Global Service Scholars Program
Join the Blum/Living Peace Global Service Scholars Program
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Do you want to make a difference in the world?
Do you feel an obligation to do good?
What does the world really need from you?
What do you want from yourself?
The Global Service Scholars Program seeks to help students answer these questions for themselves. The program gives priority to students in the School of Social Ecology, but all UCI undergraduates are welcome to apply. If these questions are important to you, see the following checklist to get involved!
- Step 1:
- Enroll in PSY BEH 192B, The Science & Practice of Compassion, Winter Quarter 2018. This course is available to ALL undergraduates, and is required to apply for and participate in the Global Service Scholars. Completion of this course does not guarantee admission as a Global Service Scholar.
- Step 2:
- Apply to the Global Service Scholars Program during January 2018.
- Step 3:
- If accepted, you must enroll in SOCECOL 189, Advanced Seminar during Spring Quarter 2018, to prepare for the summer service trip. Students are encouraged to enroll in PP&D 115, Global Poverty & Inequality in the 21st Century.
- Step 4:
- If accepted, you will travel abroad for a four-week international service learning experience during Summer 2018. Funding provided for program fees, transportation, and housing.
In partnership with the Living Peace Foundation and the UCI School of Social Ecology.
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The inaugural cohort of Global Service Scholars has returned from abroad!
See a compilation of photos, stories, and more HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions
To be eligible for the Global Service Scholars program, participants must be UCI undergraduate students and enrolled in Summer 2018 and/or Fall 2018.
As a result, students who graduate in Spring 2018 and finish their UCI academic career will not be eligible for the Global Service Scholars Program.
Graduating students are however welcome to participate in Psy Beh 192B (Winter 2018) and PP&D 115 (Spring 2018).
Selected students must complete the Advanced Seminar (SocEcol 189) in Spring 2018 to prepare for the Summer travel. The course is only offered in-person at UCI.
Students are required to participate in the weekly discussions as an opportunity to engage with other students and virtual “office hours” with the instructor. Multiple sessions are offered each week; students should sign up for preferred section times here.
Currently, undergraduates at UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara are eligible to participate in the Global Service Scholars program. To do so, they must complete the prerequisite Psy Beh 192B in Winter 2018. The course is online and open to UCSB students via the UC Cross-Campus Enrollment website.
Once the cross-campus enrollment request is initiated via the UC Cross-Campus Enrollment website, it typically takes the UCI Registrar about 24-48 hours to process the request, create the student’s record, and finalize enrollment. After the record is created, the information is sent over to OIT. It takes a full 24 hours for the student’s record to show up in EEE and in Canvas.
The program offers funding to cover airfare, housing expenses, and program fees.
To be eligible, students must enroll in Psy Beh 192B in Winter 2018. The course is offered online and is designed to give a strong foundation in the fundamentals of empathy and compassion in an academically rigorous way.
The application will open in January 2018. Selection is based on a written application as well as an interview process.
Selected students will be notified by mid-February 2018 allowing time to enroll in the required courses for Spring (SocEcol 189), apply for a passport, and arrange for required vaccinations.