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International Program Start Dates

International Development Internships, Research Internships, and Language Immersion all begin during designated start dates throughout the year. Participants should arrive in-country on the program start date in order to participate in the in-country orientation led by FSD's local site team. If you are interested in participating in ProCorps or a Group Service Trip, start dates are flexible and can be customized. Please contact FSD directly for information on flexible start dates at

2018 Program Start Dates

WinterSpringSummer 1Summer 2Fall
Kakamega, KenyaJanuary 27March 17May 5June 23September 8
Jinja, UgandaJanuary 13March 24May 26June 16September 15
Salta, ArgentinaJanuary 15March 12May 28June 25September 27
Cochabamba, BoliviaJanuary 27March 19May 21June 18September 24
Ciudad Sandino, NicaraguaJanuary 20March 3May 19June 17September 22
Tola, NicaraguaJanuary 27February 24May 26June 23September 8
Udaipur, India January 27March 17 May 26June 16 September 22

Application Deadlines

 WinterSpringSummer 1Summer 2Fall
Early DecisionOctober 1, 2017November 1, 2017February 1, 2018March 1, 2018June 1, 2018
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2017December 1, 2017April 1, 2018April 15, 2018July 1, 2018
Late Application CutoffDecember 1, 2017January 1, 2018April 15, 2018May 1, 2018August 1, 2018



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Take Our Quick Quiz
No wrong answers here. Simply check some boxes about your skills, preferences and the causes you care about. Our algorithm will generate a list of volunteer opportunities that are the best fit for you! Tag your favorites if you like, and these will be saved to your application.


Jump Straight into the Application
Our online application will guide you step by step through the process. You’ll have a chance to browse volunteer opportunities and integrate favorites into your application or tell us your preferences so that we can make the match. You can expect to spend 60-90 minutes on your application.


Create Your Favorites List
You can browse volunteer opportunities and tag any that are appealing to you. These are added to your Favorites List and saved to your application. When you’re ready to apply, you can choose up to three opportunities from your list to include with your application.