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Opportunities for AmeriCorps Alums to Serve Overseas

The University at Albany - SUNY Global Service Corps International Program, was recently named as an AmeriCorps Matching Institution program. The University at Albany-SUNY Global Service Corps (UAlbany-GSC) International Program provides AmeriCorps alums the opportunity to expand their service experience abroad after serving their communities at home. The UAlbany-GSC International Program is currently enrolling AmeriCorps alums for service learning volunteering in Cambodia, Tanzania, Thailand, and Vietnam (coming soon).

The service-learning projects range in length from as short as two weeks, to more intensive internships lasting six months or longer. The International Program offers many service opportunities, with popular options including HIV/AIDS Prevention Education, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, Orphanage Care, and Teaching English Abroad. Find out more information on how to use the Segal Award for this program.

This collaboration between AmeriCorps and the UAlbany-GSC International Program first began over a year ago. The goal was to develop a unique opportunity for AmeriCorps alums to use their Segal Education Award for program fees, airfare, and related expenses. Participants are not required to earn credit through SUNY in order to use their educational award, but college credit is still an option for all programs. This partnership has been a great success during this past year and we decided to expand our outreach to include more AmeriCorps alums.

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013