Global Service Corps (GSC) is a US based non-profit international development volunteer organization that
offers service-learning volunteer, internship and study abroad
opportunities in the countries where we serve.
Since 1993 GSC has provided international community service opportunities in countries such as Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, Kenya, Tanzania, and now Cuba.
Building on the advances in the relationship between the United States and Cuba, GSC is now offering monthly Cuba service-learning volunteer programs. The GSC Buenos Vecinos (Good Neighbors in Spanish) Program begins February 1, 2016. For more information including program details, start dates, and fees, click here
You can also read about the GSC Executive Director's recent Cuba trip
The GSC Experience
Volunteer and student
participants are given the incredible opportunity to work alongside
international development professionals on grassroots community
service projects that seek to empower members of the communities we serve to
improve their livelihoods."My eight week field experience was the by far the best thing I’ve done in my entire life. I never imagined I would have the opportunity to do the things that I’ve done, and see the things I have seen. I knew when I signed up for this program that it was going to be an experience, but I definitely did not understand the extent of the experience I would have.” - Naomi M. Tanzania 2014“Given the opportunity to travel to Cambodia, tour, make friends, and teach English in Udong was not life changing ––it was life affirming.” - Richard L. Cambodia 2014
Through our programs, volunteers and students gain valuable, hands-on, field work experience working alongside development and community professionals on projects that address issues of International Health
, HIV/AIDS Prevention
, and Orphan Care
. Other cultural engagement and community service projects include Community Development
, Buddhist Immersion
and Teaching English
. Serving as assistant trainers and teachers on community development projects gives participants unique insight and understanding of international development and cross-cultural issues (or awareness). Always working with the community in mind, GSC community development projects are based on the needs of the people we serve, making the results long-lasting and sustainable.
Whether you are looking for short or long term travel opportunities that allow you to make a difference while exploring the world or are a university student looking to spend a semester or summer gaining field work experience, GSC has an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you.
To apply for these programs click here.
“I have been able to learn immensely from the wonderful GSC staff that are working in the field with us. They all show great dedication to not only GSC and their jobs but to their personal drives to make their country a better place.” - Matthew P. Tanzania 2014
“My time here has become a clarifying, learning and growing,
reflective and forward-looking experience rolled into one, which has definitely
taught me to better navigate the challenging environments within the developing
world."- Anna W. Cambodia 2013
College Credit Opportunities for Students
Embark on a truly unique service-learning study abroad program with GSC! Gain first-hand experience working on grant supported international community development projects while earning college credit on a fall, spring or summer semester programs in Cambodia and now in Cuba, offered in partnership with the University at Albany, SUNY. Contact the GSC office for more information on the Cuba college credit programs.
"I highly recommend the truly unique and always highly rated Global Service Corps semester service learning programs in Tanzania and Cambodia. The variety and high quality of the urban and rural living experiences, the academic component and the opportunity to work closely with community development professionals make this one of the best semester programs offered by the University at Albany SUNY." -- James M. Pasquill II, Director of Study Abroad and Exchanges, Office of International Education, University at Albany, SUNY
Cambodia College Credit Programs: The Role of Civil Society, Buddhism, and Leadership in Post-Conflict Cambodia
15-Week Semester Programs
Spring: January 4 - April 17, 2016
Fall: September 5 - December 19, 2016
9-Week Summer Semester Program
June 6- August 7, 2016
Visit the For Students page
for more information.
To apply for these programs click here.