Service Learning or Volunteer Abroad

Volunteering and service learning are great ways to explore the world. Not only will you be making a difference by donating your time and expertise, but you will also be able to experience a country’s culture and customs in ways that others do not. Please note: for non-credit bearing programs, federal financial aid (loans and grants) cannot be used; however scholarships and fundraising are options.

It is becoming increasingly popular to combine a service learning or volunteer project with a CSU education abroad experience.

For ethical considerations in service learning or volunteering abroad, read How to Ethically Volunteer Anywhere in the World.

CSU Service-Learning Programs

Alternative Break, Global Sustainability & Service in Nicaragua (non-credit)

Community Education & Health in Zambia

Human & Environmental Sustainability in Cuba (non-credit)

Learn and Serve in Ghana, West Africa

Peace Corps

CSU’s Peace Corps recruiter:

SLICE Alternative Breaks

Other Non-CSU Resources

Transitions Abroad

World Volunteer Web

Community Development in Uganda

Aid Workers Network


Volunteer Abroad

Go Overseas: Volunteer Abroad

International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA)

United Planet

United Nations

Winrock International



Concern America

Sage Program

Africa Impact

Bridges to Community

International Service Learning Alliance (ISLA)