Service Learning is a pedagogy that links academic course work with community-based experiences.
Students at St. Francis Xavier University have the opportunity to work together with local, national, and international community organizations as part of their course assignments and practice Spanish. They contribute to these organizations by sharing their skills and knowledge acquired at the university, approach learning in fresh ways, and explore relationships between their academic training and real life applications.
Course-Based Service Learning in Spanish entails working with Spanish-speaking communities in Antigonish, in Nova Scotia, and in Canada or sharing knowledge about the Hispanic world with the local community. Immersion Service Learning requires from students to go to a Latin American country for a week and work with local organizations on the ground.