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​​Global Service Learning Opportunities


Travel, experience, reflection, and academic inquiry form the foundation of global service-learning experiences at Providence College. In a process that deepens learning and enhances either January or Alternative Break travel experience, students analyze and reflect upon travel and community engagement in a related course throughout the spring term. This experience serves as a central “text” of the course which students analyze and reflect upon their with their classmates, both while on the trip and back on campus through  class discussions, assignments and in sharing their experience. While the semester course offerings and related trips are expected to rotate and change each academic year, The Feinstein Institute is dedicated to working with community partners and building mutual relationships with organizations abroad through this program. The Global Service-Learning Program is run through the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, in partnership with several academic departments and the Center for International Studies. All of the global service-learning courses are cross-listed with Global Studies. 
 

​There are four options for the Spring 2014 semester. These programs include Quito, Ecuador for a Visualizing Peace and Justice trip; Manzano and Manzanillo, Nicaragua focusing on community literacy; Tijuana, Mexico working to help build communities along the border in migrant communities; and Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic working with a community health initiative.
 
 

Visualizing Peace and Justice: Quito, Ecuador 


The approximate cost of the trip is: $1,600.00 for two weeks, including flight, travel within the country, food, homestay and hotels. 

The Visualizing Peace and Justice, global community lens course, is cross –listed with Art, Global Studies and Political Science. It is a photography course that examines the ideas of peace and justice through the lens of art. How do we use art as a way to reach out to the global community to promote these ideas of peace and justice? Within the course during the Spring Semester, students will also participate in local community engagement in Providence and put together a final photography exhibit for the Providence community.  There are two faculty facilitating the class and the  faculty leaders on the trip; Dr. Jeffery Pugh and Eric Sung a photography professor. 
The course will be taking place on Thursdays from 5:30PM-8:00PM.

Within Ecuador, students will be working with the organization founded by Political Science professor Dr. Jeff Pugh; the Center for Mediation, Peace and Resolution of Conflict. The organization helps to utilize art as an outlet in promoting community and non-violence. Participants will work in a variety of situations including with local organizations, schools that CEMPROC has instilled a youth peace program and within a village.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at:
 
Student Leaders:
Kiley Leduc ’14: kleduc1@friars.providence.edu
Jessica Ho ’14: jho2@friars.providence.edu

Faculty Leaders:
Dr. Jeffery Pugh: jpugh@providence.edu
Eric Sung: mastersung@providence.edu 


Supporting Community Literacy in Nicaragua: Manzano & Manzanillo, Nicaragua:

 
 
The approximate cost of the trip is: $1,200.00 for a week, including flight, travel within the country, food and stay.

To attend this trip there is a language requirement for Intermediate Level Spanish.

The Community Literacy in Rural Nicaragua course is cross-listed with Education and Global Studies. Participants will design a literacy and library fundraising program for the community they work with in Nicaragua. Students will work on these projects after returning from Nicaragua and continue the relationship with the organization through this project. 
The two faculty facilitating the class, and the trip are Nick Longo and Nuria Alonso Garcia.
The course will be taking place on Thursdays from 6:30PM-8:00PM.

Within Nicaragua, participants will be In Nicaragua, participants will be working with an organization called Waves of Hope. Waves of Hope directly works in the rural communities in Nicaragua to promote local education and literacy. Participants will work on creating a library at a local high school and promoting education literacy courses for children and adolescents. Students will work to create an environment of engaged learning and a space for a culture of reading. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at:

Student Leaders:
Brianna K Aloisio: baloisio@friars.providence.edu 
Emma Lane: elane@friars.providence.edu

Faculty Leaders:
Nick Longo: nlongo@providence.edu
Nuria Alonso Garcia: nalonsog@providence.edu


Community Health in the Dominican Republic: Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

 
The trip will be taking place from March 8, 2014-March 15, 2014
The approximate cost of the trip is $1,200.00 for the week, and this includes airfare, travel within the Dominican Republic, food and stay. 

The course coinciding with this trip is Justice Across Borders. This is a course cross-listed with Global Studies and Public and Community Service. This course pays attention to the historical and current relationships between the United States and its bordering communities. It examines the political, economic and social aspects of these relationships. The course will be co-taught by Dr. Eric Hartman and Kaytee Stewart. The staff member going on the trip will be Dr. Eric Hartman. 
The course will be taking place on Mondays from 4:00PM-6:30PM.

Once in the Dominican Republic, students will be participating with a public-health oriented organization called Outreach 360. The organization and students will be working in an orphanage located in Monte Cristi focusing on community health and education. Participants will be working directly with the children within the orphanage to promote better community health initiatives and create a healthy space for the children and adolescents in the orphanage. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: 

Student Leaders:
Alexandra Male: amale@friars.providence.edu 
Samuel Hosford: shosford@friars.providence.edu

Faculty Leader:
Dr. Eric Hartman: ehartman@providence.edu


Justice and Service at the US-Mexico Border: Tijuana, Mexico

 
The trip will be taking place from March 8, 2014-March 15, 2014. 
The approximate cost of the trip will be $750.00, which includes flight, travel within Mexico, food and stay. 

The course coinciding with this trip is Justice Across Borders. This is a course cross-listed with Global Studies and Public and Community Service. This course pays attention to the historical and current relationships between the United States and its bordering communities. It examines the political, economic and social aspects of these relationships. The course will be co-taught by Dr. Eric Hartman and Kaytee Stewart. The staff member going on the trip will be Kaytee Stewart. 
The course will be taking place on Mondays from 4:00PM-6:30PM.

The program focuses on working with a migrant community in Tijuana. Students will fly in to San Diego and cross the border into Mexico, and cross again to fly back to Providence from San Diego. Participants will thus experience the physical border-crossing that the community they will be working with has experienced. In Tijuana, participants will work with an organization called Esperanza. Esperanza works to build a community both literally and figuratively along the border of the U.S and Mexico.  Participants will work in that community and help build homes for the immigrants that need them. 

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us at:

Student Leaders: 
Kylie Broughal: kbrougha@friars.providence.edu 
Sean MacCarthy: smaccart@friars.providence.edu

Faculty Leader:
Kaytee Stewart: kstewart@providence.edu ​

For more information on the global service-learning program, contact Kaytee Stewart (kstewar2@providence.edu).




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