Community Engagement

Community-Based Engaged Learning

Gain firsthand experience with the community and real-world needs through community-based engaged learning, also known as service-learning. Service-learning courses provide students with a broader and deeper understanding of their area of study, foster their sense of civic engagement, and enhance their perception of themselves and their role in the community. This form of engaged learning improves students' interpersonal and organizational skills which can also help them with future career decisions.

IU provides a variety of service-learning courses that allow you to combine an academic approach with real-life experiences. 

Check out the IU Corps website to learn more about service-learning courses as well as other community-based learning opportunities.  

Student Spotlights

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Meghan Munson

Community engagement through volunteer work and internships can also happen at the global level. Read about Meghan's volunteer experience in Malawi that led to a month-long internship.

Meghan's Story
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Jenna Sears

Jenna Sears says working with the Kids with Absent Parents (KAP) program has been one of her most rewarding educational experiences. Read more about Jenna's service-learning experience.

Jenna's Story