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Mobile Clinic Title Slide
Two students smiling with child
Group of students and nurses
Doctor with a child patient
Patient getting measured
Student measuring patient
Students using stethoscope
Group of students and patients at mobile clinic
Patient smiling
Patient doing vision test
Student pointing at vision test
Nurse checking pulse of patient
Three volunteers smiling
Mobile Clinic End Slide

Why Do Service-Learning

Service-learning is a Core Curriculum requirement for all undergraduate students at USF. Besides fulfilling a requirement, however, there are many benefits for students doing service-learning:

  • Enhance learning and connect theory to practice
  • Enhance critical thinking skills as service applies course concepts and theory to real world problem-solving situations
  • Enhance moral/ethical development
  • Increase leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Explore other majors and career opportunities
  • Foster civic responsibility and encourage life-long commitment to service
  • Gain an understanding of social and political issues facing society and the local community
  • Observe and experience diversity (socioeconomic, race, religion, etc.)
  • Learn new skills and tools
  • Enhance employability
  • Improve self-efficacy
  • Make a difference in the community!