Connect your classroom learning to community action. Service-learning is a form of experiential education where you apply concepts learned in the classroom to real world problems and community projects.
USD’s Gallagher Center for Experiential Learning & Education Abroad (GC) provides students with opportunities to enroll in service-learning courses, travel and serve on alternative break trips, participate in National Days of Service or simply volunteer your time with a local community agency.
GC encourages faculty members to offer service-learning opportunities for students by supporting community-based projects. More information for faculty about community-based learning and research is available in the myUSD Portal.
The courses that include service-learning components vary from semester to semester. Course examples include: