Project Phases


Is there the potential for ethical questions to arise simply by the framing of the pre-departure lessons as “problems”? The language of international development work traditionally rests on an us/them dialectic that puts the development worker in the role of “problem solver” and the international community in the role of… [more]


When leading students in an international service project, ethical practice in the field is a result of prioritizing the reciprocal relationship with the community partner. How might a faculty member compromise this relationship by starting with a position of negativity? Instead, ethical engagement establishes a relationship with… [more]


At what point does a faculty member consider an international collaboration between self, students, and community partner finished? Upon return to the university setting, most faculty members who engaged in EIESL dialogue sessions expressed a concern that ending an program at the airport would be pedagogically… [more]