Engaged Learning

St. Thomas More College offers students a variety of opportunities to engage with the larger community both locally and internationally through the Engaged Learning Office.

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Community Service-Learning

In a variety of STM courses, students can be partnered with community organizations through Community Service-Learning (CSL). Students contribute meaningful volunteer service, develop a deeper understanding of both their courses and community, and gain valuable work experience they can take beyond the classroom.

The Service & Justice Project is a co-curricular program allowing students to serve real community needs, critically reflect on their experience, and learn how to work for a more socially just world. Through this project, students can apply for an award of up to $900.

Study Abroad @ STM

STM has a number of unique study abroad programs to help students develop cultural competency and gain significant international experience while gaining course credit.

Our immersive CSL stream asks students to wrestle with notions of solidarity, charity, and justice through study abroad options taking place in countries traditionally thought of as “sun destinations.” The Panama Field Study (3 credit units ) places students in the agricultural community of Santa Fé, Veraguas, Panama for two weeks in spring session to see successful grassroots development and meet the people who fought for their community. The Intercordia Program (6 credit units) gives students the opportunity to live with and learn from host communities in Latin American countries such as Dominican Republic, Ecuador, or Panama through an eight-week full-immersion placement during May and June.

Our international experiential learning stream connects history, politics, and the spoken word in order to help students understand the relationship between language and culture. The Spring Session in Ukraine (6 credit units) gives students cultural and political context before they embark on a five-week language immersion in Ukraine.

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