Operation Groundswell


 This summer, Operation Groundswell is sending hundreds of students across the globe for six week programs that will change their perspective on the developing world. You will have a unique opportunity to truly immerse yourself in new customs and cultures with the help of our incredible program leaders, who have organized meaningful community service projects, meetings with innovative local NGOs, and one crazy adventure.

We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world.   Apply by February 12 to guarantee a spot on your first choice program!


Check out our map of where we go. 


   *All students are eligible for our bursary fund. Click the link above for more information. 


Our six week programs each have a different focus and are open in the following countries and regions:

* West Africa – education and global health

* East Africa – youth empowerment and development

* Middle East – human rights

* Southeast Asia – ecotourism and youth empowerment

* India – education and women’s rights

* Guatemala – fair trade justice and peace & conflict

* Peru – health & wellness and environment

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financially accessible travel experiences that blend responsible volunteering, education, personal development and adventure.


Hi Shannon!

Shanice from Operation Groundswell here…we just spoke a moment ago. Thanks so much for helping to spread the word about our international service learning programs! You’ll find more information to forward to your students below.

It only takes 15-20 minutes to apply and all students are eligible to receive a financial needs bursary. We have committed ourselves to making this opportunity as accessible as possible.

I really appreciate that you’re taking the time to do this. We’re hoping to see more First Nationals UofC students on our programs!

Thanks so much,