By Becky Richey, Service-Learning Academic Coordinator
Depending on the type or location of your ISA program, you can interact with people from the community through your classes, living with a host family, or in university dorms. Why stop there, though? With Service-Learning, you can gain a whole new branch of connections at a local host organization. These can be people your same age, veterans in the community development field, English-language learners, environmental advocates, or someone who recently received the title of Dame by the Queen of England. The list goes on and on!
In the age of packing on extra-curricular activities to bolster your resume for the looming job hunt, volunteering (be that domestic or international) is a common option for students and lifetime-learners alike. Visit the Service-Learning website for more information about our full-time programs or options to add Service-Learning to your ISA study program.
Meet ISA Service-Learning
In a cross-cultural service-learning setting, your position will entail completing tasks that meet the needs of our community partner organizations. In order to prepare for this experience and learn more about what is expected of you as a Service-Learning participant, you will have a 30-45 minute Interview and Advising Session with our Placement Coordinator, Julia Pfeiffer.
In addition to serving in a local organization, you will complete reflection assignments that help you think critically about your experience. For more information about being placed with a host organization or the reflection assignments, reach out to Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky at email@example.com.