street work with school the Universidad San Francisco de Quito is Living in Quito attendance issued upon successful completion of the • assist children from the countryside program. Located in the heart of the Andes with their school work and family issues mountains, at the base of the Volcano • work with young women at a city Spanish Language Pichincha, Quito sits an altitude of 9,300 maternity and family planning center Spanish language (conversation feet and enjoys a temperate climate year- • serve in medical centers or agencies and reading) is taught at the upper- round. It is home to people from a variety addressing healthcare issues and intermediate and advanced levels. of ethnic and cultural communities, education Readings from Latin American literature including the “indigenas” of the Andes. • work with people with physical and are used to illustrate characteristics of the The Centro Historico is a magnificent mental disabilities culture and society. 3 credits. example of Spanish colonial architecture, • assist artists in a special program of with beautiful plazas, government education through art Social Organizations and buildings, and a cathedral. Today, Quito • provide educational and didactic child Development is a modern, bustling, capital city with support in a public children’s hospital Teaches the theories and concepts of dozens of museums, beautiful parks, • teach or assist in a pre-school development and the interaction with cafes, and restaurants. At the same time, • work at local history or cultural social organizations and communities. it faces challenging urban issues, which museums You will learn techniques of ethnographic you will have the opportunity to address • serve at a day care center for elderly studies and apply them in the field at in your service. people living on the streets your service site, testing the academic • teach marketable job skills to adults theories against your actual experience You will live in a homestay with a middle- • work in human rights or women’s rights in Ecuadorian communities. Your field class Ecuadorian family, who provide • work with urban environmental issues. service is an essential part of this class. most of your meals and introduce you to 3 credits. Ecuadorian family life. An integral part of the program, the homestay offers you Electives the opportunity to make life-long friends, Students may choose electives from reinforce language skills, and experience the full range of courses offered by the the culture from “the inside.” Host families Universidad San Francisco de Quito. are carefully selected and experienced Usually 3 credits per course. with hosting students. Excursions Field trips include two excursions in Quito, and a 3–4 day trip to the Amazon. You may easily travel on your own to mountain towns that are the centers of Indian life and handicrafts. Students interested in exploring the volcanoes or Andes may join university clubs and participate in the outings/climbs with Ecuadorian students. | ipSL.org Ecuador - Quito
  8. 8. ECUADOR Galápagos �������� ������� ����� ��������� ������� ��������� �� � � � � � Overview ����� ���� The Galápagos Islands are a world-renowned ecological treasure— important in world history as the place where Charles Darwin began his work on the theory of evolution, but known equally today for unparalleled beauty and ecological diversity. Here, wildlife not only reverberates above and below the sea surface, but most plants, animals This program offers so much: from and other forms of biodiversity are unique to the region. its unique classes to its passionate Service-learning in the Galápagos offers an opportunity available professors. It’s the Mecca of Biology, an nowhere else to live in and learn about a delicate and complex natural environment and the impacts—both positive and negative—of human opportunity to practice Spanish, and settlement, fisheries, and tourism in that setting and, at the same time, a constant classroom for problems of contribute through service to maintaining this unique environment. the Galápagos. From helpful staff to You may choose one of two concurrent tracks of study, with either a friendly locals, educated guides to unique biology focus or a social science focus. After an initial period on ” the campus of the Universidad San Francisco in Quito, and traveling to classmates, all really helped to make the Ecuadorian highlands and the Amazon jungle, you will attend a full ]| lasting memories by the bonds created. schedule of classes at the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) on Isla San Cristobal, learn from world-class faculty, and engage in service related to island ecology and/or the local island | community. All program courses are taught in English. Program Facts Language of Instruction English Language Prerequisite We recommend that students have had at least 2 years of high school Spanish or 1 year of college/ university Spanish to facilitate the service experience. Affiliated Institution Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences / Universidad San Francisco de Quito IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 Credits 15 per semester Housing Homestay Application Dates Deadlines Spring: early January – early May November 1 For more details on the Fall: late August – late December June 1 program, go to ipsl.org. 8 See ipsl.org for exact dates & costs
