Overview: 

  • Dates: Spring Semester Course, Travel Component: May 9 - 18 
  • Course Credit: CLD 495 (3 hours)
  • Program Director: John HillKristina Hains 
  • This program is open to junior, senior, or graduate students from all academic disciplines. 

This course is an exploration and application of social justice within an international setting. The foundation of this course borrows from the fields of community development and community-based education, and is applied within an international community context. Students will be working with a for-profit CDC (community development corporation) to engage in the Truth and Reconciliation movement in Kings County, Nova Scotia.

Through this program, students will experience the diversity of an international locale without going too far away from home. Students will stay with local host families, both to minimize cost but also to appreciate Wolfville, Nova Scotia at a deeper level. There will be exposure to local culture, food and traditions while also participating in an important service-learning project that will give voice to a local indigenous community.

Students will be able to apply various programming knowledge and skills--identifying audiences, listening and facilitating focus groups, program creation and development, implementation and evaluation – within a social justice context. Ultimately, through this short-term cultural immersion, students will be exposed to their individual cultural biases and ultimately learn how educational programming and development can make a difference in the global community.

For more information, and to apply, click here