Building Intercultural Bridges

  • Katherine O'Donnell Hartwick College
Keywords: Higher Education, Service Learning, Intercultural Work


This article outlines relevant theory on service learning and discusses two models of intercultural work with service learning components. Two case studies are examined: Hartwick College first year seminar and upper level course in Chiapas, Mexico, and the Hartwick College Junior Jamaica Nursing Program. Ethical, intellectual, interpersonal, logistical, institutional, and safety issues are addressed.