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Service Learning in Chile

May 31–July 29, 2017

Spend nine weeks in service learning in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile. Placements are available in the following areas:

  • Child and Family Development
  • Community Enrichment through the Arts
  • Disabilities and Special Needs
  • Education and Literacy
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Health Care
  • Microfinance and Local Economic Development
  • Sports and Leadership

Custom designed service learning experiences are based on the student’s interests and educational experience.

The program is open to students in all years, including first-years and those who have just graduated.

The University administers this program through ISA Service-Learning, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization. ISA secures all placement and housing assignments.

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If you’d like to have a program manager contact you, please complete this form. All fields are required.

Student First Name 

Student Last Name 

Student Email Address 

Student Daytime Phone 

Service Learning
Due Date

Service Learning applications with placement deposit are on March 1, 2017.

ISA Internships

Visit the ISA Service-Learning application. Review application requirements and guidelines carefully. You'll need the following items to start the application:

  • The Program Name to which you are applying
  • Your passport number (if you currently have one)
  • Your current cumulative GPA
  • Your debit or credit card information (please note that your $200 deposit is non-refundable and will be applied towards your program balance)
UR
Due Date & Details

All UR-specific application materials (including $300 deposit) are due February 24, 2017.

Current UR students and non-UR students who wish to participate in the UR Summer International Service Learning program must complete the required application. See below for details.

Current UR Students

UR students interested in a summer international service learning experience must also complete the UR Gateway Abroad application and submit the required $300 deposit.

  1. Select the Apply Now button/link
  2. Log into the system using your UR netID and password
  3. complete the online application and select your program

Note: To earn academic credit for your service learning experience, you must coordinate with a Richmond faculty member and pay the “For Credit” fee. Complete the Individual Instruction Course Request form and submit to the Office of the Registrar in Queally Center.

Non-UR Students

Students who are not enrolled at the University of Richmond can apply for UR Summer Internship Abroad if they meet program eligibility requirements.

The following application forms should be completed by non-UR students. All forms are required. Submit packet to Summer School office, or as directed. Must include parent/guardian signatures if under age 18. Include $300 deposit payable to University of Richmond.

Funding
Overview

University of Richmond summer international service learning experiences may be eligible for Weinstein Summer Grant funding and UR Summer Fellowship funding. The maximum award for Weinstein Summer Grants is $3,500, while the maximum award for UR Summer Fellowships is $4,000. The award amount is determined by the number of hours worked, so please inquire about the maximum number of service hours you can receive to determine your maximum eligibilty.

Each award requires a separate application. Application deadlines for both awards appear below, along with general application deadlines for internship applications. Read each program’s application procedure and requirements carefully; only complete applications that fulfill the purpose(s) of the grant will be considered for funding.

International service learning experiences may be eligible for financial aid if completed for college credit. Be aware that financial aid used for a summer experience will impact overall academic year aid availability. Contact the Financial Aid office to discuss implications.

If experiencing an international service learning experience is only possible with funding from one or both of these awards, please contact Cheryl Genovese, Summer School manager, and Ashleigh Brock, Spider Internship Funds coordinator, as soon as possible in your planning to discuss options and timelines.

These opportunities are not available to non-UR students.

Weinstein Summer Grants

The Office of International Education offers merit-based Weinstein Grants for internships and research projects conducted abroad during the summer. These grants offer an airfare supplement for students completing international internships or research projects as part of a UR Summer Fellowship-funded experience. These awards are intended to foster and support innovative ideas and experiences that will better equip applicants to navigate in the world, and to understand and be sympathetic toward inter-cultural encounters on campus and abroad. To qualify, the internship or research experience must be outside of the U.S. AND outside of the student’s home country.

In order to receive a Weinstein Grant, applicants must complete the supplemental Weinstein Grant form in addition to their application for another UR Summer Fellowship program. Students who do not submit another program application in addition to their Weinstein Grant application will not be considered for funding.

UR Summer Fellowships

The deadline for completing a UR Summer Fellowship application for internship funding is due April 3, 2017.

UR Summer Fellowships comprise eight different programs (including Weinstein Summer Grants) that provide funding to support students’ summer research and internship experiences. Review the application procedures and program requirements carefully to determine which UR Summer Fellowship program aligns with your desired internship experience. Applicants seeking UR Summer Fellowship funding may apply to more than one Fellowship program, if the internship aligns with the goals and requirements of more than one program. UR Summer Fellowship applications are due several weeks after the internship application, so students can describe their internship placement in detail in their UR Fellowship applications.

Payments
Deposits
  • ISA application deposit: March 1, 2017 ($200)
  • UR internship application deposit: February 24, 2017 ($300)
1st Payment

Half of total cost minus UR deposit: March 17, 2017

2nd payment

Half of total program cost: April 17, 2017

Contact Us

Office of Summer Studies
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
summer@richmond.edu

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays