Global service & Service Learning
CIEE - Mission statement: "Since 1947, the Council on International Educational Exchange... has been in pursuit of its mission, 'to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.' ... [T]he experience abroad is important in shaping a world view, establishing a career, and constructing an individual relationship with society."
About CIEE: "CIEE is the leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization."
Global Service and Language Programs: "Global Service and Language Programs offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to study new lands and cultures in a rare up-close and comprehensive manner. By spending 3-4 weeks of their summer abroad, students will make an impact on the communities they serve. Our programs allow students to broaden their understanding of our planet and its needs. No background in a program's topic is expected and foreign language skills are not required. Students will leave the program with a greater appreciation for the diversity and wonders of the world in which we live. Global Service and Language Programs are offered in Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador and France.
Principles of Good Practice for International Education: "Living and studying in another country provides individuals with the opportunity for personal development: It promotes the acquisition of new skills and knowledge of other cultures as well as insight into the individual's own society and his or her role in it. This process fosters international understanding and contributes to peaceful cooperation between nations. The purpose of international education is to promote these goals."
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