Service Learning

img_1949Looking for volunteer community service activities to participate in?

We offer service learning as a part of our Cohort program at the ELI. We believe in the value of exposing students to unique aspects of American culture and values, as well as providing a rewarding language learning opportunity outside of the classroom.

Some examples of community activities that ELI Cohort students have joined in the past include:

  • White Clay Creek wetland planting
  • Visiting classrooms in the public schools
  • Planting beach grass
  • Christina River cleanup
  • Emmanuel Dining Room
  • Special Olympics
  • Delaware Food Bank
  • Senior Center/Nursing Home visitations

Important note: These ELI-organized activities are currently only available to students who are in the Cohort Program.

For non-Cohort ELI students, you can search for service learning groups that organize volunteer activities on the UD Registered Student Organization (RSO) website. Here you can find a student organization related to a volunteer service project that you are most interested in, and attend their meetings and events – this is a great way to meet American students!

If you are a member of the Newark Delaware or UD community and you have a service activity in which our international Cohort students can make a contribution, or if you would like our international students to come to your school of group to talk about their culture and learn about what your organization does, please contact our CAP Advisor to speak with us about how we might be able to collaborate, and include “Service Learning” in the subject line.

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