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Haiti: Service Learning Project
Various, Haiti (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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SUNY code: 800
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Haiti Service Learning Project


Program Information | Requirements | Academics | Support Services | Housing | Cost Estimates | Resources

Program Information

This program is ONLY open to UAlbany EOP students!

UAlbany alumnus, Monette Fils, invites UAlbany EOP students to visit her K-16 school, FILSECCAM Academcy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  FILSECCAM stands for Fils Establishment of Education, Commerce, Culture, Art, Agriculture, and Métier. During the 5-week long program, students will engage in a service learning project, such as delivering PowerPoint lessons to students, teaching English, treating water to prevent cholera, or researching water distillation best practices. 

Read about the inaugural service learning study abroad program here, where sixteen UAlbany students and chaperones traveled to Haiti for a week in May 2010, just five months after the earthquake:


This study abroad option is intended for UAlbany EOP students interested in making a difference in the lives of young Haitian people.

EOP students in all majors with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply. Students with a lower GPA should consult with us about whether or not to apply.  Students should be prepared to adapt to the living conditions in today's Haiti.

Space in this study abroad option is limited. Your participation is subject to review of your application by both, EOP staff and the Center for International Education and Global Strategy. 


Haiti 2012

Students will engage in service learning projects for up to 6 credits to be created both independently and in conjunction with the needs of FILSECCAM.  The credits and grades for this program will be assigned in accordance with University at Albany's policies.

General Education Information for UAlbany students: Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits.  You may file a request to have additional courses approved.

Support Services

Albany hosts a general orientation session on campus during the semester prior to participation on the program.  Monette and her staff will serve as experienced resources for solving problems for students while overseas. 


Housing is provided in a small dormitory with shared rooms where students experience  everyday life in Haiti.  Our host does not want us to lose track of the goal, which is to be close to the Haitian people, sympathize, and offer support.  The arrangements are comfortable, from a middle-class Haitian point of view.


2012 Participants

Please click here to view or download the most recent estimate of costs: 2014 Cost Estimate for Haiti

Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid


For more information on Haiti we suggest visiting the following websites:

•    CDC  Health Information for Travelers to Haiti

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 04/01/2017 04/15/2017 TBA TBA