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Developing Compassionate and Socially Responsible Global Citizens through Interdisciplinary, International Service-Learning

Sara Fry, Aileen Hale, Kelli Soll, Christopher Bower, Adiya Jaffari


Interdisciplinary, international service-learning experiences provide transformative experiences that develop students’ capacities as socially responsible global citizens. In this article the authors, a team of two professors and three students, share the results of a self-study in which we explored the narrative inquiry question: How does an interdisciplinary service-learning experience influence student understanding of common human dignity, social responsibility, and citizenship in a global context? The findings and reflections from this partnership between faculty and students provide insights and recommendations for faculty seeking to develop sustainable, interdisciplinary, international service-learning experiences.



global citizenship; service-learning; international service; self-study

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Partnerships is sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact, and hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. ISSN: 1944-1061
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