The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change
The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change was established to provide all students and practitioners in the helping profession with the latest evidence on global social issues in order to glean knowledge that will enhance their skills and foster lifelong learning in order to be positive social change agents. Throughout each academic year a number of thematic trainings, workshops, global immersion experiences, and community service learning opportunities will be offered. These events will center around a specific global social issue such as youth violence, poverty, human trafficking, violence against women and children, and LGBTQIA rights. Millersville University’s Department of Social work’s Learning Institute is committed to developing global citizenship and influencing social change on domestic and international levels.
The Learning Institute offers alternative break service learning trips during winter, spring, and summer. In collaboration with our partners from around the world, The Learning Institute provides a one-two week experience where participants are able to explore a specific global social issue from various perspectives. Additionally, in collaboration with NPOs/NGOs, we will partner to promote positive social change within the community.
Previous trips included:
Exploring sexual violence and trafficking in Costa Rica
Examining youth violence in Northern Ireland
Examining issues of oppression in South Africa