What is Greenmapped Service Learning?
GSL is an initiative of the International School of Business (ISB) for integrating students within local economies. It involves projects such as implementing service learning components to academics and professional experiences beyond the classroom. ISB focuses its attention on economy as an essential element of local culture. Florence provides a rich backdrop of studying and interacting with the local economy for the city's wide range of large-scale organizations to small Italian family businesses from a sustainable prospective.
Student Academic Involvement
Students may be required to carry out service learning tasks either as a part of a single course or for program practicum requirements. For details on how service learning approaches and practices are developed at FUA, please consult Community Services and Volunteer Projects in the School of Professional Studies section of our academic catalogue.
Get Involved in Experiential Learning!
GSL experiences in the form of Learn and Serve courses are an integral approach to local surroundings for the ISB. Opportunities, integrated to specific courses and practicum experiences for programs, seek to rethink the topographical map of Florence's economic activity, whether through the sustainable efforts of international organizations or the local conservation of products, techniques, and history carried out by small businesses. ISB places students in contact with a variety of business-oriented environments for a diverse perspective of Florence, a city where international, national, and regional economies are continuously confronted. Learn and Serve is fully taught, supervised and coordinated by instructors and offers the unique experience of professional integration and development for all individuals, whether they be students, alumni, or members of the local community. Courses may be enrolled on a credit or non-credit basis.