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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Mead

All ACIS tours connect participants with the societies they visit. ACIS Service Learning Tours push this ideology one step further, and provide participants the opportunity to actively and positively contribute to the community. The tours and tour extensions include service projects that are safe, culturally interesting and genuinely beneficial to a local community.

The goal of each project is to educate and engage participants while at the same time help a community that needs it.

Depending on their specific requirements, students may use their ACIS service work to satisfy community service requirements at school. All participants receive a certificate of completion for participating in an ACIS Service Learning project.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Service Learning

Conservación Costa Rica
Participate in conservation projects at a sea turtle nesting site and a wildlife sanctuary.

Costa Rican Animal Sanctuary
Volunteer at a wildlife rescue center and sanctuary by feeding the animals, collecting data, and helping to improve habitat.

Sarapiqui Conservation Learning Center
Form friendships with local students as you collaborate on community development projects and reforestation efforts.


China & Southeast Asia

China Tree Planting


China's Natural Wonders
Volunteer at the Bifengxia Valley Giant Panda Research Base and visit a local school for disadvantaged children.

Children of China
Connect with children in need in Beijing, plants trees in Xi'an and form a special bond with students in Shanghai.

Crossing the Mekong
Meet students at the new ACIS school in Prek Ho Lech, Cambodia, and children at the Bright Future Kids Home and A New Life Orphanage.

Land of the Elephant
Plant Maklam trees and learn how reforestation is benefiting the local community at the Ban Taklang Elephant Centre in Surin, Thailand.


Peru and Dominican Republic

Dominician Republic

Adopta una Escuela en Cuzco
Improve the learning environment at San Luis Gonzaga School in Cuzco as part of a Ministry of Education project.

Dominican Republic Reef Check
Work with the Reef Check Foundation through both course work and field work to help save the island's coral reefs and ocean ecosystem.

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