- Service-learning class taught in English
- Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Intake Interview
- Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)
Dates & Fees
Service-Learning 101: International Edition
This course explores the role of culture and service in shaping students personally and professionally for their future roles in both their careers and their communities. Students will:
- learn about intercultural communication and competence, as well as cultural understanding;
- engage with underserved and under‐represented populations; and
- gain soft skills through the challenges and opportunities of living and working abroad.
Students will be engaged in ongoing service through partnerships with community agencies as an integral part of the course. The course integrates three main areas of focus:
- engagement in service activities with a selected community partner in a mutually beneficial relationship based on a spirit of collaboration;
- reflection upon larger issues that affect communities through readings, journal entries and discussion; and
- integration of community engagement and academic learning through discussions, papers, presentations and experiential activities.
Note: Students will complete this course online, working with a professor at Siena College. A series of complimentary reflection sessions will be offered by the API Resident Director on-site.