Stepping out of the classroom and into the community
"Community Outreach" is a program designed to further immerse the fall and summer MASSIE students into the local community. Through this program, students volunteer at various local schools, businesses, community groups, and organizations in order to apply in a more practical setting that which they have studied in the classroom.
There are two weeks at the end of each program (for the fall MASSIE program it normally happens from the end of November to early December and for the summer MASSIE program, the volunteer schedule usually runs from the end of July to early August) devoted to community outreach.
The result of the interaction between the community and the students is reciprocal. The students receive an opportunity to interact with a greater range of people from the community while being exposed to a new learning environment. The sponsors in turn benefit from increased exposure among students while having the workplace internationalized in the process.
If you are a member of a local school, business, community group, or organization and would like to have MASSIE students volunteer with you, please contact us for more information about how to get involved.