New Course: Service-Learning in Mexico

Posted on March 3, 2006

Announcing an opportunity to serve and learn in a Caribbean community struggling to be sure its citizens have access to jobs AND its natural resources are protected. Financial aid currently available. Please forward!

Service-Learning in Mexico
6 West Virginia University Political Science Credits

Global Citizenship and International Development <a href="http://www.globalservicelearning.org/2006_courses/mexico.htm">http://www.globalservicelearning.org/2006_courses/mexico.htm</a>

? Tutor local children and adults in English
? Meet with organizations promoting sustainable development
? Experience and help protect a valuable Caribbean Reef
? Learn from a local educator about the educational system, from a local archeologist about Maya ruins, and from many more locals about swimming in limestone caves, visiting the local women’s cooperative craft market, cooking tortillas, and more
? Course Topics:
o Globalization exists. Have our ethics kept up? What is global citizenship?
o Many places international development has failed outright, and where it has ‘succeeded’ there is concern over environmental sustainability. What is development? What is sustainable development?
? For more information about course content contact Eric Hartman at emhartman@gmail.com. For more information about applying or course logistics contact servicelearning@amizade.org.


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