About USSA

University Study and Service Abroad (USSA) is a non profit organization that develops short-term study abroad experiences for mental health professionals and students to increase global awareness of the mental health field in various cultures across the globe.

Participants will have the opportunity to earn CE credit, serve underprivileged populations, enhance multicultural skills through professional development workshops, and exchange mental health expertise with local professionals.

Programs are complete with a designated local guide, air and ground travel, lodging, and an itinerary detailing humanitarian efforts, professional training, and cultural excursions.

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University Study and Services Abroad (USSA) has been approved by the NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6962. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. USSA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

USSA was originally developed by the late Dr. Thana Singarajah who had a passion for mentoring students and professionals to grow spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. As a Clinical Assistant Professor at Idaho State University, Dr. Thana fulfilled this passion by developing short-term study abroad programs from 2011-2015 as described on our programs page.

These programs encouraged travel, service, and education to cultivate multicultural awareness and inspire continued professional development. It is in his legacy that the USSA Board of Directors continue to fulfill Dr. Thana’s passion of creating opportunities for learning through travel and service of underprivileged populations.