Service Learning

ILR student Katie Lim at the Viveka Tribal Centre for Learning, India Global Service Learning, Summer 2015ng, Summer 2015

Global service learning is the experience that can help students understand the problems that plague a local community through collaborative work and solution based efforts.  For students it widens the extent and possibility of scholarship, but for the world it can offer an invaluable means of relief.  Service learning projects provide for a more educated and informed student (a responsible global citizen) who can use this experience to think critically about the theory of an issue, the real world outcomes and how to change them by hands-on practice.  Students are forced to engage in the problems that afflict global communities at even the most local of scales. Service learning motivates reflection with one's own humanity and inspires personal growth, while significantly aiding the global community in its quest for a better tomorrow.