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Learning through service and research that makes a difference

Academic service-learning at GW is a great way to earn credits while making a difference. There are over 70 courses taught each year for undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies students with group projects, community service placements, research, and other assignments that benefit community members. 



Student Guide to Community-Engaged Service Courses (Contains the following handouts and forms)

What is a service-learning course?

A service-learning course combines teaching and community involvement within an academic setting. A service-learning course provides an opportunity for students, faculty members, and community partners to engage in organized service activities that address community-identified needs. The experience allows participants a chance to reflect on the service activity to gain a further understanding of curricular content, as well as enhance their sense of personal values and civic responsibility.

Who benefits from service-learning?

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