Community Service Learning (CSL) is a form of education that connects students with actors in society, such as citizens' initiatives, non-profits, local organisations, or policy makers. Together, you will address (part of) a real-world challenge.
Most Bachelor's and Master's programmes at VU Amsterdam offer CSL courses, so yours probably does too!
Why participate in a CSL course?
✓ Make a difference | Address real-world challenges and contribute to society, already before your graduate.
✓ Apply knowledge in practice | Combine theoretical learning in the classroom, with applying your knowledge to real cases in society.
✓ Acquire new skills | Develop important competencies for your future career, such as critical thinking, problem solving, leadership and cultural understanding.
✓ Explore different viewpoints | Become aware of your own perspective, and that of others. Reflect on the similarities, differences and frictions between these viewpoints, and look for possibilities to integrate them.
✓ Expand your network | Build connections with organisations, citizens' initiatives and fellow students.