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International Service Projects (RSIS)

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Every year, Round Square organises several Round Square International Service (RSIS) Projects, bringing students and teachers from our member schools together from around the world during the school holidays. Every project aims to help students work towards the IDEALS of International Understanding, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

The RSIS projects work with organisations to identify local needs and work on long-term, sustainable projects of benefit to local communities. Tasks include building schools, classrooms and community centres; building clean water systems for remote hill-tribes or creating and maintaining trails in National Parks. Local materials are used, and teams always work with local people ensuring that they take ownership of the work once it has been completed.

Each project team is made up of an experienced adult Leadership Team (all of whom are staff from Round Square member schools) and on average 20 young people aged 16-19 from member schools around the world. Our participants meet each other for the first time on arrival in country but bond quickly as they set about their task.

The RSIS teams currently work on the following projects:



If you are interested in spending a holiday working in a Round Square Service Project, please check the project details via the links above, and then email your Round Square Coordinator with an expression of interest.

Read some stories on RSIS

Round Square International Service Project South Africa 2013, Karin Goh