Purpose-driven service-learning for supporting global communities

Community service and engagement is about more than giving back. It’s about connecting unique people and cultures for an improved understanding of the world. By reflecting on social issues. By working side-by-side with local communities. By collaborating as a team.

Our service-learning programs address community needs like conservation, holistic healthcare, and education. Whether it’s a 6-week service-learning course for college students abroad, or an intensive field study project with a group from your high school, our community service and engagement programs are thoughtfully designed to make a meaningful impact on both participants and the communities they serve. We offer service opportunities within the United States as well as on five continents including Europe, Africa and South America with a variety of formats for immersive service-learning and shorter-term community engagement:

In addition to major cities throughout the United States, we can offer international service-learning tours and project-based experiences in the following destinations: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam.

Interested in including a community engagement project on your educational travel program? Learn more about customized educational tours for high school or college groups.

When we say “service-learning,” we mean both service and learning.

A long-term lens For over three decades, WorldStrides has built strong working relationships with NGOs and local advocates across the globe. We maintain year-round commitment to legacy projects. We have outlined extensive community engagement polices to guide our interactions and develop reciprocal engagements that are in the best interest of the communities we serve.

Our approach to learning Volunteering or engaging in community service feels good. But to teach, it must be paired with structured reflection tied to learning outcomes. We shepherd this transformative learning with resources and curriculum aimed at developing global citizenship and civic responsibility, as well as intercultural and leadership skills that help students define their future.