Global Service Scholars Program
Announcing a New Blum/Living Peace Global Service Scholars Program
Launches in Spring 2017
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Do you want to make a difference in the world?
Do you feel an obligation to do good?
What does the world really need from you?
What do you want from yourself?
If these questions are important to you, and you want to learn about yourself and others through reading, discussion, experience and reflection, join us in a new Blum/Living Peace Global Scholars Program. The program consists of a spring, summer and fall opportunity open to Social Ecology majors. Space is limited; partial/full scholarships for summer field experience are available based on need.
- Spring 2017: enroll in Social Ecology 100 Empathy, Compassion and Service (4 units). This course that will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:50. Topics covered include the biological and social origins of empathy in humans and primates, self and others, in-group/out-group differences, altruism and reasoned compassion, and ethics and humanitarian action. Students will complete readings, interactive assignments and a personal journal.
- Summer 2017: participate in a 4-week (July) international field study in Ayacucho, Peru (requires intermediate Spanish language skills) or North/Central Ghana. Experiences include volunteering with women’s empowerment groups, working on conservation projects and in animal sanctuaries, volunteering in orphanages, hospitals, and clinics, and teaching English in schools. Students will continue their journals and use other media (blogs, videos, etc.) to document their experiences.
- Fall 2017: enroll in an upper division writing class (4 units) for Global Service Student Scholars.
Enrollment in both courses requires acceptance into the program. Participation in the summer field study requires a B or better in SE 100. Enrollment in the upper division writing course requires completion of lower division writing by the end of spring 2017. Students who complete the entire program may use this experience to fulfill 4 units of SocEcol 195 and will receive a certificate at our closing ceremony.
Applications are now closed.
Applications are due by March 1. Students will be notified of acceptance by March 10.
In partnership with the Living Peace Foundation and the UCI School of Social Ecology.
For additional information, please contact Ellen Kern at firstname.lastname@example.org.