Spring 2011 Travel Funds Program for International Service-Learning at UNCG
Grants in the amount of $2,500 will provide curriculum development opportunities to faculty who have experience and/or interest in leading a student learning experience in another country.
UNCG’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning will provide curriculum development opportunities to faculty who have experience and/or interest in leading a student learning experience in another country. The award must result in an undergraduate course for academic credit that includes an international community service component. Course proposals must be submitted to the appropriate university committees, including the service-learning designation committee email@example.com for review and approval. For more information and resources: http://olsl.uncg.edu/svl/developingasvlcourse/#designation
OLSL’s International Service-Learning Program combines academic study with service opportunities in other countries while encouraging students to develop global perspectives, explore multiple concepts of community, and make significant contributions around the world. Through cultural immersion, guided classroom study, service, and personal reflection, students experience the reciprocity of shared learning while increasing their understanding of a global society.
Course Design Options:
- Integrated: add a service component to a faculty-led study abroad opportunity through UNCG’s International Programs Center (IPC) http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/leadagroupabroad.html
- New or Revised Course: develop a new course or revise an existing course, and include an international service-learning component
The course format, length, and content are up to the discretion of the instructor. The trip portion of the course may take place during a regular semester, summer session, or winter break (preferably 3 weeks or more).
More information – as well as the forms which can be downloaded – are at http://studentaffairs.uncg.edu/svl/2011/02/international-service-learning-curriculum-development-gran