Service Learning Travel Information:
Opportunities for 7-8th grade and 9-12th grade students
>Download the Service Learning Brochure.
Respecting the diversity among people and cultures is one of Oconomowoc Area School District’s strategic directions, designed to broaden students horizons. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, we believe it is more important than ever to give our students the opportunity to better understand themselves and others in the world around them. We partnered with EF Educational Tours to provide global experiences to allow our students to expand their cultural awareness and global perspectives, while helping them develop the confidence and leadership skills necessary for success in the 21st century.
Service learning travel opportunities are available for 7-8th and 9-12th grade students.
Service learning travel opportunities will help students experience meaningful service, cultural immersion and leadership development.
OASD has partnered with EF Educational Tours to be our travel guides for service learning.
What is global service learning?
Around the world, countless communities deal with hunger, education inequality, poverty and other global challenges. On a Service Learning Tour, teachers and students work side-by-side with local residents to help tackle global challenges—forming new cultural connections and empowering communities for generations to come.
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Intermediate Service Learning Tours
This year’s trip - June 2016 - Dominican Republic
We are traveling to the Dominican Republic in June of 2016 to work side-by-side with local residents on community-driven projects. In the past, students have worked on building schools, working with school children on literacy, building infrastructure for water access, etc. We will also have the opportunity to explore the national marine park where tropical plants and beaches stretch on for miles and miles!
The next enrollment period will be spring 2016 for Summer 2017 travel.
Students enrolled in 7th and 8th grades may participate in global travel with a focus on service learning. OASD middle school students will participate in many educational experiences before, during and after the trip. In addition, the group will always be accompanied by a district employee, trained and experienced in international travel and service.
Links to more information about EF Educational Tours experiences for students:
Nature Hill Intermediate contact - Shelly Grothaus
Silver Lake Intermediate contact - Staci Neidert
High School Service Learning Tours
High school students can participate in global travel with a focus on service learning. OHS students will participate in many educational experiences before, during and after the trip. In addition, the group is always accompanied by a district employee, trained and experienced in international travel and service.
For High School Students - Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate (GEAC)
>>Download the OHS Wisconsin GEAC Brochure.
>>Go to the OHS Wisconsin GEAC web page for curriculum information.
All students at OHS are invited to participate in the Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate Program. Service Learning Travel can be part of earning the GEAC.
This program focuses and validates the excellent global education learning opportunities already in place at OHS, encourages students to enroll in classes with global content in the arts, sciences, and humanities, and prepares globally competent students who are career ready. The program requires four components: curriculum, cultural literacy, co-curricular / school sponsored activities, and a service learning project, all of which must have a global focus. Students who participate in the certificate program will distinguish themselves from their peers in terms of their maturity and deep understanding of the world and global issues when competing in the college admissions process and in the workplace.
Please refer to the OHS Course Guide for complete details. To learn more about the Global Education Achievement Certificate, contact Danielle Chaussee.