Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Global Change Learning Internship

In my last post, I mentioned the global internship that I'll be going on as part of the graduate program with Pepperdine University. It is considered one of the courses I'll be taking for next term. Here's a little more info about it:
This course encourages students to work alongside and learn from globally recognized international and domestic social entrepreneurs, NGO, or non-profit in a developing country who are addressing some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems. The global change experience will involve a two week international trip that focuses on making a difference in communities where bonds are created between people and nations that deepen our understandings of the world.

The intent of the internship is to provide for leadership activities and engage in service learning that both changes the recipient and the individual engaged in the leadership internship. The internship should be structured in such a way to provide opportunities that link the tasks/activities to self-reflection, self-discovery, and acquisition and comprehension of values, empowerment issues, ethical and philosophical considerations. Connections between the leader interacting through the activities and the community being aided are important.

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