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Service Learning

Service-learning, sometimes referred to as community engaged learning, integrates meaningful community partnerships and interaction with instruction and critical reflection to enrich the student learning experience, teach civic and social responsibility, and strengthen communities. Georgia Southwestern offers students the ability to engage with service-learning in a variety of areas on campus and throughout the community.

Some examples of service-learning may include:

  • A nursing student delivering COVID-19 or flu vaccines
  • A communications student assisting local organizations with social media and programming
  • A sociology student creating a needs assessment survey for a local non-profit
  • An accounting student assisting a non-profit prepare taxes

Past Examples

Students have had such opportunities as planting seeds, cleaning up on campus, volunteering at the local community garden, and participating in study abroad trips. Study Abroad trips at GSW often include an element of service-learning by providing engaging opportunities with other cultures.

Study Abroad Information

Department Contact

Office of Experiential Learning

Yemisi Milledge
Director of Experiential Learning


Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm