IPSL Institute for Global Learning Joins NUNM

Partnership Adds Two New Master’s Programs and Study Abroad Opportunities

PORTLAND, Oregon―National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) is excited to announce that IPSL Institute for Global Learning has joined the university in the School of Graduate Studies. IPSL, the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership, has a 40-year record of providing outstanding educational opportunities that blend international academic study, ethical volunteer service, and engaged research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students and for those students taking a gap year. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities has given NUNM approval to add IPSL’s two graduate degree programs, a Master of Arts in International Development and Service, and a Master of Arts in Community Organizing and Social Activism to its list of program offerings. These 12-month programs are designed to allow students to study, volunteer, and conduct advocacy research with organizations in three different countries for one term each (current destinations include Colombia, Guatemala, Greece, Peru, Tanzania and Vietnam).

IPSL students study and volunteer around the globe.

We are currently recruiting the first cohort scheduled to begin in January 2020. In addition, IPSL offers programs for undergraduate students as well as short-term custom programs for students who wish to carry out independent academic experiences, advocacy research, fieldwork, preceptorships and service. For more information about IPSL and its programs, please visit IPSL.org. Thomas Winston Morgan, IPSL’s executive director; and Arianne Newton, IPSL’s director of programs; will continue to be responsible for offering and evaluating these programs. IPSL operations are now located at the NUNM campus.


Founded in 1956, NUNM is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in North America and the leader in natural medicine education and research. In addition to two undergraduate degrees in health sciences, NUNM offers a number of doctoral and master’s degree programs in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine, nutrition, research and global health. NUNM Health Centers, the SIBO Center for Digestive Health, and NUNM’s affiliated Portland metro community clinics provide healthcare services to thousands of patients each year. Visit nunm.edu for more information.