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Service-learning is a “for-credit” educational experience. Learning through service enables students to apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to meet genuine community needs. Faculty-guided reflection and assessment, combined with community partner enrichment, helps students gain a deeper understanding of course content, develop their sense of self-efficacy, and build their future as active citizens.

The Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement provides resources to help faculty, students and community partners build meaningful, constructive, rewarding service-learning projects.

These resources include:

  • Community Agency Needs Assessments
  • Service-Learning Student Facilitators
  • Help selecting appropriate partners and developing syllabi

Dr. Nancy Shumaker, retired Professor and former director of Georgia Southern’s Center for International Studies, works with the OSL&CE to develop service-learning and alternative break opportunities abroad. Faculty and students with an interest in study-abroad courses with a service-learning element are encouraged to contact Dr. Shumaker.

Last updated: 1/14/2013