More and more Spanish departments are using community service learning in their curriculum. This video describes a course in medical Spanish at Dickinson College that incorporated service learning, and both the professor, Prof. Wendell Smith, and a student talk about its impact on learning, career goals and their community partner. You can read more about the course here.
One of the teams in my Spanish & Entrepreneurship course this semester is working on finding other community service learning programs and courses across the country. We can learn a lot from each other.
Congratulations to Prof. Wendell on the success with this course that has obviously had such good results.