  9. 9. 9 issues created around these concerns can Living in the Galápagos Academic Study IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 be resolved in just and peaceful ways. Courses offered include: The program begins in Quito, the capital The program is based at the Galápagos of Ecuador. You will stay in a hotel, begin Academic Institute for the Arts and • Social Organizations and Development your coursework at Universidad San Sciences (GAIAS), an arm of the • Conservation and Wildlife Management Francisco de Quito, and also travel to Universidad San Francisco de Quito, a • Human Ecology and Maritime Riobamba in the Ecuadorian highlands highly regarded university in Ecuador. Communities and to the Amazon jungle. World-class professors come from the • Environmental Economics mainland to teach at GAIAS. You may • Environmental Security In the Galápagos, you will live in Puerto choose one of two course tracks of study: • Tourism, Community and the Baquerizo Moreno, Isla San Cristobal, the “People, Politics and the Environment” (a Environment capital of the Galápagos and the oldest social science focus) or “Evolution, Ecology • Independent Project settlement of the Archipelago. This small and Conservation” (a biology focus). bayside village is home to the Galápagos Optional courses for all students include: Academic Institute for the Arts & Sciences All IPSL students take a special class, • Basic Spanish class at the beginning of (GAIAS), the Galápagos National Park “Social Organizations and Development,” the term Interpretation Center, a small museum, which begins in Quito and continues • Dive Course (additional fee) souvenir shops, and local townspeople. through the semester, in which you • Introduction to Digital Photography The people of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno explore issues related to development, (additional fee; 1 credit) make their living principally by artisanal the environment and service, and fishing and tourism. relate them to your volunteer service experience. In addition, you will choose You will live with a local host family, 4 of 5 GAIAS courses offered in your giving you the opportunity to make life- program focus (biology or social sciences). long friends, reinforce language skills, and GAIAS courses are intensive courses experience the culture from “the inside.” taught in 3-week modules, worth 3 In your free time, you may participate credits each. You may earn 15 credits in outdoor activities such as swimming, for the semester. A transcript from the snorkeling, diving, hiking and surfing. Universidad San Francisco de Quito is issued upon successful completion of the program. For course details, see ipsl.org. Excursions Volunteer Service BIOLOGY FOCUS: Evolution, Ecology, • City tour of Quito, Mitad del Mundo and Conservation in the Galápagos In the Galápagos, you will volunteer (Equator monument), Otavalo (an Designed for students of the life sciences, approximately 15 hours a week in a Andean Indian town) and Cotopaxi (a this program examines the central local service agency, development or volcano) concepts of evolution and ecology and conservation organization. Your service their application to conservation biology. may include volunteer work in: • 5-day excursion to USFQ’s Tiputini Courses offered include: • conservation Biodiversity Station in the Amazon • Social Organizations and Development • introduced species control jungle • Population Ecology • pest control • 4-day trip to Riobamba (Ecuadorian • Evolutionary Biology • reforestation with local species highlands) and USFQ’s Instituto • Native and Introduced Plants of the • sustainable agricultural practices Santiago de Quito Galápagos • waste management • Introduction to Marine Life of the • working with the local community in • 4-day Galapagos boat tour, which Galápagos Islands day care centers, elementary and high includes visits to several islands and • Human Ecology and Maritime Communities schools trips with local fishermen to learn about • teaching in languages and mathematics the local marine economy. SOCIAL SCIENCE FOCUS: Politics, the in the community college. • Extended visits to Isla Isabela and Isla Environment, and the Galápagos Santa Cruz, including lectures by leading Designed for students of the social Your placement will be determined by scientists and experts in the field sciences, this program examines the social community and agency needs, as well as and economic considerations relevant to your interests, goals, and skills, including • Usually one field trip for each academic the management of fragile environments. Spanish language ability. Students with course, either on Isla San Cristobal or Students will explore the impact that no Spanish language ability will have a other islands of the Galápagos. people have on fragile environments, limited range of service options available and the ways in which conflicts and to them. | ipSL.org Ecuador - Galápagos
