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Servicio en las Américas

Founded in 2007, Servicio en las Américas committed to immersion in language learning, solidarity through service, and engaging students as global citizens.

The Five Pillars of Servicio outline that students will:

  1. Gain a Global Perspective

  2. Improve Spanish-Speaking Skills

  3. Develop a Commitment to Solidarity through Service

  4. Learn Academic Strategies for Success

  5. ¡Diviértate!

This program was made possible by a generous gift and ongoing commitment to an international education by Steven L. Trulaske, a 1979 alumnus. The Steve Trulaske International Scholarship Fund will support years to come of first-year DePauw students at no cost to the participant*.

Servicio en las Américas allows incoming students interested in social justice, international curiosity, intellectual challenges, the Spanish language, and Spanish & Latin American cultures with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a five-week intensive summer program on DePauw’s campus and in an international setting prior to the beginning of the academic year.

The 2018 Servicio en las Américas program will travel to Costa Rica after spending 2.5 weeks on DePauw's campus. Again, all costs of the program (airfare, food, lodging, etc.) are at no cost to the student. The program begins Sunday, June 24 and ends Sunday, July 29. 

Professor of Modern Languages, Bob Hershberger, will lead the 2018 cohort of about 18 students. He has led many Servicio groups in the past to locations such as: Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Spain. 

For questions, please contact Liz Bjordal at

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