C-SED Course + Field Immersion Experience 2019

Practice design. Immerse with real community stakeholders. Electronic waste recycling in Michigan. Resilience hubs in Ann Arbor. Community livelihoods in India. Nuclear power in Idaho. Transportation in Detroit. Water in rural Ecuador. Earn up to 6 credits this winter term as you prepare for a 6-8 week field experience in the spring/summer. In this experiential […]

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Managing Money while Abroad – Thursday April 12 3-4PM

Are you heading abroad this summer for a design experience or internship? Do you want to thoughtfully approach handling your funds (especially for a long trip)? Do you have questions about how much money to carry or how to obtain more funds? Join PNC Bank at the International Center Conference Room from 3-4 PM to […]

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Navigating Roadblocks: BLUElab NicarAGUA

BLUElab NicarAGUA team reflects on growth and challenges of practicing socially engaged design in the field For the past two years, the BLUElab NicarAGUA team has been working with a small community called Las Banderitas, in the El Jicaral region of Nicaragua. After identifying the major need of the community as reliable access to water […]

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Student Spotlight: Rachel Ross

“I’m really glad I got to start a project from its infancy and use good, ethically sound methodology from the beginning.” Completing her final year in the College of Engineering, Rachel Ross has been involved with BLUElab’s India Project and Global Health Design Initiative during her time on campus. Rachel remembers learning about BLUElab on one […]

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Field-based Consultations Now Available – Request Now!

Access rigorous, fieldwork-specific consultation services with C-SED Who: Co-curricular design teams When: While your design team is in the field Why: Hold your team accountable for work you plan to do, receive real-time feedback as you apply new skills, establish an effective workflow and reflection process, consult on challenges and opportunities that arise, debrief on […]

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Foundation for Sustainable Development Opportunities

Are you seeking to put your sustainability knowledge, community engagement skills, and design expertise to work? The Foundation for Sustainable Development has  a wide range of internship, research, volunteering, and service trips which span the globe. Furthermore, FSD is offering an early bird discount! Applicants who pay program fees before March 1st will receive a […]

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Summer Internships in Costa Rica

2 summer internship opportunities in Costa Rica Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Precision Agriculture in Costa Rica This project will determine the technical and economic feasibility and quantify any environment and social benefits, of utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for precision application of treatments to smallholder farms in Costa Rica. The project will also serve […]

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Workshops for International Program Leads

The Global Michigan team is offering 4 workshops for students, staff, and faculty who will be leading groups of students abroad. Prospective program leaders from all across the 3 U-M campuses are welcome to attend whichever workshop/s meets their interests. For the workshops this year, staff experts and former faculty program leaders will share their […]

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Funding for Summer Peace-Generating Projects – Deadline 1/22

The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning is pleased to participate in the Davis Projects for Peace initiative for 2018. The Davis Projects for Peace were made possible by Kathryn Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist who was committed to providing the resources to today’s student leaders for actionable project ideas. Mrs. Davis envisioned this program […]

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Practice Community Engagement via Case Studies W18

Community Engagement Workshops Be on the lookout for these CE Case Study Workshops happening over the next few months. First workshop happening on January 30th. Join one or all of these interactive interdisciplinary workshops facilitated by the Ginsberg Center, to learn the nuances of professionalization,communication, power differences,intercultural awareness, and developing cultural humility to enhance your skill set and help you better engage in […]

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