  10. 10. MEXICO Guadalajara ������������� ���� �� ������ ������ �� � � � � � ����������� ����� ������ ��������� �������� Overview ��������� ����������� The blending of the great Meso-American and Spanish cultures has My boys at Casa Hogar have challenged made Mexico one of the world’s most rich and glorious cultures. Its architecture, music, folk art, and food are appreciated throughout the me forever. I can no longer see any child— world. As part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexican or of any other nationality—with Mexico struggles to achieve economic parity with Canada and the U.S. It works to strengthen its democratic institutions and broaden the same eyes as I had before. My boys the participation of its citizens in economic prosperity and education. taught me to look deeper into each person Guadalajara, the nation’s second-largest city, is the capital of the State of Jalisco, which has given the country much of its distinguished character, before passing any judgments. They justifying the traditional slogan, “Jalisco is Mexico.” It is an ideal place to ” taught me that each person has a story to experience this great nation in all its variety and complexity. ]| be told, a reason why they act as they do. You will spend a semester in Guadalajara developing your Spanish – Shana, Pacific Lutheran University skills; living with a Mexican family; studying Spanish language and contemporary Mexican social issues; and serving 15–20 hours a week | in an established service agency. Your volunteer service immerses you Program Facts in the culture and deepens your understanding of Mexican society in a way that goes beyond that experienced in traditional study abroad Language of Instruction programs. It also facilitates your mastery of Spanish. English and Spanish Language Prerequisite Minimum of 2 years of secondary school Spanish or 1 year of college/university Spanish Affiliated Institution Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Credits 8–14 Housing Homestay Application IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 Dates Deadlines Spring: mid-January – mid-May November 1 Fall: mid-August – early December June 1 See ipsl.org for exact dates & costs Summer Program A two-month summer program is offered in For more details on the program, go to ipsl.org. Guadalajara. See ipsl.org for details. 10
  11. 11. 11 IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 Academic Study Volunteer Service The program is based at the Universidad You will serve 15–20 hours per week in Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), one a local agency or program. As you work of the leading universities of Mexico. with local people and care for those in Students take three required courses for a need, you will find your Spanish skills total of 8–14 credits. A transcript is issued advance quickly, and your experience by UAG upon successful completion of the and understanding of the culture will be program. enriched and deepened. Spanish Language In Guadalajara, many agencies address Students are given a language the needs of street children—those examination for placement in one of abandoned or abused; those as young eight levels, from beginning to advanced. as four years old who work in the streets Living in Guadalajara Each level is taught in intensive 4-week selling gum or other goods; and those modules, each module equating with whose parents work long hours or are Guadalajara, a historic city with roots in a U.S. semester at that level. Semester in prison. Many IPSL students work both the indigenous and Spanish colonial students may move through as many as with these children, providing teaching, cultures, has given Mexico some of its four modules, each of which carries recreation, and companionship. Other greatest artists, artisans, and political and 2 semester credits. 2–8 credits. service opportunities include special social leaders. Today, it is a contemporary education, helping in a public hospital, cosmopolitan cultural center and thriving Social, Political and Economic teaching English, or working with Mexican business city, noted for its beautiful Structures of Mexico social workers on programs designed to public buildings, plazas, markets, arts Introduces students to the current help the poor. and crafts, classical and folk music social, economic and cultural realities of and dance, museums, and extensive Mexico, and links their volunteer service murals by Orozco. The state of Jalisco, in experience to these studies. 3 credits. central Mexico, has a temperate climate virtually year round, giving Guadalajara Transcultural Awareness the name “City of Eternal Spring.” It is in and Social Integration easy traveling distance to many of the This course is a guided group tutorial important cultural destinations of Mexico, intended to lend structure and direction as well as its beautiful beaches. to the process of orientation and basic acculturation into Mexican society for IPSL You live in a homestay with a middle/ students. Students keep a literary-style upper-class Mexican family, who provides journal, using the IPSL textbook Charting most of your meals and introduces you a Hero’s Journey. 3 credits. to Mexican family life. An integral part of the program, the homestay offers you the opportunity to make life-long friends, Excursions reinforce language skills, and experience the culture from “the inside.” Host families Guided field trips to nearby places are carefully selected and experienced of interest are arranged by the with hosting students. university at a small additional cost, and may be connected to your Spanish courses. Excursions usually offered include visits to: Guadalajara historic downtown; the village of Tonala; Tequila Jalisco; Tlaquepaque; Lake Chapala; Guachimontones archaeological area; Hacienda La Llave and Tepatitlan; and Amacueca and Sayula. A three-day trip to Mexico City is also offered at an additional cost. | ipSL.org Mexico
