Service Learning & Volunteering Abroad
Service-Learning integrates responsible community service with critical reflection and meaningful civic engagement. These programs allow students to contribute to work and projects that meet the needs of overseas communities and learn about other cultures in the process. The program providers highlighted below offer a diverse range of community-based projects paired with reflective learning.
Some of the providers have existing partnerships with UC Davis for faculty-led programs, but the links below are for students who wish to enroll directly with the provider, not as part of a UC Davis program. These links are provided as referrals only and do not imply any oversight or administration on the part of UC Davis, or UC Davis Study Abroad.
When students enroll directly with these providers all enrollment, fees/billing/payments, logistical and safety responsibilities fall under the purview of the provider, not UC Davis Study Abroad. Any academic credit associated with the program would need to be transferred to UC Davis after participation, by submitting transcripts to UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions for review. Undergraduate Admissions does not pre-approve transfer credit.
International Service-Related UC Davis Student Clubs
Student-run clubs are another way to get involved with an international service project or to help fundraise for communities in need abroad. Some examples are:
- AIESEC Davis
- Children of Tomorrow
- Circle K International
- Lions International
- Engineers Without Borders
- Global Medical Brigades
- Global Medical Training
- International Veterinary Outreach
- Operation Smile
- Center for Student Involvement’s OrgSync database