Service Learning | What to Expect
Travel Teachers Service learning programs are a blend of study abroad and volunteering at the same time, both compliment one another and take part in the same field, meaning each experience reinforces the other. The combination of education which supports the field service, enables volunteers to be confident and competent as they embark on a project, it also makes both more compelling and valuable to both the volunteer and those they serve.
Participants will have the opportunity share what they learn through reflective practice and evaluation, troubleshoot difficulties, and bring their service experience into meaningful discussions to better apply their education to the real world.
Personal and professional development is the goal of service learning. Volunteering is rewarding and valuable, but it is an educational experience above all else. Service learning is a program driven by outcomes, ultimately we want this experience to change you in ways that you have never imagined.
Stand Out From The Crowd
While your service learning experience doesn't have to be in the industry you want to pursue as a career, it can certainly improve your career prospects as well as your efficacy as a volunteer. Our programs centre around education and sport for development, which both provide a platform for volunteers to develop key transferable skills such as teamwork, leadership, robustness and intercultural communication skills.
Service learning experience on your CV communicates that you not only have hands-on experience, but that you have thought critically about how to improve your work and your field as a whole.
Travel With Purpose
During your service learning experience you can expect to be fully immersed within a local community, providing you with an opportunity to experience local culture, customs and cuisine. You will have opportunities to step off the beaten track and discover remote waterfalls and uninhibited islands.
Your most significant experiences from your journey will be what you learn. Whether its learning about the people of the country you are serving and what they value, or taking home lessons of a lifetime about yourself,or even personal goals and accomplishments that you have achieved.
We strongly encourage you to check out the program page to learn more about our life changing opportunities.