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USL Courses connect ASU students with the community.
(Final Semester: Spring 2022)

We are sorry to announce we are no longer offering these courses as of Spring 2022.

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! (See bottom of course descriptions list for current study abroad USL courses.)

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 people or communities in need

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

What is service-learning?

Service-learning is a teaching methodology that enables students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to meaningful service to the community.

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students participated in University Service-Learning during 2020-2021