Community-based Learning

Community-based learning connects students, faculty, and the wider community. Through placements with community organizations, students deepen their understanding of a faith that does justice. Read More

Students

Through community-based learning, the walls of the classroom are expanded as students learn from neighbors whose reality is often very different from their own.

CBL Weekly EngagementARRUPE ENGAGEMENT

The Arrupe Weekly Engagement program links SCU classes with more than 50 local community partners.

 

InternshipsINTERNSHIPS

Juniors and seniors can obtain professional work experience with a community partner for a full year.

 

FellowshipsFELLOWSHIPS

Each year approximately 15 students are granted fellowships for a summer community-based learning experience.

Faculty

Faculty create an essential component of community-based learning by integrating classroom learning with the lived experiences of the community.

Arrupe Engagement | Project-based Learning | Resources


Community Partners

The many organizations that partner with the University provide a variety of opportunities to engage with the local community.

Arrupe Engagement | Resources


Place-based Initiative

This new initiative establishes a committed relationship between the University and the Greater Washington Community of San Jose.

The SCU Experience



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Estrella Family Services

Estrella Family Services
Community Partner

In 20 years, Estrella has co-educated more than 1,300 SCU students. Faculty in nearly 15 different academic disciplines, such as anthropology, business, education, history, and political science, have gained engaging community-based experiences for their courses. Read More