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  • Program Terms: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 01/18/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/22/2019 05/01/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Program Advisor: Ellen Barclay Program Type: Faculty-Supported Programs
Program Description:
Volunteer abroad and make a difference.  Travel at your convenience, to a country of your choice, and volunteer at a site you choose! Work in a clinic in Brazil, teach English in Nepal, help set up a weaver’s cooperative in Guatemala, work with orphans in Costa Rica or elephants in Thailand.  The possibilities are limitless!!

This is a 2-credit CCE involving a class during the spring semester and travel during the summer.  Carroll students will work through one of several reputable international organizations to set up an individualized experience.  These organizations can set up volunteer opportunities in many countries in a wide variety of settings that will maximize each student’s chance to tailor the cross cultural experience to his or her own major and/or areas of interest. 

All students electing a Volunteer Abroad experience during the summer will sign up for this section of CCE 300 in the spring semester.  During the semester, we will meet as a group on 6 occasions.  Students will use this time to prepare for the experience.  Students will travel for a minimum of 2 weeks at their convenience during the summer, keep a blog, and will submit a final reflection upon return.  The cost will vary depending on the experience and organization chosen.  The organization chosen will help students find the right experience and will take care of all their in-country needs such as housing, food, transportation and safety.  Contact the instructor for a list of organizations that arrange international volunteer experiences.

Instructors: Dr. Barclay 
Location: Many countries around the world.
Course Meeting Times: Monday and Wednesday 4-5:50 pm, on at least 6 occasions throughout the spring semester 
Travel Dates: varies between May and August (Spring semester course with summer travel)
Estimated Cost: varies based on location and length of experience.  Because cost will be determined by the choice each student makes, it is difficult to estimate. However, the usual range has typically been 2500.00- 3500.00.
Is this course right for you? 
Is This Course Right For You--Volunteer Abroad.docx
Course Credits: 2
Acceptances will be made in early October, but the course will remain open through the start of spring semester.

Below are links to some of the organizations that provide experiences that would fulfill the 60 hour immersion component of the CCE.

Two new organizations:
All immersions, whether it is one of the programs above, or a different program, must be approved by the instructor and the University's Risk Manager.  Please note: travel to countries with level 3 State Department Travel Warnings is rarely approved; travel to countries with level 4 State Department Travel Warnings is never approved.

Offered every Spring Semester

Students requesting accommodations for their CCE should contact The Office for Students with Disabilities at the Walter Young Center by calling 262-524-7335 to set up an appointment with Marty Bledsoe.