  12. 12. JAMAICA Kingston �� � � � � � � ������ ����� ������ ����������� ������ ���� ���� ��������� ������� ����� �������� Overview ������������� Jamaica’s famous beaches and resorts are only a part of the life and culture of this mountainous island nation. The people of Jamaica I learned so much about Jamaica, its and their rich historical and cultural background are as varied as the people and culture, as well as about geography. You will learn about the original Carib and Arawak Indian peoples, Spanish and British colonialism, the plantation period and myself. I have changed in a lot of ways. economy, the achievement of independence in 1962, and Jamaica’s I feel I can see and understand things efforts toward development in the contemporary world as the leader of the Caribbean community. Kingston, the national capital, is a that I took for granted in the past. My vibrant, colorful, yet challenging city which displays in full Jamaica’s service placement challenged me to use connections by culture to Africa, by geography to the Americas, and ” by history to the British Commonwealth. all of my resources and gave me a new ]| perspective on American society as well. You will spend a semester in Kingston, living with a Jamaican family; studying Jamaican and Caribbean history, literature, and social – Sharon, SUNY Oneonta issues; serving 15–20 hours per week in a local agency; and exploring Jamaica and Jamaican culture through field trips. Your volunteer | service immerses you in the culture and deepens your understanding Program Facts of Jamaican society in a way that goes beyond that experienced in traditional study abroad programs and by tourists. Language of Instruction English Language Prerequisite Fluency in English (see Eligibility on p. 16.) Affiliated Institution University of Technology, Jamaica Credits 12 per semester Housing Homestay Application Dates Deadlines IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 Spring: early January – early May November 1 Fall: late August – mid-December June 1 See ipsl.org for exact dates & costs Summer Program A two-month summer program is offered in Jamaica. For more details on the program, go to ipsl.org. See ipsl.org for details. 12
  13. 13. 13 Living in Kingston Academics IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 Kingston, the capital city, boasts the The program is based at the University seventh largest natural harbor in the of Technology, Jamaica. As the national world, and is home to almost one-third of university, it is highly regarded in Jamaica the population of Jamaica. The national and the Caribbean, preparing students language is English (with a melodious from a wide variety of backgrounds with lilt), but you will equally hear the “second strong qualifications and skills for entry language,” patois. In Jamaica, you will into the workplace or for further studies. enjoy reggae music and beautiful You will take four required courses for a beaches, but you will also directly total of 12 credits. A transcript is issued encounter the social, cultural, economic, by the University of Technology, Jamaica, Volunteer Service and political issues and concerns facing upon successful completion of the this developing nation. Kingston is home program. You will volunteer 15–20 hours per week to many cultural and historic attractions, in a local agency or program. As you work Introduction to Caribbean Literature including the Bob Marley Museum; the with local people and care for those in National Gallery of Jamaica; Port Royal; Introduces students to the written and need, you will find your experience and Devon House; Hope Botanical Gardens; oral works of the Caribbean as expressions understanding of the culture enriched Spanish Town; the nearby Hellshire of the lived experiences of its peoples. and deepened. and Lime Cay beaches; and many other Through the study of novels, poetry, historic sites. biography, and historical journals, As a developing nation, Jamaica has a students will examine the socio-historical wide range of social concerns requiring You live in a homestay with a middle- context and Caribbean realities reflected intervention, making the volunteer class Jamaican family, who provides most in literature of the region. 3 credits. service needs in Kingston many and of your meals and introduces you to varied. Often they include programs Caribbean Sociology Jamaican family and social life. An integral of tutoring, from pre-school through part of the program, the homestay offers Examines major sociological issues, community college, helping children you the opportunity to make life-long questions and themes in contemporary and young adults with basic literacy and friends and experience the culture from Caribbean society. 