Service Learning in Tanzania
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A spring service learning trip to Tanzania is the primary learning experience of "Service Learning in a Global Context" (REL/SOC 236), a Finlandia Servant Leadership Program course. 

In several pre-trip seminars, students explore the culture, history and language of Tanzania, and examine their own cultural identity in preparation for this intense cross-cultural experience. In a post-trip seminar, the participants gather to reflect on their experiences in East Africa.

"Service learning in Tanzania made me realize that while I can't save the world, I can make a difference in one person's life. Most importantly, my eyes have finally been opened. I am thankful for the little things, such as a comfortable bed or ice cream on a hot day. I am thankful that I got to taste the best pineapple in the world. But most of all, I learned to appreciate my relationships with others. Did I get what I signed up for? That, and so much more."   -Lauren Roell


Rene Johnson
Assistant Professor, Religion and Philosophy and Director, Servant Leadership, Interim University Chaplain
Office: Mannerheim Hall, Room 310
Phone: 906-487-7558