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Global Service Learning Institute

The 7th Annual Global Service-Learning Institute builds upon strengths in global service-learning pedagogy and program development through the integration of best practices in community-based planning, community development, and movement-building within global service-learning.

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Fair Trade Learning

Former Amizade Executive Director and Board Member, Eric Hartman is looking for your feedback. Eric, along with international education practitioners and researchers, nongovernmental organization representatives, and community members around the world have been working to help create a set of standards that meet the principles of Fair Trade Learning for community engaged international education.

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English Language and Culture in Pittsburgh

Amizade participants from Brazil tour Pittsburgh

One can read hundreds of quotations and advice about the benefits of travel, using the world as your classroom and venturing outside your comfort zone. But what happens when you have the privilege of meeting others from around the world…right in your own backyard?

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Summer Service in Santarem

Amizade volunteers and Brazilian nursing students

In May of 2013, students from West Virginia University Honors College traveled to Santarem, Brazil with Amizade Global Service-Learning. While in Brazil the students learned about the challenges of providing health care in the Amazon region and even spent 5 days on a river boat visiting and serving Quilombo river communities. Thank you Nikul, Cameron and Kartik for sharing your experience with us!

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6th Annual Global Service-Learning Institute

Amizade is thrilled to announce, in partnership with Cornell University and New York Campus Compact, the 6th Annual Global Service-Learning Institute to take place on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York May 29th – 31st, 2013.

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Why Pay to Volunteer?

One of the questions I posed to Nathan Darity – Amizade’s Creative Director – the first time I talked to him to talk about an individual volunteer placement in Santarém, Brazil, a city I had never heard of before, was “Why would I need to pay to volunteer?” It seemed so counter-intuitive.

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Amizade Needs You in 2013

As 2012 comes to a close, we at Amizade would like to thank you for all the positive changes that you have helped bring about in our organization and throughout the world.

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