Leave for Change is a volunteerism program that brings the world to your workplace. The employee gains experience, exposure to social/development issues and takes a key role in showing how we are making a difference internationally. The program enables two staff this year to transform their vacation into a three to four-week volunteer assignment in one of 10 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Volunteers contribute skills and advice to local partner organizations with the support of a team of professionals in the host country. Employees contribute by using their vacation time to serve on assignment in a developing country; the university invests in the employee by matching costs shared with external partners.