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tour of a hydroelectric
dam, the students hear
the energy/electricity
side of the dam from
the manager explaining how it works; then
they hear the social
side from the village
elders who live downstream from the dam
and who are affected by
the change in the river;
finally they see the environmental aspect by
canoeing down the river
after the tour of the dam."
And according to Shoemaker, the experiential learning that results from such
exposure is invaluable not only in the field.
"The Belize program has demonstrated
to me the value of hands-on, experiential
learning. I believe the students will remember this program for the rest of their lives.
Now I try to include more of this kind of
learning in my academic classes."
Hawkins agrees. "Students retain information that is put into context much better
than if it were presented on its own. My students understand photovoltaics much better
because they not only installed it, but they
discussed the impact the system will have
with the village leaders after the installation."
Another Madison College program
involves a three-track, service-learning
program in rural Jamaica with students in
renewable energy, health care, and education. "Students from all the disciplines
participated by doing separate activities, but

deeper level than in a regular class," says
Hawkins. "I have been so impressed by their
life struggles and have so much respect for
them. I now try to view all my students as
though they have a profound backstory that
I just haven't heard yet. HavU.S. students learn
ing this attitude allows me
about sustainable
to connect with a broader
energy technology and
install photovoltaic units
section of my students than
in Belize.
before."
But of course in the
end, the most important
thing is what the students
learn while they're away
and what they do with that
knowledge. Roy Bourgazas,
a recent USD graduate in
economics, participated
in the program in the Dominican Republic. "Having
professors from three different disciplines allowed
us to thoroughly understand the environmental
issues that the citizens of
the DR were facing," he
says. "We studied these
they are brought together through specific issues from three different perspectives,
learning activities," says Bradshaw. The en- which allowed us to more appropriately
ergy students installed solar panels on rural speak and think about possible solutions,"
health care clinics and did demonstrations of he says, and adds, "The most important
renewable energy for children in the schools; thing I learned from taking the class is that
nursing students did health care outreach at we cannot rely on only the scientists and enthe schools; and schoolchildren came to the vironmentalists to solve our environmental
clinics to observe the nursing students' work. problems. We all need to work together and
For this program, Madison collaborated combine our different areas of expertise in
with Moraine Park Technical College and order to fundamentally change the way we
Red Rocks Community College. Amy Ed- care for our environment. We must underwards Patterson was the instructor for the stand the different cultures and religions on
Moraine Park students. "I was eager to this planet and work to get everyone on the
combine writing opportunities with hands- same page."
IE
on technical and service experiences for my
students, providing them with an authentic JANET HULSTRAND is a writer, editor, and
teacher based in Silver Spring, Maryland. She has
exploration of culture, writing, and sustain- created and taught literature courses for Queens
ability," she says. Her students' experience College, CUNY in Paris, Florence, Honolulu,
culminated with digital storytelling projects. and Havana, as well as faculty development
Some of the gains for faculty members workshops for education abroad. Her most recent
International Educator article was "Opening the
and students may be both unexpected and
Doors Wider" about education abroad funding
invaluable. "Through this program I have for nontraditional students in the September/
gotten to know my students on a much October 2014 issue.
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