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International Service Learning (SLS 2940)
1 credit hour
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Join us in Spain as we learn about ocean conservation efforts. We will actively engage and complete service focused on ocean conservation in Florida (Atlantic Ocean) and connect the experience when we explore Spain (Mediterranean Sea). Before our trip, we will spend some time learning about the ocean and conservation efforts by visiting a facility located on Florida's East Coast. Then, while in Spain, we will engage in service while we learn about Micro Plastics and conservation efforts in Barcelona and Valencia.
Students will complete 5 hours of service learning in Florida and the remaining 21 hours of service in Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Before applying what is learned, students will also need to understand the environment in which they were designed. Therefore, while in-country, the group will also explore historic sites and engage in cultural activities while enjoying Spain’s landscape, architecture, and beaches. Highlights include a tour of the Park Guell, Barri Gotic Area, Sagrada Familia, Oceanografico, and beaches in Valencia and Barcelona
This course gives the student the opportunity to grow academically, pre-professionally, personally and civically through participation in a service-learning experience. Students meet real needs in the community by applying knowledge from their courses. Students complete a minimum of 20 hours of service per credit, complete written reflections, and meet regularly with assigned faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.
This program will receive partial funding by Valencia's Student Development Office, the Valencia Foundation, and the SAGE Office. These departments will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation. Funding is limited to a set number of students per program.
Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover part or all of the final payment and/or additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a My Education Plan or meet with an Academic Advisor for details. It is important that this course count towards your degree or certificate program; otherwise, your financial aid payment may be reduced.
All Meetings are required
All Meetings are required
Please note that the program may be altered or cancelled at any time at the discretion of Valencia College, and, in many circumstances, airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student may not be refundable. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice before the application deadline.