Service Learning in Salamanca, Spain

Mid-May–Mid-July 2024

Spend eight weeks in service learning in Salamanca, Spain. Placements are available in the following areas:

  • Community Enrichment through the Arts
  • Community Health Education and Support
  • Education and Literacy
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Human Rights
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Youth Development

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.

Application Details

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  • Placement Application

    Due Date

    • Application for Wellington placement is due with placement deposit on January 15, 2023.
    • Applications for all other locations are due with placement deposit on March 1, 2023.

    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)
  • Richmond Application

    Due Date & Details

    All UR-specific application materials (including $300 deposit) are due on February 15, 2023.

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

    Register Your Participation

    Students who have been approved for a summer international service learning experience must register their participation with UR online using GatewayAbroad by February 15, 2023.

    1. Complete the application in GatewayAbroad
    2. Click on the “Register Your Participation” button
    3. Log on using your UR NetID and password
    4. Complete the online registration for your program

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

  • Funding Opportunities


    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

    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.

  • Payment Schedule


    • ISA $95 application deposit: March 1, 2023 (January 15 for Wellington)
      • Paid directly to ISA during ISA application process
    • UR $300 registration deposit: February 15, 2023
      • Contact Cheryl Genovese in the Summer School Office to submit $300 deposit

    ISA Payments

    Except for the $300 application deposit due with the UR registration, all fees are paid directly to ISA.

    • $95 ISA application deposit (due March 1 or January 15 for Wellington)
    • $405 ISA placement deposit to send application overseas and begin placement process
    • $1,500 ISA placement acceptance

    Final payment of the remainder is due four weeks prior to the program start date.