The United Board recognizes that service-learning in higher education creates opportunities for students to become intellectually sound, socially sensitive, and spiritually inspired. Service-learning represents more than extension services or outreach activities: rather, it links the knowledge and needs of a community together with course content and student action in the field for the purpose of learning. Among other topics, the colleges and universities in our network have connected service-learning to poverty alleviation, disaster response, and migrant communities; promoted environmental education; and engaged such academic disciplines as social work, gerontology, nutrition, and chemistry.

United Board-supported training programs have helped faculty see the potential for service-learning to enhance whole person education; introduce service-learning methodologies into their courses; and integrate service-learning into the curricula in a broad range of disciplines.

For more information, contact Mr. Lentson Amos, Consultant, Assistant Director of South Asia Programs, at

To learn more about United Board programs and support for whole person education, please contact the individual responsible for your region. Click here for contact information.


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