Planning a Service-Learning Trip
Service-learning projects typically take place in the community adjacent to a school. However, service projects can also take place in distant communities to create different learning experiences. Creating a service-learning experience in a distant location requires planning to ensure a quality learning experience. The service project should relate to the academic goals of the course connected to the trip, while also leveraging the location's unique opportunities for learning. The logistics of planning and traveling with a group of students can appear daunting; however, administrative support for college trips can be of great help in creating a successful service-learning trip.