Service Learning is recognised as a powerful pedagogical tool.
By putting theory to practice in the real-world community sector, faculty and students report that teaching and learning are greatly enhanced.
Students develop a deep understanding of the social context of their academic disciplines; something only possible outside a classroom.
We have seen that as a sense of civic awareness and social responsibility is fostered in students, their motivation expands with it. Students are more energised to explore important issues after the authentic experience of a Service Learning program.
Read how we designed a Customized Service Learning program for ISU combining several community projects, homestay accommodation, and heritage based excursions.
“Learn International and Blackfriary created a two-week experience that was one of the best service-learning programs Indiana State University has offered in ten years.”
We offer programs throughout Ireland for both individuals and faculty-led groups. Our courses are designed to integrate academic learning with experiences that foster cultural immersion, identity exploration, and global engagement.
We tailor each program to university requirements so academic credit is easily obtained. Home-stay accommodation is a key part of the program as it further supports cultural exchange and immersion.
Our program start dates are flexible. We suggest a minimum of four weeks for placements for individual applicants and a minimum of two weeks for faculty-led programs.
Each project works with and for the community. Here are some selected examples:
Airfare, some transport, some meals, some excursions, and spending money are not included.
Contact us for prices in faculty-led groups.
For individual participants:
There’s an application fee of €95 and a participant commitment fee of €500 that are both non-refundable. Note that our prices are subject to change, particularly due to currency fluctuation.
Service Learning placements are offered throughout the year and deadlines vary based on program start dates. We need at least eight weeks to confirm a project for our potential participants.
Get in touch to begin designing the service learning program for you and your class.
US phone: +1.518.407.3537
Ireland phone: +353 45 254252 or +353 85 277 1345