Globalization of Education

Action & Advocacy in Washington, D.C.
January 2017

This program supports the commitment to an ethic of stewardship, community and discovery that can change the world, while valuing life long learning that includes social responsibility and ethical values.


Students will earn 1-3 URI credits for CSV 302. This course is open to all URI students over the age of 18. During this course students will engage in a week of service through volunteering and advocacy in Washington, D.C. Each service day includes direct service, advocacy work and reflection. Service work will vary each day and the week will also include site-seeing.

Each day will involve direct service or advocacy, for example: volunteering at soup kitchens, schools, parks, housing programs, food banks and visiting capitol hill.


Washington, D.C. is home to the centers of all three branches of the federal government, many national monuments, museums and 176 foreign embassies. The population of Washington, D.C. is approximately 646,449.

Accommodations and Meals:

Students will stay in dormitory/hostel type housing while in Washington, D.C. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Program Cost: TBA

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Metro transportation in DC
  • Excursions and cultural activities

NOTES: All fees subject to change.

Program Deadlines:

Application Deadline: TBA

Final Payment Due: TBA


For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Sarah Miller
University College

URI Faculty-Led Programs
37 Lower College Road
International Center

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Winter J Term

Application Deadline:
October 2, 2015
Scholarship Deadline:
November 1, 2015
Final Payment Deadline:
December 1, 2015


Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2015
Scholarship Deadline:
December 1, 2015

Important Dates

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