Faculty & Staff

International Service Learning

The Center for Service and Learning has designated funds for faculty to develop an international service learning course for undergraduates. The International Service Learning Course Development program is for faculty with documented experience in teaching service learning classes or study abroad and is designed to:

  • Involve undergraduates in international service learning courses that are integrated into study abroad programs.
  • Strengthen existing international partnerships and develop new partnerships as feasible.
  • Improve (as documented through assessment measures) student learning outcomes connected to service learning, international learning, and civic engagement.
  • Increase collaboration with faculty at international universities through civic engagement activities.

Influenced by the success of the Engaged Department Initiative and the Boyer Scholars program over the past four years, this new program supports faculty with experience in teaching service learning classes or study abroad to integrate service learning as a teaching strategy with study abroad. Full-time faculty members (including full-time lecturers) from all academic units at IUPUI who have taught a service learning class or offered a study abroad program are welcome to apply. Support of department chair or dean must be demonstrated in application materials, including matching funds for expenses.

The goal of this program is to increase participation of undergraduates in international service learning experiences that are integrated with study abroad. Proposals will be evaluated for the degree to which they will involve IUPUI undergraduates in high-quality international service learning.

Faculty Stipend and Additional Support

Each applicant may apply for up to $1,000 to cover 50% of expenses (e.g., travel expenses to the host site) for developing, implementing, and evaluating the international service learning course. The applicant’s academic unit must provide a 50/50 cash match for these expenses. Include a line item budget indicating how both CSL funds and cash matching funds will be expended (e.g., a column for each). Applicants may also apply for a Service Learning Assistant (SLA) ($750–$1,500 per semester) to assist with course development, implementation, and evaluation activities.

Application Link ISL Course Development Grant Application not available at this time
Amount of Support $1,000 (with a 50/50 cash match)
Number of Awards Maximum of five
Application Deadline Not available at this time

Questions? Contact Mary Price: or 317-278-2662.