Student Opportunities

UFV Work Study and other student jobs are updated and posted regularly on the Political Science bulletin board in the Philosophy & Political Science wing on the UFV Abbotsford Campus (Third floor, D building).

For more information on current student work and volunteer opportunities, please contact the Political Science Department Assistant at (604)557-4035 or via email at

Backpacking with a Purpose

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. Want to be one of them? 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! 
Early summer programs are closing on April 23rd. Apply today!
Check out our map of where we go:
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 (ALMOST FULL)
* Southeast Asia - Ecotourism (PROGRAM FULL) and Youth Empowerment
* India - Women’s Rights (PROGRAM FULL) and Education
* Guatemala - Fair Trade Justice and Peace & Conflict
* Peru - Health & Wellness (PROGRAM FULL) and Environment (PROGRAM FULL)

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