Ways of Knowing Homelessness: Findings from a Global Thematic Service-Learning Exchange Program
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
This session will explore a thematic international service-learning exchange program developed by USC and Hong Kong Polytechnic University to engage undergraduate students from both universities around a common topic and through a global lens. This summer, the two-month-long program took place in both Los Angeles and Hong Kong and focused on the causes of and solutions to homelessness. The purpose of the program was to offer students an opportunity to expand their understandings of homelessness through a new cultural and geographic lens. In this 60-minute session, we will share our experiences of the program including design, implementation, and student outcomes; communicate lessons learned; and seek input from attendees about their own work and interests in the area of global service-learning.
Learning outcomes:
  • Designing an international, thematic service-learning exchange program
  • Developing partnerships (re: institutional factors, faculty and student recruitment, community organizations)
  • Examining considerations for residential service-learning programs
  • Creating meaningful deliverables for students and community partners
  • Understanding student learning outcomes in four categories: professional, cultural, civic, personal
Location Name
Full Address
Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
Session Type
Small breakout