San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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Construct Costa Rica: International Service LearningStudies show that service learning have shown positive effects on students’ interpersonal andperson development (Elyer & Giles, 1999; Moely, Mercer, et al, 2002; Simons & Cleary, 2006).One goal of XXXXX University, the XXXXXX, and the XXXXX Department is to infuse globalawareness in both undergraduate and graduate students. A study abroad course is one way toaccomplish this goal. International experiences give our students an edge over other students andallow them to apply their knowledge to solve problems outside of their comfort zone.Understanding different materials and methods of construction expands their knowledge. Theoverall experience adds to their marketable skills when entering the workforce. Most students inthis department tend to be kinesthetic learners so participating in a hands-on service learningproject allows them to apply technical knowledge and utilize management skills. This paperoutlines the development, facilitation, and implementation of a study abroad experience in CostaRica.
Koch, D. C. (2012, June), Construct Costa Rica: International Service Learning Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21099
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