Global Service Learning
The Education Abroad Network’s global service learning program offers students a unique opportunity to combine service initiatives that meet community and business needs with course curriculum that will ultimately enrich their study abroad experience. Through service learning students will become active participants in their host location, engaging with members of the community, and developing skills that will ultimately make them more responsible global citizens.
Through TEAN, students can participate in both semester and short-term service learning programs. Service learning programs are focused on matching student skills to community needs while enhancing cultural awareness, building leadership skills, and empowering students to take on new roles as learners and community problem solvers.
Short-term programs are available during both the winter/J-term and summer term in partnership with the University of Notre Dame, Australia at the Sydney campus lasting approximately 3 – 6 weeks, and often involving a university partnership with an institution outside of the country where the service learning unit takes place.
Students studying abroad at the University of Notre Dame, Australia and Bond University can participate in a service-learning course as part of their semester course load.
All TEAN service learning programs are conducted in partnership with organizations and individuals who are members of the local community.
It is the firm belief of our service-learning staff that together with our community partners we become co-teachers and co-learners in the experience and that through partnership we have the greatest opportunity to achieve outcomes that are of true mutual benefit.