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.
We suggest a minimum of four weeks for placements for individual applicants and there are set- start dates each month. For faculty-led programs we suggest a minimum of two weeks and have flexible start dates!
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 twelve weeks to confirm a project for our potential participants.
Available start dates are as follows:
January 15, 2018
February 5, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 21, 2018
June 11, 2018
July 9, 2018
August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018
October 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
December 2018 (on request)
Get in touch to begin designing the service learning program.
Ireland phone: +353 (0)45 939 773