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Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics

Service Learning Areas

CDAE's Reach

The Community Development and Applied Economics Department offers students many opportunities to reach out through Service Learning projects in Vermont and beyond.

Service Learning is, in large part, what it's all about in the CDAE Department. Partnering with community members in Vermont, Honduras, Belize, St. Lucia, Dominica, and other areas, allows CDAE students to get hands-on, applied experience while still enrolled in their collegiate studies. Seeing project implementation on the ground-level gives students experience and perspective that cannot be found in the traditional classroom setting.

Project Areas for CDAE's International Classes

  • Appropriate Technology for Small-Scale Sugar Producers
  • Elementary Education
  • Women's Small Business
  • Water Systems Engineering
  • Ecotourism
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Independence in Small Island Regions
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Ecological Economics
  • Sustainable Development

CDAE's Approach to International Development through Service Learning:

Content from: Baker, Dan. 2006. Ecological development through service-learning. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 11(1): 145-149.

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