Note: These are 2018-2019 options. Not all service-learning programs are offered on an annual basis. You can ask the Center for Student Enrichment about the next scheduled rotation for a program of interest.
What makes these programs unique?
A concentrated opportunity to earn Superior Edge service learning hours in a fun and cultural way
Flexible travel option for students whose NMU schedule is packed during the fall and winter
Travel with friends–old and new–a secure strategy for students new to international travel
New Zealand International Service Project
Tentative Dates: December 27, 2018 - January 11, 2019
Approximate Cost: $4,950
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful countries in the world - New Zealand! Experience the most breathtaking scenery as you travel throughout the North Island through subtropical forests, beaches, mountains, volcanoes, and rolling pastures. Meet the friendly local "kiwis" while volunteering with sustainability projects like building trails and planting wetlands. Learn about the indigenous Maori people and their culture and heritage. This is one opportunity you can't afford to miss!
For more info: Hannah Lewis at
Peru International Service Project
Interest Meetings: Held in The Back Room, 1213 University Center
Friday, November 2 from Noon-1 p.m.
Monday, November 5 from 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 29 from 7-8 p.m.
Applications are due to IES by Wednesday, December 14
Tentative Dates: Spring Break 2019
Approximate Cost: 2,500$
Peru will provide a balance of service learning and cultural immersion. We will serve as assistants at the local zoo in Cusco and provide rehabilitation for various animal species. During the week, we will be having homestays with local families, get a chance to learn the history of the Inca civilization, and as a culminating experience, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, which is a UNESCO World-Heritage Site.
For more info: Rachel Harris at
India International Service Project
Tentative Dates: Early May 2019 (after graduation)
Approximate Cost: TBD
Check back later for interest meeting dates/times
Finish out the school year with an 18-day service learning adventure in India! Choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities in rural Himalayan villages. We work with IDEX, an international service learning organization, on projects that include teaching in schools, assisting with home health visits, working in day care centers, providing education in orphanages, assisting with women's empowerment projects, and public facility renovations. While in India we will also visit the Taj Mahal, a memorial to Gandhi, the Dalai Lama’s Temple and more. The adventure will conclude with a couple days on the world famous beaches of Goa.
For more info: Jon Barch at