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Exploration Term ProjectsExploration Term Projects

Service-learning Exploration term courses combine cultural immersion, intensive service, and critical reflection.

For more than twenty-five years, the Bunting Center has coordinated service-learning January experiences for students, faculty, and staff in such diverse locations as Harlem, India, San Francisco, Brazil, Mozambique, Honduras, Belarus, and the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham.

Participants are selected through an application process and engage in team building, fundraising, and pre-departure preparation.

Past service experiences include building and renovating homes, teaching children, and volunteering with sustainable economic development cooperatives.

The Bunting Center typically coordinates two service-learning projects each year - one international and the other local or national. In 2013, one project will spend three weeks exploring the practice, concept, and theory of nonviolence through immersion with the Tibetan community in exile in India. Another project will travel to San Francisco to volunteer at Glide United Methodist Church, a leading voice for racial justice and economic equality.

Contact a Bunting Center staff member to learn more about these and future Exploration term projects.