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Jan and Bud Richter Center

International Service-Learning

International Service-Learning (International SL) combines the two incredibly powerful High Impact Practices of study abroad and service-learning.

Through International SL, students have the opportunity to explore and experience the history, culture, and environment of a different country in ways that typical study abroad trips don't provide. The Richter Center supports the work of the Division of Continuing and Global Education by providing assistance to faculty members and students who are interested in International SL.  Past Fresno State International SL experiences include:

  • Dominican Republic (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Fiji (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Ghana (2018)
  • Hong Kong (2014)
  • Tanzania (2017, 2018)

Faculty interested in leading an International SL course, or students interested in learning more about opportunities should contact the Study Abroad and International Exchange Office. You may also contact the Director of the Jan & Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, Chris Fiorentino, at

Naboutini, Fiji

Please view a Fresno To Fiji half-hour documentary film that chronicles the experiences of a service-learning study abroad trip to Naboutini, Fiji.

Click the image on the right to view this remarkable service-learning experience.

Fresno to Fiji