ENG 177: Global Service Learning

Through case studies, interactive projects, and hands-on activities students will learn the fundamentals of service learning and technical skills that will guide them in future project work. In this course students will have a virtual service-learning experience with partners from across the globe working on real projects.

Program Dates: January 4-13th 2022-2023

Program Description

This course/study abroad combination seeks to encourage the development of global & intercultural competencies through critical, constructive and creative thinking. Through this service learning opportunity in Bolivia, students will also examine the topics of diversity, teamwork, and culture as it relates to their student development and working with fellow students at the University of Illinois. Students are introduced to the history and culture of Bolivia during the 16 course meetings and work on projects for NGO's and start-ups located in Bolivia. The course concludes with travel to Bolivia and service work with a local NGO. See more below on program cost.

By participating in this course you are agreeing to travel during the winter break.

Fall Semester

Take a 1-credit hour course on service learning! You'll prepare for studying abroad through an introduction to Guatemala’s history, culture, people, and environment.

Winter Break

Travel to Bolivia for 10 days of integrative experiential learning! Learn more about the program here!

Lifetime Learning

Take away friendships, experiential learning and an interactive experience that will last a lifetime.

Program Fees

There is a program fee that includes round-trip airfare from Chicago, lodging, on-the-ground transportation costs, program activities, and meals. Additionally, GFX Global Disaster Resilience Scholars will receive a $1500 IPENG travel scholarship. Other campus study abroad scholarships are also available.

Winter Break 2022-23 Fee: $3574