Service Learning Course

Through our International Service Learning (ISL) course, students learn in the classroom prior to traveling to an international location to build homes for Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI).

The course prepares students to explore their own values and learn more about the populations they are serving. By collaborating with residents of the host country, students grow personally and professionally. Each three-credit-hour course includes time spent in the classroom and a 13-day trip to an international location.

The classroom portion of the course is set up to give students a structured international service experience, as well as prepare students for interacting with diverse patient populations. The trip provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience serving others.

Making an Impact Abroad

Through international service learning, STLCOP students are impacting the lives of patients around the world.

  • Since 2013, 87 students have helped build 17 homes for impoverished families across the globe.
  • During the 2015-16 academic year, 18 students participated in International Service Learning courses in Guatemala and Macedonia.

Learn More

Contact the Office of International Programs for more information. Current students should log in to MySTLCOP and access the Office of International Programs site to learn more about specific programs and apply.