New Opportunity for B.Ed. students: Service Learning Course to Lima, Peru
The Faculties of Education and Social Work along with the Canadian-based, social justice organization, Solidarity in Action (SIA) are planning to offer a three-week (3 credit hour) service learning course to Lima, Peru for June, 2012.
The organizers of this new initiative are: Dr. David Mandzuk (Associate Dean, Faculty of Education), Dr. Kathy Levine (Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Work), Dr. Kathryn Noel (professor, Faculty of Education) and Mr. Larry Shuttleworth (co-founder of SIA Inc). who will be skyped in for this session. They will be holding an information session for interested students on Wednesday, February 8th from 4:00 -5:00 p.m. in Room 326 (2nd floor) of the Education Building.
The purpose of the course, the first of its kind that will bring together students from these faculties for a common experience, is to provide students with an opportunity to work in a developing country helping the citizens with community-based initiatives that the citizens and the local affiliate of SIA have identified as priorities. This will likely involve the teaching of English, helping with construction and renovation projects, and assisting with a community-based dental hygiene campaign.
The cost of the experience will be approximately $3500 which will cover airfare, accommodation, most meals, insurance, pre-departure orientation materials, lectures, visits, administration fees, and Spanish classes in-country (excluding course fees for a 3 credit hour course). One of the highlights of the experience will be an extended weekend trip to Cuzco, the Andean city which was once the capital of the Incan empire and Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
For more details on this exciting opportunity, please plan to attend the information session on February 8th!