Selection Process

Immersion Service Learning - Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be interviewed. Successful applicants will be assessed on the basis of the following qualities:

  • Curiosity and open-mindedness about another culture.
  • Willingness to work hard while at service placements
  • Ability to listen and respond thoughtfully.
  • Past experience with volunteer work and groups considered an asset , but not neccesary.
  • Self-confidence, ease at meeting people; a sense of caring.
  • Sense of humor, cheerful outlook.
  • Ability to reflect on one’s own values.
  • Understanding that this is a restricted kind of travel experience, with little personal freedom to come and go as one might please. Willingness to live cheerfully with these restrictions during the experience.
  • A second language is NOT required