AU Outreach Global-Queens University, Belfast, Ireland Service Learning Program
September 26-28, 2022

Outreach Global office continues to develop programs aimed at enhancing teaching and promoting student learning through collaborative, effective hands on service learning programs and cultural immersion programs to expose our students, faculty, staff, alumna and interested group to global opportunities.

The program will feature both virtual and in person business/industry site visits, reciprocal faculty lectures at our partner schools, cultural excursions, service learning, research, and networking opportunities for students, staff, faculty and stakeholders. Although these programs are non-credits, college/departments/school/units can participate and award credits to participating students at the program/discipline level.

The noncredit courses and training will focus on:

  • Business
  • Civic Education
  • Entreprenurships
  • Pharmacy
  • General Education
  • Irish culture and literature
  • Community Outreach Programs and
  • Cultural Immersion/excursion activities and
  • Other related programs

The goal of the program is to encourage students' commitment to their communities and beyond, understanding global issues, helping others who are encountering difficulties, promoting cross culture learning and understanding, and provide opportunities for career and placement.

The program is designed to:

  • Encourage multicultural learning and understanding
  • Promote critical reflection of student's experiences
  • Serve a community-identified need in selected countries
  • Enhance personal growth of participants
  • Be a reciprocal partnership among community partners, students, faculty, alumna and staff
  • Enhance collaboration between Outreach Global office and AU faculty, staff and other constituencies
  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • AU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
  • Other interested groups

Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of:

  • One to two weeks service learning program
  • Only education and cultural immersion program
  • Both online short courses and cultural immersion programs

Cultural Immersion/excursion activities fees will include:

  • Flight tickets and local transportation cost in Ireland
  • Hotel and museum cost
  • Vendor and related fees
  • Participants will be responsible for their meals and shopping but a meal plan can be customized for a group (s) at a fixed rate for advance payments

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Last Updated: August 17, 2022