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Old Dominion University has won a $5,000 mini-grant from the American Council on Education (ACE) to launch a service-learning summer program in the Dominican Republic in 2006.

The grant, which ODU received in partnership with James Madison University and Tidewater Community College, will support a faculty workshop on international service-learning this fall, faculty travel to the Dominican Republic in the winter and development of the summer 2006 program for students from Old Dominion, JMU and TCC. The summer course will focus on global citizenship, development and service-learning and will include presentations by government officials, NGOs and social service agencies. Students will also participate in community service during the four-week program in the Caribbean island country.

The grant was the first one awarded by ACE's Internationalization Collaborative, a consortium of 60 members that exchange information and experience on internationalizing their institutions.

For more information on the project, contact John Heyl, ODU International Programs, at jheyl@odu.edu or 683-5195.

This article was posted on: June 24, 2005

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