Global Service

Undergraduate Global Service Learning

Program abroad for one week over Spring Break
Ross BBA sophomores; freshmen considered on a case-by-case basis

Positive business at Michigan Ross centers on creating economic value for customers, shareholders, and society; creating a great place to work; and being a great neighbor in the local community, the nation, and the world.  The Global Service Learning Program challenges students with the questions: What does it mean to be a great neighbor globally? How can business be a positive force for change in communities abroad and at home?

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Royal Bank of Canada, Ross students have the unique opportunity to address these questions during a one-week service learning program. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) believes that while banks have a significant impact on the economy, they also have an impact on people and the planet as well.  As a purpose-driven company, creating a positive social impact, not just an economic one, is absolutely integral to everything RBC does. This program is a good fit for students that share RBC’s values and commitment to corporate citizenship and who would be potentially interested in incorporating this experience with RBC into a future career path.

This program is carried out in partnership with International Samaritan, an Ann Arbor-based non-profit organization with many years of experience working in communities throughout Latin America and around the world. Students on this program will interact with families directly impacted by the recycling industry and learn first-hand how it simultaneously creates opportunity for the community while also contributing to cyclical social and economic dilemmas. Throughout the experience, students will learn about the social impact of business, philanthropy, and poverty alleviation and will be challenged to apply that knowledge to their service and their interactions with the Ross community upon return to campus.

Applications are due Monday, November 19, 2018