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Social Innovation

Community Engagement and Experiential Learning

Engaging with our community and applying our learning in applied contexts are at the heart of the Social Innovation Major. Students must complete at least one CE-designated course in addition to their participation in at least three activities, selected from a range of approved options that involve applied and immersive learning with communities external to Rollins.

Options include:

Participation in one of the following field study or summer programs*:
  • CHM   WaSH in the Dominican Republic
  • EDU    Rural Education in Rwanda
  • ENV    Environment & Dev. in Central America
  • ENV    Exploring the Everglades
  • ENV    Portland Oregon Field Study
  • INB      Live, Learn, Labor: Latin America
  • POL     Social Entrep. in the Dominican Republic
  • POL     Health & Human Rights in South Africa
  • POL     Community Development in Tanzania
  • REL     India & the Infinite
  • REL     Jerusalem
  • *Other Rollins Approved study abroad programs can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Participation in any SIT study abroad program

Participation in any Rollins Immersion program

Participation in a SI-related competition (e.g., Ideas for Good challenge)

Participation in the Sullivan Foundation or Ashoka U Exchange conference

Participation in Leadership Ally program (working on an SI-related project)

Completion of a SI-related internship (interdisciplinary designation)

Participation in the Student-Faculty Collaborative Research program (SI-related project)

Completion of an Edyth Bush Institute certificate program