Service-learning is a core component of the Human Services & Social Justice Program. It is incorporated into nearly every course in order to provide students with hands-on experience to apply the knowledge and skills they gain through class discussions and readings to a practical setting.
Courses typically require at least 20 hours of off-campus or out-of-class work. You may be required to travel to the site, usually by metro or bus, with the cost over a semester comparable to a textbook.
Service-learning students connect with the expansive network of non-profits and public agencies strengthening Washington, D.C. communities. They leverage skills and resources while acquiring professional experience.
To view information on college-wide service learning opportunities please visit the GW Academic Service-Learning website. You can also find a list of service-learning courses at http://serve.gwu.edu/courses.