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How and Why to Volunteer as a Student

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Photo of student volunteers by Eric Hartman.

"One of the most important parts of becoming a global citizen is understanding and caring about the people in the world. Studying abroad can be an impetus for intercultural growth, as can having a sense of curiosity and desire to learn. But as we know, nothing beats learning by doing within an overseas community." —Dr. Jessica Voigts

The articles below provide practical information and evaluations of service learning options abroad for students. What are the options? How can students find the most appropriate? Is credit available? How can students tie service learning to their on-campus academic curriculum? What are the value of such an experiential forms of education for the student and just as importantly for the recipients of the service?

 Student Volunteer Service and Learning Abroad Advice
Benefits of Service Learning Abroad The Lifelong Benefits of Service Learning Abroad by Jessica Voigts, PhD
The many benefits of service learning abroad — for local communities and your developent as an educated global citizen — possible through the options available to students of all ages, from teens to college and beyond.
Community service and learning abroad Combining Volunteer Community Service and Learning Abroad by Hannah Kane
Increasingly study abroad programs are including service-learning and international community-based volunteering options in combination in order to provide a richer student experience.
Three ways to volunteer student service learning abroad 3 Ways to Engage in Student Service Learning Abroad
Individual Initiative, Student Led Groups, and University-Sanctioned Programs
by Eric Hartman
Increasingly study abroad programs are including service-learning and international community-based volunteering options in combination in order to provide a richer student experience.
The Impact of Service: Volunteer Work Enhances Academic Experience by Courtney K. Peters and Travis C. Stalcup
6 Animal Volunteer Programs Abroad Ideal for College Students and Post-Grads by Lavanya Sunkara
 
 Student Volunteer Service and Learning Abroad Participant Reports
At Home in Dharmsala as a Student by Jennifer Langenbach
Volunteer Abroad with GVI
Teen summer camps with GLA
Volunteer with WorldTeach
Volunteer Abroad with ELI
Volunteer Abroad with United Planet
 
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