Thursday, January 25, 2007

Amizade Service-Learning possibilities

forwarded from the Advising Center:

From: Eric Hartman []
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:53 PM
To: Hartman, Eric
Subject: Global Service-Learning: Please Share

Dear Friends:

I hope you are all well. I'm writing to call your attention to Amizade's 2007 course opportunities. As most of you know, Amizade connects students with communities around the world for international service-learning courses. Service projects are community-driven, academic studies are integrated, and – I'm very pleased to say – Amizade offers some of the most affordable programming of this kind.

Seven courses are offered this summer, in places as diverse as Australia and Tanzania, and in subjects as varied as English and Religious Studies. Click here for more information: .

Additionally, Amizade is offering service-learning semesters beginning this fall in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Students will serve with local nonprofits, improve or learn Spanish skills, and earn 15 credits that will be formally granted through West Virginia University. I'll be coordinating the academic portion of the program on site, and I'll be teaching six of those credits – in International Development and Global Service-Learning – while the other nine credits will be taught by Bolivian professors. Please encourage students who may be interested to take a look at the semester description:

Amizade is committed to ensuring international service-learning experiences are accessible and affordable. That is particularly clear in terms of semester cost comparisons. The Bolivia Service-Learning semester - which includes tuition, a home stay, two meals a day, and excursions in Bolivia – is actually $2,000 less expensive than in-state tuition, dorm room, and the fifteen meal per week plan at the University of Pittsburgh.

Financial aid is also available. One of the ways Amizade keeps its programming affordable and continues to connect people who wish to serve with communities around the world – is by devoting only a small amount to formal marketing and advertising.

Please help spread the word about these summer and fall opportunities.



Eric Hartman
PhD Student
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh


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