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GIEUs (Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates) are project-based service-learning programs. Earn 3 credits taking a semester-long pre-departure course on intercultural learning, conducting fieldwork abroad for 3–4 weeks during spring or summer, and completing a community education project in fall term with your cohort. Pell Grant recipients on GIEU programs automatically receive the GIEU Pell Scholarship to cover their entire program fee. All LSA students with demonstrated financial need—including Pell Grant recipients—are eligible for additional funding through the LSA Scholarships Office’s Global Experience Scholarship.


  • First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors
  • GPA 2.0
  • Instruction in English
  • No language prerequisite

GIEU Israel-Palestine—Conflict Resolution and Co-Resistance

Work the land, grow your dialogue skills, and change the discourse in your communities.

GIEU Uganda—Displacement and Rehabilitation in Uganda

Learn about displacement and rehabilitation of children and families in a remote rural setting.

GIEU Mexico—Deaf Communities in Mexico

Learn to understand, appreciate, and value the Deaf community in Mexico and here in the US through community engagement.

GIEU Peru—Healthy Kitchens and Agriculture

Learn from local experts about grassroots approaches to hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition.

GIEU Japan—Community Revitalization

Foster knowledge sharing and collaboration between NGOs in Detroit and northeastern Japan.

GIEU Vietnam—Health Care in Vietnam

Gain advanced knowledge of and experience with public health issues in Ho Chi Minh City through engagement with a local health organization.