Global Service

Global communities Global Service

GC students may fulfill their Global Experience requirement by gaining acceptance into select GC-designated Global Service programs AND enrolling in a 3-credit course in the Spring or Summer semester course called BSGC398A: Global Service (General Education: Diversity- Cultural Competency). This online course requires directed readings and reflective writings related to your Global Service / Alternative Break  experience.

Your Global Experience requirement will be fulfilled upon successful completion of BOTH your Global Service experience AND BSGC398A.


Below is a list of GC-approved Global Service options. If you are interested in participating in a global service-learning program that is not listed on this page, you will need to have your request reviewed by a GC staff before enrolling to ensure it meets the requirements of a Global Experience. Please contact Natalie Vinski Ibrahim for more information.

UMD Alternative Breaks

GC-approved Alternative Breaks programs include:

  • Andros, Bahamas: Environmental Conservation and Eco-Tourism
  • Los Andes, Guatemala: Sustainable Community Development
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti: International & Grassroots Development & Advocacy
  • Cabarete, Dominican Republic: Community Development and Education
  • Nashville, Tennessee: Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • Washington, DC: Human Trafficking
  • Cuenca, Ecuador: Indigenous Community Development
  • Pine Ridge, South Dakota: Native American Rights

Note: UDM AB Programs not listed above will NOT fulfill the Global Experience requirement.

Other Approved Global Service Opportunities - contact Natalie Vinski Ibrahim for additional information