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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

2019 Program Start Dates

WinterSpringSummer 1Summer 2Fall
Kakamega, KenyaJanuary 26March 16May 18June 22September 14
Jinja, UgandaJanuary 19March 23May 25June 15September 21
Salta, ArgentinaJanuary 14March 11May 20June 17September 16
Cochabamba, BoliviaJanuary 26March 16May 25June 15September 14
Ciudad Sandino, NicaraguaJanuary 19March 9May 25June 22September 21
Tola, NicaraguaJanuary 12February 23May 18June 15September 7
Udaipur, India January 19March 16May 25June 22September 21

Application Deadlines

 WinterSpringSummer 1Summer 2Fall
Early DecisionOctober 1, 2018November 1, 2018February 1, 2019March 1, 2019June 1, 2019
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2018December 1, 2018March 1, 2019April 1, 2019July 1, 2019
Late Application CutoffDecember 1, 2018January 1, 2019April 15, 2019May 1, 2019August 1, 2019


Start Your Application


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.