This gateway to Community-Based Transformational Learning (CBTL) drops students in authentic and profound foreign settings with the intent of helping them gain a deeper understanding of themselves and a very different culture. Most immersion programs offer an Orientation & Education phase as well as a Service phase to the experience. The Orientation & Education phase provides students insight about their new cultural environment, while the Service phase encourages them to interact with the culture. By living as a member of the community, participating in experiential learning activities, and engaging with the local culture, students develop a sense of appreciation and empathy for different cultures.
There are several offices and departments at UNF to assist you in developing and implementing specific aspects of your community-based immersion program including:
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