International Service Learning

​​​​EVC International Service-Learning is designed to provide outstanding SJECC students who have participated in Service-Learning or community service with the opportunity to enhance their global and inter-cultural understanding while serving in marginalized communities in poor, underdeveloped countries. The initiative is rooted in theories of experiential education and social justice. Our primary objectives are to:

  • Provide students who traditionally do not receive opportunities for international travel, and who are “at-risk” from the effects of marginalization in education to participate in grassroots, hands-on learning.

  • Educate and motivate students through direct personal experience with disadvantaged, oppressed, and marginalized individuals in order to foster cross-cultural awareness, understanding, compassion, and respect for diverse cultural expressions, as well as an appreciated for global interconnectedness.

  • To apply what the students learned abroad to our local community. Each international trip is followed by a local community project, which is designed to put the new knowledge to use in our community.

  • To promote critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, moral reflection, and commitment to social justice.

Funding for this initiative is the result of dynamic partnership between students, the colleges and community.

​CONTACT US

Tiffany O'Brien
Program Assistant

evcservicelearning@evc.edu

Tiffany.O'Brien@evc.edu

408-223-6770​


Marjorie Clark
Program Coordinator
Marjorie.Clark@evc.edu​Google Voice: 650-382-2360

office hours

Our office is now open on campus!

Mon - Wed: 9am - 2pm

Thur:  9am - 1pm

Fri:  Closed


LOCATION
Acacia  Building A4-224
2nd Floor


International SL TRIPS

El Salvador 2009 

Oaxaca 2005


EVC Supporting Page
Evergreen Valley College
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