Women’s Emancipation and Development Agency (WOMEDA) Executive Director Juma Massisi (seated, center) facilitates conversation among women and Amizade students in Kayanga, Tanzania, as part of research that supported a successful United States Agency for International Development grant award for WOMEDA.


DukeEngage students Jeline Rabideau and Jenny Denton worked with middle school girls, such as ​Katie, in Western North Carolina to enhance literacy skills through digital storytelling projects focused on their families.


DukeEngage independent project student Alex Saffrit collaborated with a community member, Moses, in Nkokonjeru, Uganda, on a solar cooker project.


Ernesto Alaniz, community maintenance leader, Villanova civil engineering student Allie Braun, and Water for Waslala program manager Iain Hunt cooperate to inspect a new water tank near Santa Maria Kubali, Nicaragua.

Model Syllabi and Syllabi Templates

Syllabi that prepare students before off-campus learning, or support their thinking and analysis during off-campus learning experiences: 

  1. This Global Service-Learning syllabus has been used by numerous institutions and faculty members interested in working from a template to offer a systematic, rigorous, academic space for structured thinking and reflection related to a global service-learning experience. It was originally developed by faculty and staff members cooperating through Amizade Global Service-Learning.
    1. International and Community Development in Tanzania offers one example of an application of the above template to a 6-credit, summer course experience.
  2. Stanford University’s Bing Overseas Study Programme in Capetown offers students several different curricular options, including:
    1. Service, Citizenship and Social Change: Service-Learning in the South African Context, a 5-unit course offered during the Winter 2014 quarter, and
    2. Targeted Research in Community Health and Development, a 3-unit experience offered during Spring 2014.
  3. Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Studies Institute shares syllabi for Doing the Theory and Practice of Community Engagement and Development in the Global Context.

Syllabi that support students’ continued analysis and reconnection following immersive learning experiences: 

Through the Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Fellowship Program, students consider the historical and structural determinants of the issues they addressed during their internships. Faculty are assessing student learning, internship-related insights, and concerns in repeated assignments and class discussions. Three re-entry course syllabi examples are here:

  1. Bodies of Injustice: Health, Illness, and Healing in Contexts of Inequality with Dr. Carol Schilling
  2. Development, Human Rights and Transnational Injustices with Dr. Thomas J. Donahue
  3. Human Rights in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania – in National and Global Contexts with Dr. Eric Hartman