Journal for Civic Commitment
Using broad analyses of data for international study programs at Brigham Young University as well as a specific case study, we illustrate how the core concepts of service learning-experiences and involvement; mentoring and reflection; and linking service experiences with academic concepts-are key to successful international academic experiences for students. By using data from over 1,200 student post-program evaluations, 16 faculty director interviews, and a specific case study on a service learning course in Southeast Asia, we illustrate the importance of closely mentored service learning opportunities and rigorous academic expectations as keys to students' self assessed academic growth and over all satisfaction with their international experience. We conclude that well-developed international service learning programs create unique opportunities for students to become better world citizens.
Durrant, Marie Bradshaw; Brown, Ralph B.; Cluff, Jacob B.; and Bevell, John W., "Mentored Service Learning and Rigorous Academics: Keys to Successful International Study Abroad Programs" (2006). Service Learning, General. 207.