Students jumping in the air while doing a service project

Service-learning combines community service with structured opportunities for learning. It offers you the opportunity to enrich your undergraduate learning experience through in-depth exposure to complex societal issues. Service locations are both local and far away. Opportunities can be as close as the ESOL Language Partner program on campus or the America Reads*America Counts program in Prince George’s County public schools.

Alternative Breaks programs integrate leadership and community service opportunities through multi-day service opportunities in other states or abroad during spring, summer and winter breaks. Many AB programs are led by BSOS staff and students. BSOS faculty members often serve as AB advisors. CIVICUS, Global Communities and the College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought Program all include service-learning opportunities as part of their programs. Education Abroad and the Career Center offer guidance on additional service opportunities abroad.