In September, administrators from Eastern International University (EIU) in Thủ Dầu Một, Vietnam visited the University of Missouri. The MU Office of Service-Learning worked with EIU during the summer of 2018 on the MU Global Service Micro-Enterprise Research Project in…
In June, staff from the MU Office of Service-Learning, students and faculty spent time in Cu Chi, studying the impacts microloans had on recipients.
In 2008, the MU Office of Service-Learning established a relationship with the Trulaske College of Business through which students are paired with non-profit organizations, giving them a chance to learn while serving their community. This provides students a look at another side of business, a side they may not have previously considered.
On my first day of service at Kids in The Kitchen, I had a conversation with the mother of one of the children attending the program. This conversation enlightened me to the realities of people living in different life situations than me and caused me to reflect on how social systems can often times fail to accommodate the needs of those who differ from the general public.