Spring breakaway in Belize - UCSD students helping to build a butterfly preserve
Students in The Making of the Modern World Program make valuable contributions to others and promote global understanding through a variety of service opportunities, including the following:
Work with Refugees in the San Diego area through The International Rescue Committee (IRC) @ UCSD
The ERC/Monarch School Volunteer Program recruits and places committed students from Eleanor Roosevelt College as volunteers at the Monarch School, a K-12 school in the San Diego Unified School District that serves the educational needs of homeless and at-risk children.
The Break Away Global Seminar (BAGS) is the service component of ERC’s Global Service and Research (GSR) two-course four-credit sequence which combines academic expertise with experiential learning through on-site service. Students enroll in a mandatory two-credit preparatory course (ERC192A) about the location’s history and culture in winter quarter, participate in the service project on site (a domestic and an international option) over spring break, and take an (optional) two-credit research seminar in spring quarter (ERC192B). The two-course GSR sequence can be applied toward the fulfillment of an ERC GE requirement. Academic Year 2014-15 was in Mexico. This year, 2015-16, it will be in Nayarit, Mexico.
MMW Serves is a service experience embedded within the Making of the Modern World general education world history program. MMW Serves combines academic preparation, experiential learning, and volunteer service. A specially-designed MMW14 and/or MMW122 seminar will provide the necessary academic preparation, situating the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of the region in a comparative and global MMW context, while fulfilling standard MMW learning objectives. The course will be co-taught by MMW Director Matthew Herbst and Ross Frank, Professor of Ethnic Studies. After completion of the 4-credit MMW course in winter quarter, students and faculty in MMW Serves will travel to the Navajo Reservation, the largest in the United States, for a week of intercultural learning and service over spring break.