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become allies and advocates by retelling
stories of the community's struggle. An
incredibly powerful reciprocal relationship
can develop when students continue their
engagement by bringing the learning back
home. The deepest learning occurs when
participants are encouraged to reframe the
experience as a long-term commitment to
global citizenship, education, and solidarity.

Letting Students
Lead Enhances Learning
A unique aspect of alternative breaks is
that they are student-run. With the right
guidance, training, and oversight, student
leaders have the maturity, determination,
and energy to reach out to communitybased organizations, to organize the logistics and safety components, to conduct
outreach and orientation on campus, and
to lead thoughtful and critical reflection

Ideally, students should engage in truly immersive,
solidarity-based learning that can be meaningful
both for the students and for the communities
and partners they engage with.
practice before, during, and after the trip.
Student leadership does not preclude
faculty or administrator support and
academic engagement but enhances the
experience, leadership, and ownership.
Such alternative breaks have the potential
to create global citizens who are active in
their communities and have the skills and
knowledge to address the issues we face.
They learn that communities are stronger
when people work together. ■
SHOSHANNA SUMKA is the former assistant
director for Global Learning and Leadership at
American University's Center for Community
Engagement and Services.

References:
For more about global service-learning for justice, read Working
Side By Side: Creating Alternative Breaks as Catalysts for Global
Learning, Student Leadership, and Social Change
https://sty.presswarehouse.com/books/BookDetail.
aspx?productID=375705
Break Away
http://alternativebreaks.org/about/impact/
"To Get to Harvard, Go to Haiti?"
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/opinion/sunday/to-get-toharvard-go-to-haiti.html?_r=0
"Before you pay to volunteer abroad, think of the harm you might do."
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/nov/14/
orphans-cambodia-aids-holidays-madonna
Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health
Volunteering
http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?gcoi=80140100785730
"Why UNICEF and Save the Children are Against Your Short-Term
Service in Orphanages"
http://globalsl.org/why-unicef-and-save-the-children-are-againstyou-caring-for-orphans/
Rehearsing Change
https://www.pachaysana.org/rehearsing-change

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2017

From the Editor
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Middle East
Quick Questions
High Tech, High Engagement
Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
What Happens to Study Abroad Students
Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
International Student Affair
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - From the Editor
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Frontlines
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - In Brief
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Partnering
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