Increased opportunities exist for Buffalo State students to engage in volunteer and service-learning activities in unique and developing countries throughout the world. Courses are being created and expanded that will provide cross-cultural, experiential education and opportunities to collaborate with diverse community members to address social problems and issues in the country you are visiting and staying.
Global service-learning projects provide opportunities to connect curriculum and service to address problems that face diverse communities. Global service-learning courses typically take place during winter intersession or in the summer months, and can vary from 2-4 weeks in length.
International PDS to Chile, China, England, Germany, Dominican Republic, Zambia, Italy, and Honduras
Anne Frank Project to Rwanda
Service-learning trip to Myanmar
Civic and Community Engagement in Croatia
Community-based Research in Trinidad and Tobago
Global Service-Learning Opportunities at other SUNY schools:
Jamaica Field Service through SUNY Potsdam
Nicaragua Winter Service-Learning Program through SUNY Geneseo
Peru Service-Learning Summer Program through SUNY Binghamton
Service-Learning and Community Development in Malawi through SUNY Binghamton
Scholarships of $250-$1,000 are available for SUNY Buffalo State students to support participation in international service-learning or international volunteer experiences. Please review the eligibility criteria before submitting an application. For questions, please contact the CCE at 716-878-3919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can satisfy the Intellectual Foundations Global Engagement requirement through community-engaged learning opportunities (Option 4: Global at Home and Abroad):
Option 4: Global at Home and Abroad:
A. An approved Global Engagement SUNY Buffalo State service-learning course dedicated to serving populations and/or communities where English is not the primary language. Courses are in development and will be searchable in Banner and posted on the Intellectual Foundations website.
B. A local, regional, or international service experience with an organization dedicated to serving people in cultures where English is not the primary language of communication. Recognized experiences in this category can be part of an organized SUNY Buffalo State class or taken as an independent study/special project. Students are expected to provide documented evidence of a minimum of 100 hours of field work (contact), pre-service seminars/workshops focused on comprehending the cultural nuances of the population, and post-completion debriefings. Contact the Associate Provost at 716-878-5901 and the Civic and Community Engagement Director at 716-878-3919 for an independent local, regional, or international experience with an organization.
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