On returning to Carolina, global service-learning students have the opportunity to enroll in "Connections”, a reflection seminar that purposefully links students' global service-learning experience to the dynamics of globalization, migration transitions, and the concerns faced by immigrants and refugees, locally in North Carolina.
The seminar explores concerns for education and English language learning, health and access to health care services, and social/economic/legal concerns through selected readings, class discussion and reflection. Returning students engage in local service-learning in a variety of locations addressing these issue areas.
The seminar meets both fall and spring semesters and is designed to be taken the semester immediately following the abroad experience. Two course credits are offered for participation in the seminar which includes a minimum of 30 hours of local service in the community.