Through courses and programs that utilize service-learning, this form of experiential education serves as an educational tool that supports Northeastern’s academic and civic mission. During this process, students work in partnerships with our community representatives to positively contribute to our local and global communities by addressing community interests and needs through the creation and translation of course- or program-specific skills and knowledge.
Several of our international Dialogue of Civilizations programs incorporate service-learning projects into the program. Whether tutoring refugees in Cairo or organizing projects to address local issues in Thailand, our faculty and students share a commitment to making a difference in the world.
And beyond the outcomes of a given semester, each member of a service-learning partnership not only receives certain immediate benefits but more importantly, each is open to the new possibilities for how they and their partners are able to continue contributing positively to our communities throughout one’s lifetime.