Culture impacts everyone one of us, and recently research in psychology and related fields has become increasingly interested in issues of culture as our world continues to integrate and become more diverse. This program will provide you with an increased understanding of culture in the context of the New Orleans community and the international community of Sydney, Australia. The service learning component of this course will not only allow you to provide meaningful service to community partners, but also will enhance your academic and civic learning and understanding. A main goal is to provide you with a grounding in cultural issues as well as prepare you for active civic participation in this domain. The program is sponsored by the Center for Public Service and the Psychology Department.
This is a mandatory service learning program, and all participants will engage in a substantive community service project that is directly linked to a four credit academic course. Through the community service project, students will not only be providing invaluable assistance to partnering organizations, but will also acquire an experience that will enhance their classroom learning and immerse themselves in the international community of Western Sydney.
Students will gather a few times during the spring semester to prepare for the trip (group bonding, health information, how to pack, etc) and gain exposure to the course material. In late May the group will travel as a group from New Orleans to Sydney. During the three week stay in Sydney students will complete the academic coursework and service learning component by engaging with several community partners. There we will also spend time reflecting on our experiences and discuss the links between the cultures of New Orleans and Sydney.
Total Cost: $5,800 ( Including flights to and from New Orleans)
Tentative dates: May 28th - June 19th
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