An example of a service-learning project at Purdue University is the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences study abroad program in Zambia, Africa. Twelve students and two faculty members spent two weeks in Lusaka, the capital of the South African country of Zambia. The objective of this trip was to perform hearing screenings, primarily on children, in centers, primary schools, orphanages, and the Beit CURE Hospital. Prior to the trip, students received training on how to conduct hearing screenings, information about Zambia, and instruction on what to expect during our journey. Students achieved the goal of performing hearing screenings on children, adults, and families in Zambia, but they also learned about differences in cultures and how to reflect on them.
"Changing Perspective: Linking Cultures Through Hearing,"
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/pjsl/vol2/iss1/5