Using the successful Alternative Spring Break program as a model, in 2008 the Haas Center launched the Impact Abroad program to address a growing interest among Stanford undergraduates in participating in public service internationally.
Impact Abroad introduces Stanford students to a global perspective on public service. The program is designed to provide students who have not traveled extensively or participated in an international service-learning experience the opportunity to be involved in a meaningful and enriching project. Through the program's courses and trips, undergraduates focus on specific issues—such as health care or microfinance—in developing nations. Trips last three to eight weeks and are offered in the summer. During spring quarter, selected participants enroll in a one-unit course offered by their trip leaders and faculty sponsor.
For more information about Impact Abroad opportunities and the application process, visit the Haas Center website