Discover the wider world and connect with change makers making a positive and lasting impact in their communities.

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit that runs travel, community service, and experiential education programs around the globe. We dig into social justice issues while working in solidarity with local activists, non-profits, and communities. We want you to join us in the fight for a better world.

It’s time to make the whole world your classroom! Apply by March 1st.

Programs are filling up quickly, so apply as soon as possible. Financial assistance is available for all students on five- and six-week programs. More information about the grant is available on our website.

Start exploring at 

LIV GERNON. University Outreach Representative 1-888-422-0164

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JMU Undergraduate Research Journal

The James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal wants to help you publish your work!

 What is JMURJ? :JMURJ is an online academic journal dedicated to publishing JMU undergraduate research and scholarship. They invite submissions produced in all JMU majors. If you’ve written, designed, built, formed, or created, send it their way.

Why Submit? : At JMURJ, they believe getting involved in undergraduate scholarship is a rewarding endeavor for any scholar looking to add to a résumé, build an academic network, or just have work seen by peers and professionals from around the world. If any of that sounds like you, JMURJ wants to help you get there.

How do I Submit? : Submission takes only five minutes! They accept submissions on a rolling basis, so the sooner you submit, the sooner we can publish! All you have to do is submit to them at and you’re on your way. 

For further information, check out our website at, and feel free to contact them at with any questions or concerns.

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Volunteers needed

The Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education

and Future Forward programs of JMU’s

Institute for Innovation in Health & Human Services,

are looking for volunteers!

In keeping with the mission of IIHHS, which is to engage

students in career preparation by promoting scholarship,

providing interprofessional learning experiences,

and connecting our campus communities through innovative

programs that advance quality of life,

the SVMEP and Future Forward are excited to offer

this unique and valuable opportunity to enthusiastic JMU students.

Would you like to:

  • Work with ELL (English Language Learner) students in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County?
  • Tutor based on your interests and expertise?
  • Improve your résumé?

If you are:

  • Willing to commit 2-3 hours per week,
  • Interested in connecting with local communities,
  • And passionate about making a difference in the
    lives of young people!

Contact them!


Visit for more information.

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National Health Corps

Click on the link below for more information about a program with AmeriCorps called National Health Corps (NHC). They have program locations in four cities: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Jacksonville. The mission of National Health Corps is to “foster healthy communities by delivering and connecting those who need it most with health and wellness education, benefits and services, while developing tomorrow’s compassionate health leaders”. NHC is a great program for service year opportunities that incorporate health. A quote from a JMU Health Sciences graduate about the program: “This is a really create program for students who want to make sure that the field of health and public health is for them while gaining valuable experience, professional training, member team building and networking. This is also a great program for those who are taking a “gap year” before applying to medical school and other graduate programs”.  NHC Flyer 1

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IPE 490, spring 2019

Hurry to enroll in IPE 490! Only 10 seats left! What is IPE 490? Click on the flyer below!

Student flyer 2019

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M.S. in Commerce at UVA

Information session about the M.S. in Commerce at UVA. The M.S. in Commerce is a one year business degree for non-business majors. The program offers tracks in business analytics, finance, and marketing and management, concluding with a three-week global immersion experience to Europe, Latin America, Asia, or the Middle East. Ranked No. 2 “Master’s in Management” in the world by The Economist, this program boasts 95-99% placement within three months of graduation.

UVA M.S. in Commerce Information Session at JMU (Non-Business Majors)

Thursday, November 29 @ 5:30 pm at Madison Union 305

Register here!

Applicants typically find it helpful to meet one on one with us to learn how they can be a competitive applicant for the program. De’Shay Turner, M.Ed. will be hosting advising meetings on both Thursday and Friday. As a JMU grad school alum (CSPA ’11) and former employee, he would love to connect! De’Shay Turner is the Assistant Director of Graduate Marketing & Recruiting Phone: 434.924-1347

Meet With Graduate Admissions: Thursday, November 29 & Friday, November 30

30 Minute Sessions

Starbucks – Carrier Library

Sign up here!

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FYI: The Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University offers educational programs

Foundations in Bioethics

This annual four-day program is scheduled for June 11-14, 2019.

At the conclusion of this four-day program, participants will be able to answer:

  • What is bioethics, and what is ethical theory?
  • What are the main principles, concepts, and common terms in bioethics?
  • What methods, frameworks, and arguments are commonly used in bioethics?
  • What are the most pressing issues in bioethics today (in research, law & policy, clinical ethics, and more)?
  • How might I utilize bioethics in my career?

For more information, please see the Foundations page.

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