SPARK Abroad

SPARK Abroad

Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable.

SPARK Abroad offers international service-learning tours that align with Golden Key’s SPARK a Change initiative to impact and improve the lives of at-risk youth through literacy, education and real-world preparedness. When you choose to travel to Peru or the Dominican Republic, you will experience engaging site explorations while working side-by-side with locals on community-driven projects. If you have any questions, please contact us via email at


Service Learning Trips in Peru and the Dominican Republic

Join SPARK Abroad in Peru where, high up in the mountains, rolling greens lead to snow-capped peaks or on the Northern Shore of the Dominican Republic, where beautiful beaches meet lush rainforest. 

Earn up to 15 Estimated Service Hours

We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues.
Themes include:
  • Education 
  • Sustainable Community and Economic Development 
  • Health and Wellness
Upcoming trips:

Winter 2016

Would you like to learn more about these trips? Check out our blog series from the June 2015 Peru trip!

About EF College Study Tours

International programs once belonged to a niche area within higher education, reserved for students who had the luxury of spending a semester off campus. Today, there's an overwhelming demand for global competency that requires students to study abroad, regardless of their major or career goals. EF College Study Tours proudly partners with the next generation of international educators and provides students with meaningful global experiences.

About Service Learning Tours

EF Service Learning Programs are designed to instill the humanitarian values that encourage a lifetime of service. By making a positive impact in local communities, you will gain the cultural empathy, global awareness and sense of leadership necessary to become a global citizen.