St. Thomas More College
Intercordia Program

St. Thomas More College provides up to 14 students with an 8-week international community service-learning experience. Students gain university credit while living with and learning from people throughout the world. In the summer of 2017, students will travel to the Dominican Republic or Ecuador.

Some students will live in communities in the mountains surrounding Bonao, Dominican Republic. Others will be living in towns and villages near Otavalo in the Ecuadorean Andes.  They will be living with host families and working in or near the communities they have chosen to call home for the summer.

In the winter term, students will take RLST 277.3: Community, Solidarity, and Social Change. This course maps a variety of religious and spiritual perspectives on community, solidarity and social change. It will take a cross-disciplinary approach, which does not assume faith-commitments on the part of students, to explore concepts and practices related to community.

In the summer term, students take RLST 377.3, a second 3cu class that calls upon the knowledge they gained in their winter term class as they apply it to their immersive service-learning placement in the Dominican Republic or Ecuador.

If you are interested in applying to the St. Thomas More Intercordia Program, or would like more information, please contact the Engaged Learning Coordinator at


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