Service Learning in Latin America
The new Service Learning Track of the Program in Latin American Studies is funded by a generous grant from President Barak Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the America’s Initiative which seeks to promote student mobility between the United States and Latin America. (http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/)
This track is for students who are interested in understanding the social reality in Argentina today. It allows participants to work closely with San Andrés faculty, local students and community leaders on projects for social change.
Students who participate in this track are eligible for up to a USD $2000 scholarship applied as tuition reduction.
As in other academic tracks of the Program in Latin American Studies, students choose at least two courses in their field of study, in this case “Service Learning in Latin America.”
Social Change in Argentina: Community Development, Innovation and Civil Society is the core course and therefore mandatory. Other course options (subject to change) include:
• Management of Organizations and Social Enterprises
• Theories and Practice for the Development of Cultural Projects
• Strategic Corporate Responsibility
Professor Mariana Lome is the Academic Coordinator of the Service Learning Program and the professor responsible for the core course, Social Change in Argentina: Community Development and Innovation. She is also the Director of the Master’s in Non Profit Management at Universidad de San Andrés. She has worked as both a practitioner and a researcher in the field of social innovation and service learning in Argentina and Internationally throughout her career. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Synergos Institute of New York .