Under the guidance and direction of Nuala Boyle, Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Mark Primus, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, ten students are participating in the first International Service-Learning for Nazareth College, March 8th through 16th.
Back Row (left to right): Mark Primus, Mathurine Louis, Megan Houtenbrink, Nuala Boyle, Liz David, Amanda Koch, Denise Hynson. Front Row (left to right): Emily Schuth, Taylor Williams, Melissa Waite, Traci DeLario, Megan Paris.
Service-Learning is a credit-bearing form of experiential education, combining community-based learning with the theory and practice. The International Service-Learning course is titled "International Social Work" and takes place during the Spring 2014 semester with a mandatory travel component to Kingston, Jamaica during spring break to work alonside Jamaicans in that area. The course supports the mission of the Center for Service-Learning . . . to facilitate the service with academic study that enhances student learning, addresses community interests, and encourages civic responsibility.