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Community Engagement Programs: University Service-Learning

University Service-Learning

USL Courses connect ASU students with the community.

Whatever your interests, major, or level (freshman through graduate students), University Service-Learning offers an internship experience tailored for you. Give your resume a boost as you engage in vital community service. You choose the type of service and setting, even study abroad! Service opportunities include:

  • Advocating for working-poor families
  • Tutoring and mentoring children
  • Assisting with hospice care
  • Serving at a homeless shelter
  • PR/Fundraising for a non-profit
  • Addressing environmental issues

The above are just a few examples - many varied opportunities available!

Learn about your community, the importance of civic engagement, and effects of social injustice on society through coursework focused on community service experiences at a pre-approved site. Offered every Fall, Spring & 8-week Summer session.

Why enroll in a USL course?

  • Earn 3 lower- or upper-division credits
  • Fulfill graduation requirements —
    General Studies: C & L; elective credits
  • Honors contract may be arranged
  • Graded (A,B,C…) — no exams, no textbooks
  • Explore career possibilities through your service placement
  • Summer study abroad and online options
  • Fulfill community service hours required by some programs and scholarships
  • Gain a competitive edge with employers and graduate and professional schools
  • Acquire "real-world" experience, professional, and leadership skills applicable to any career
  • Perform service that directly impacts a person or community in need

MORE INFO:  Course Descriptions     How It Works     Selecting a Service Internship

I was told a service-learning internship would be a great “resume booster.” I did not realize the internship would provide an opportunity for me to prioritize my goals, not only academically, but also in a broader sense. The service-learning course provided a great insight into myself, and thereby helped me clarify decisions regarding my academic choices, career choices and lifestyle choices. Also, I didn't realize that I would form such close and lasting bonds.”

– Payal Shah, USL student

We Are Here to Help!

University Service-Learning
Arizona State University

106 Farmer (ED)
Tempe campus
(480) 727-6382 - voice
(480) 727-7065 – fax

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