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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs

International Programs

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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs

Office Location:
715 S. New St.
Commonwealth Hall, Lower Level
Enter at Student Health Services
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3379
Fax: 610-430-5600

International Service-Learning

Definition

Study abroad, Service learning, Community service

International service-learning integrates community service with traditional study abroad (or co-curricular educational travel) to create a unique form of experiential education.

International service-learning increases the impact of the study abroad experience, allowing students to:

  • Engage with the host community in hands-on, meaningful ways
  • Build personal relationships with locals
  • Improve intercultural communication skills
  • Meet genuine needs of the host community
  • Apply classroom learning to real-life situations
  • Develop a global sense of sense of civic responsibility
  • Grow personally and professionally
  • Get an insider’s view of the host country and culture