Fun and Meaningful Ways to Earn College Credit this Summer

By Staff


While many will be heading to beaches and nightclubs this summer, more and more students are choosing to spend their summer vacations giving back to the community by undertaking service projects for charity. Why not earn college credit or resume-building life experience while you’re at it?

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International Student Volunteers Make a Difference During Summer Break
ISV reports that more than “140 universities granted academic credit to their students for participation in the ISV Volunteer Program.” Students may find challenging and rewarding opportunities in South Africa, Thailand, Eastern Europe, Ecuador, Australia, the Dominican Republic and also New Zealand. Students experience a mix of adventure travel and charity oriented service projects. All life experiences are sure to alter the way you look at spring break, and some will even offer college credit.

Spend Summer Break with Break Away
Break Away partners with well established chapter programs at some of the best-regarded schools in the United States. Examples include Cal Poly in California and Emory University in Georgia. Students desirous of attending these schools may find a suitable “in” by participating i


Trent managed to earn both a B.A. and an advanced degree with a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and a couple of jobs. He brings this experience, and his paid off student loans to you as the voice of Frugal Scholar. Now, he’s heading back to school and saving for/worrying about college for his own kids, Sam and Sarah.