FREE AND LOW-COST MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES PROVIDED TO 146,000+ PEOPLE IN 2015
Many Laureate institutions operate free or low-cost medical and dental clinics as part of their health science programs. Students are able to gain real-world experience working with patients, while community members have access to vital medical care without having to worry about cost.
Scholarships and Discounts
In 2016, Laureate institutions worldwide will provide over $700,000,000 in scholarships and discounts to students pursuing their dreams. With over 88 percent of Laureate students studying in developing countries, increasing access to quality higher education has never been more important.
Global Days of Service
Every year, students, faculty and staff from campuses and offices all over the world come together during Laureate’s Global Days of Service (GDS) to celebrate and serve their communities in innovative ways. During one week in October 2015, over 20,000 members of the Laureate network from 33 institutions participated in various initiatives, demonstrating our organization’s commitment to being engaged actors in our communities. Collectively, more than 124,000 hours of service were performed during this week. Our campuses and employees are integral members of their communities, active throughout the year, all working together to put our Here for Good mission into action every day in the work they do.
Case Studies in Here for Good
The commitment to being Here for Good in the lives of our students and communities is unique to each campus or online institution, as needs and contexts vary across the network. Each institution or group determines the best way to represent the Here for Good spirit in its setting, and while many initiatives share similar core values and goals, their diverse forms are what make the Laureate network a truly unique representation of a commitment to creating global change.