3 credits. coping skills; health care clinics, health “the inside.” Host families are carefully education, and drug abuse programs Caribbean History selected and experienced with hosting that address medical issues; and micro- students. Examines the political, social, and business and women’s projects that economic history of the Caribbean, as well contribute to community and economic as current topical issues in the Caribbean. development. Excursions 3 credits. In Jamaica, you might: Through guided field trips and individual Profile of a Service Agency / travel you will experience rural village Reflective & Literary Journal Writing • supervise recreation at the YMCA and town life revolving around tropical Conducted in two concurrent parts. One • mentor at-risk adolescents agriculture, indigenous craft enterprise, is a guided field exercise, in which you use • work with “street” children and bustling city life with a variety of the agency in which you are serving as • assist in health care, the arts, entrepreneurial activities. The cool hills of a case study. You prepare a major paper or community and economic the Blue Mountain area with its world- analyzing the agency as a microcosm development renowned coffee, and the banana and of the cultural, social, economic and • work with a citizen’s rights action group coastal sugar plantations present an political issues of the larger society. For • help with women’s projects interesting contrast to the white sand the other part of the course, you write a • or serve in other areas of need. beaches of the tourist areas on the North literary, reflective journal based on the and South coasts. IPSL textbook, Charting a Hero’s Journey, drawing on the realities of your service Excursions, some of which are linked activities and other experiences in to the academic courses, may include Jamaica. 3 credits. trips to: a popular play; the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston; Port Royal (a former haven for pirates, once called the wickedest city in the world); the National Gallery of Jamaica; a coffee plantation in the Blue Mountains; or coastal areas. | ipSL.org Jamaica
  14. 14. LAKOTA NATION South Dakota, USA ������ ����� ������ ������������� �� � � � � � � �� � � � � � ����� ����� ���� ������ �� ������ While living and working on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, my heart has been widened to understand Overview and accept more than ever before. My whole outlook on life has been altered The state of South Dakota, in the heart of the Great Plains of the United States, with its unique geography and the culture and history shaped by it, with the completion of this amazing has been a defining image of the United States. It is a major homeland of program. I learned more than could ever the Lakota/Nakota/Dakota peoples of the Great Plains, often referred to as ” the Great Sioux Nation. Understanding the origin of these terms and what be attained through a classroom setting ]| is appropriate and acceptable to the Indian culture is part of what you will about Native Americans. learn during the program. You will live and serve on an American Indian reservation, studying the – Michelle, Kenyon College history, culture, and issues of the Indians of the Great Plains and directly | encountering the issues and concerns confronting this “culture within a culture.” Program Facts In the first week of the program, you will be on the campus of South Dakota State University at Brookings for an intense orientation in Lakota/ Language of Instruction Dakota culture and to begin your academic work through classes, guest English lectures and field trips. In the second week, you go on a van trip across Language Prerequisite the state with the American Indian program director as guide, visiting Fluency in English (see Eligibility on p. 16) Reservations and important historic, geographic, and cultural sites. You will then go to your service assignment for 10 weeks, continuing Affiliated Institution your academic study through weekly correspondence with your professors. South Dakota State University The program director makes a mid-term visit to each student and keeps in touch weekly by phone and/or email. Depending on the time of year, you Credits 15 per semester may be able to attend regional pow-wows or be introduced Housing to other special aspects of the Homestay on a reservation Lakota/Dakota heritage. Application In the final week of the Dates Deadlines term, students return to South Spring: mid-February – mid-May December 15 IPSL PROGRAMS 2008 Dakota State University campus Fall: mid-August – mid-November June 1 to review their final academic See ipsl.org for exact dates & costs assignments, make a major presentation on their learning, Summer Program and hear those of their fellow service-learning students. A summer program in South Dakota follows the same pattern as the semester program, for a total For more details on the program, go to ipsl.org. of 15 credits. See ipsl.org for details. 14

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