Superior Edge Service Learning Abroad

Superior Edge International Service Projects

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 Study Abroad tripNew 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 Study Abroad TripPeru 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 Study Abroad TripIndia 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