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 in development, Cuba. (For more information about the Cuba Program, see below.) 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.
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. Community Development and Youth Leadership Training Program
Working with our community development and university partners, GSC has developed the Community Development and Youth Leadership Training Program facilitated by GSC volunteer participants. Working with organization staff and local students, GSC volunteers help empower youth and build a generation of active, peace-minded leaders. The emphasis of the training is on developing emotional intelligence utilizing EQ training technology. Semester students as well as other service-learning volunteers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Cambodia youth and in the development of the Cambodian society.
“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
For more information on the Community Development and Youth Leadership Training Program, click here
College Credit Opportunities for Students
Embark on a truly unique service-learning study abroad program with GSC! Gain first-hand experience working on international community development projects while earning college credit on a fall, spring or summer semester programs in Cambodia offered in partnership with the University at Albany, SUNY.
"I highly recommend the truly unique and always highly rated Global Service Corps semester service learning programs in 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
16-Week Semester Programs
Fall: September 5 - December 25, 2016
Spring: January 2 - April 23, 2017
9-Week Summer Semester Program
June 6- August 7, 2016 and
June 20 - August 21, 2016
Visit the For Students page
for more information.Cuba Program Development
Building on the advances in the relationship between the United States and Cuba, GSC is in the process of developing Cuba service-learning volunteer programs. We may be offering a Conversational English Training Program in Cuba, Sustainable Agriculture, and Public Health programs as early as late 2016. The ground work including a pilot project for the Conversational English Training Program has already been accomplished. Government approval is now needed to continue this program. If you would like to receive updates about the development of this program you may request more information by clicking this link
You can also read about the pilot project at the GSC Executive Director's recent Cuba trip blog post
To apply for these programs click here.