SIS Service Learning & Volunteer

All students participating in SIS programs perform service in the community through SIS partner Ulisse Cultural Association. Volunteering in the community is an unparalleled way to improve language skills, get involved in the local social fabric and make a genuine contribution to the host community. SIS service can range from 1-5 hours per week and opportunities exist in a variety of different service sites, including the following:

  • Scuole Pubbliche – Public Schools (semester only)
  • Misericordia – Volunteer Ambulance Service
  • Associazione Le Bollicine – Organization for the Disabled
  • La Corte Dei Miracoli – Community Organization Immigrant Aid
  • San Girolamo Charity Organization – Soup Kitchen and Clothing Drive
  • Associazione per Diabetici – Association for Diabetics
  • Casa Di Riposo Poggio Al Vento – Nursing Home
  • Società Cooperativa “La Proposta” – Community Garden and Outreach
  • Il Laboratorio – Organization for Handicapped Citizens
  • Laboratorio di Virologia – Virology Laboratory
  • Associazione Centro Ippico “Della Pergola” – Horse Stables
  • Santa Regina – Youth Home
  • Associazione Le Mura – the Wall Association
  • Aid Projects to Cameroon – International Development

Students interested in an internship are sometimes able to earn internship credit by completing a structured volunteer experience, paired with additional work. Internship credit must be awarded by the student’s home school, which requires an approval process. Please contact your Admissions Counselor with questions.

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.