Students make spring break service trip to Chicago
One annual spring break option for University of Iowa students: service learning. These courses combine community service with an academic curriculum for a true hands-on learning experience.
The College of Education's one-credit-hour Spring Break Service Learning Course in Chicago Public Schools takes students to the Windy City to spend several days working with elementary school children. On this year's trip, UI students helped the Chicago youths with reading and writing projects, and taught them about life as a college student. Then, during the evenings, the UI students explored a variety of cultural activities, such as dining at ethnic restaurants.
One of the classrooms that students visited this year was that of Eleni Gajewski, a UI alumna teaching at McAuliffe Elementary School.