Star Service & Study Abroad's mission is to increase cultural competence amongst U.S. undergraduates, graduates, and community members and give them the skills to learn & work in an international setting. Through classroom learning & internship experience, we enable our participants to make meaningful contributions to the Cheerful Hearts Foundation's child health, education, and anti-child trafficking projects. We strive to have a positive social impact in Kasoa, Ghana (the base of CHF) & to make our participants better able to address issues of inequality & injustice in the world.

We recognize the importance of diversity and are committed to making our program accessible to participants of all backgrounds. Our commitment to diversity extends beyond the admissions process, as identity, culture and class are core elements of our curriculum. We are a women's led, interdisciplinary summer travel program dedicated to cross cultural education and community building.