International Networks

The Amity Foundation

71 Hankour Road
Nanjing 210008
Jiangsu Province
People’s Republic of China
Phone: (86-25) 8326 0900
Fax: (86-25) 8326-0909

The Amity Foundation is an independent Chinese voluntary organization established in 1985 by the initiative of Chinese Christians. The foundation aims to promote education, social services, health, and rural development from China’s coastal provinces in the east to the minority areas in the west.

In 2004, the Foundation began to introduce Service-Learning to universities in mainland China by holding workshops and translating books on service-learning. Since then, opportunities have been provided for international students to do service-learning projects at the Amity Foundation.

Information taken from The Amity Foundation webpage

Lingnan Foundation

600 Anton Blvd
Suite 1100
Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
Phone: (714) 371-4118
Email: [email protected]

Mission of the Lingnan Foundation

The Lingnan Foundation, an American philanthropy, seeks to contribute to the advancement of higher education in South China and thereby promote understanding between Chinese and Americans. Guided by the example of international collaboration embodied in the legacy of Lingnan University (founded in Guangzhou, China, in 1888), the Foundation pursues its mission by supporting scholarly exchange, educational innovation, and service to society

Vision Statement

The relationship between China and the United States is of profound importance to the world’s future. The Lingnan Foundation believes that a cooperative relationship, founded on mutual understanding and respect, will enable our two countries to address common problems and reach shared goals effectively. The Foundation further believes that higher education is a crucial venue for realizing these objectives, giving rise to unprecedented opportunities for collaboration between Chinese and American universities, scholars, and students. Of particular interest to the Foundation is how liberal education instills capacities for broad understanding and lifelong learning and how it can enrich training in the professions. The Foundation funds efforts to promote integrative learning and innovative curricula that incorporate liberal learning into teaching, research, and engagement between China and the United States

Information taken from the Lingnan Foundation Webpage

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

New York Office
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1221
New York, NY 10115
Phone: (212) 870-2600
Fax: (212) 870-2322

Hong Kong Office
1/F Chung Chi College Administration Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 3943-4215
Fax: (852) 3943-4219

Mission Statement

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia works to support a Christian presence in colleges and universities in Asia

Vision Statement

The work of the United Board (UB) centers on the Christian faith, higher education, and Asia. The work has long promoted whole person education in the liberal arts tradition, with a background of Christian values.

In Asian countries with Christian colleges and universities, the UB cooperate with those institutions to strengthen their Christian identity. In countries where Christian colleges and universities do not presently exist, the UB emphasizes projects and programs that reflect the commitment to Christian service.

The UB emphasizes supporting professional training for faculty, administrators, and trustees, as well as linking and networking among Asian institutions of higher education.

Operating as both a grant-making and programmatic organization, UB focuses on broad, comprehensive programs to respond to the challenges and diversity of Asia. The UB work cooperatively with other organizations that share our goals, such as academic institutions and foundations and fund programs by seeking contributions from individuals, churches, foundations, and alumni of Asian institutions to supplement the income from the endowment.

Information taken from The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia webpage

International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL)

Portland Oregon
1339 SE 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214, USA

Mailing Address:
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #200
Portland, OR 97214, USA
Phone: (503) 395-4775
Fax: (503) 954-1881

New York
New York IPSL at the College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Founders Hall 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10471, USA    Phone: (718) 405-3429
Fax: (718) 405-3431
Email: [email protected]

IPSL Mission

International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL) engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to the shared humanity

IPSL Values

  • Academic Service-Learning through practical field experience, study and reflection within the host society
  • Substantive service that is beneficial for all stakeholders: communities, students, faculty, postsecondary institutions, and others who may be impacted directly and indirectly
  • Respect for differences in societies, cultures, and social institutions
  • Collaboration with our partnerships abroad in institutes of higher education
  • Leadership that models the ability to work effectively in a globalized world that is both interdependent and diverse
Information taken from the International Partnership for Service-Learning webpage

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IASRSLCE)

IARSLCE is located within Tulane University’s Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118


To promote the development and dissemination of research on Service-Learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system. The objectives are to advance the fields of Service-Learning and community engagement research across the educational spectrum (primary, secondary, post-secondary, and further education).

  • to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, data and research among its members
  • to disseminate knowledge and research on service-learning and community engagement
  • to encourage continually improving the quality and rigor of research in these fields
  • to provide a forum for the presentation of research findings, ideas, methods and opinions across educational systems
  • to facilitate the exchange of information and creation of collaborations among scholars and practitioners around the world
  • to support and facilitate the development of new scholars entering the fields of research on service-learning and community engagement
  • to create venues for ongoing learning and communication among the members
  • to establish communication strategies that facilitate the dissemination of research beyond the members to other communities of scholars and practitioners
  • to initiate other activities and programs that support the interests of members and advance the fields of Service-Learning and community engagement
Information taken from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement webpage.

Tallories Network

23 Bellevue Street
Medford, MA
Phone: (781) 874-973
Email: [email protected]


The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. The Universities in this Network work together to implement the recommendations of the Talloires Declaration and build a global movement of engaged universities.


The Network believes that higher education institutions do not exist in isolation from society, nor from the communities in which they are located. The Talloires Network envisions universities around the world as a vibrant and dynamic force in their societies, incorporating civic engagement and community service into their research and teaching mission.

Information taken from The Tallories Network webpage