International Service-Learning Workshop

Posted by on December 9, 2005

[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv]

International Service-Learning Workshop

Engaging the World: Developing a Campus-Wide Approach to International Service-Learning

March 1-2, 2006

Sponsors: The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership in collaboration with Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

The workshop is structured for institutional teams of faculty and administrators from colleges and universities to develop campus plans for international service-learning programs and courses for their students. In order to gain maximum benefit from participating in the workshop, team members should include key leaders and campus administrators from study-abroad programs, international affairs, and service-learning programs as well as key faculty members.

Plenary and breakout sessions will focus on essential elements in constructing and operating international servicelearning courses and programs abroad. Proposed topics include:
* Developing a strategic plan for the campus/broadening the civic engagement mission from local to global
* Defining and organizing international partnerships
* Curriculum design, including reflection, for international service-learning courses
* Legal, visa and other administrative challenges
* Uses of technology for orientation, reflection, program development
* Cross-cultural issues
* Scholarships and Financial Aid
* Programs for graduate and professional students
* Faculty development strategies
* Developing programs in particular world regions
* Engaging the disciplines

Dates: The workshop will begin on Wednesday early afternoon, March 1, 2006 and conclude mid-afternoon on Thursday, March 2, 2006.

Early Bird: $100 per person (includes one lunch, two breaks, and materials)
After Feb. 1st: $120 per person

For further information and registration materials (available in early December) contact:

Nevin C. Brown, Dean of Academic Programs
International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: 212.716.6339 / Fax: 212.986.5039

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