Student Volunteer Service Trips

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Dr. Ken Magid Child Advocacy Scholarship!

Founded in 2005 by donor and UI graduate Linda Baker, the Dr. Ken Magid Child Advocacy Service Scholarship is available for qualified UI students.We are proud to continue this tradition in 2016 and beyond.

The UI Alumni Association Iowa Voyagers offers opportunities for UI students to travel overseas on volunteer service programs. We encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities not only to serve, but to experience other cultures.

Student Volunteer Service Travel

Our volunteer service trips are some of the most fulfilling student programs – not only for the UI student volunteers and the children they help, but also for our generous donor whose funds make these experiences possible. Traditionally, there have been two locations where students can serve: Romania and Ecuador. Now we've added a third location -- Cuba!

UI students join teams of caring people who travel overseas to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. For two weeks, they nurture babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers in daycare settings, help school-age children practice their conversational English skills, and assist with community projects that benefit youth.

2016 Program Dates:

Romania: May 21 - June 4, 2016

Ecuador: May 14 - 28, 2016

Cuba: June 18 - July 2, 2016

Application Deadline — Feb. 12, 2016


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Both trips are operated by Global Volunteers http://www.globalvolunteers.org.




Scholarship recipient and Ecuador trip participant, Caitlin Sturms-Salyer, is featured on the Global Volunteers website The Best Thing I've Ever Done.
Scholarship recipient and UI Student, Juliann Gibson, put together this video describing how the volunteer service trip to Ecuador impacted her and fellow participants.
Iowa Voyagers traveler Lily Allen-Dueñas shares why her volunteer trip to a Romanian orphanage left her with a heart wide open. Read the Iowa Alumni Magazine article, "A Heart Wide Open."


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