Service Learning News
Posted 01/25/2020 10:00AM
Movement Outreach student leader Alexia Dochnal '22 reports on an exciting addition to the TASIS Service Learning Program and discusses the program's new structure, which requires all 10th-grade students to serve the local community for a full year.
Posted 12/03/2019 10:00AM
Skye Rourke '20 looks back at the Global Service Program trip she made to Ulgii, Mongolia, last June and discusses how its impact has only grown stronger with the passage of time.
Posted 05/11/2019 01:00PM
More than 40 members of the TASIS community ignored cold and rainy conditions in their quest to complete the 7th annual Walk for Water on the afternoon of May 8, helping raise CHF 200 for clean water initiatives.
Posted 04/25/2019 04:00PM
Seven TASIS students and two faculty leaders spent the first half of their spring holiday in Rîșcova, Moldova, where they worked closely with EcoVisio Moldova to implement a number of community initiatives. Read a recap of this year's trip and watch an excellent video created by Iris Kaymak '20.
Posted 04/23/2019 12:00PM
TASIS Elementary School Teacher Matthew James Friday discusses his first Global Service Program trip to Ethiopia, a journey defined by smiles, love, and important life lessons. We also hear from two fifth-grade students who have previously worked with Nuovo Fiore Ethiopia.
Posted 03/29/2019 05:00PM
Airi Barnes '20 and Zawadiyah Tolliver '20 express their gratitude for all that they learned on this year's Global Service Program trip to Odisha, India.
Posted 06/25/2018 03:00PM
The TASIS community bids a fond farewell to Zach Mulert, who arrived at TASIS in 2011 and has directed the School's Global Service Program since its inception in 2013. Veteran teacher and service leader Danny Schiff looks forward to the challenge of stepping into his new role.
Posted 06/23/2018 01:00PM
Maria Veronica Ramos '19 reflects upon the Understanding Ulgii Global Service Program group's 10-day journey to Ulgii, Mongolia.
Posted 05/09/2018 05:00PM
Standout alumnus Tennessee Hildebrand '17 was so inspired by his service learning trip to India his senior year that he chose to return to Odisha for two months this winter. He produced a remarkable documentary to document the experience.
Posted 04/30/2018 01:00PM
A record 137 TASIS students, faculty, staff, and community members completed the 6th annual Walk for Water on the afternoon of April 25.
Posted 04/19/2018 01:00PM
Three faculty leaders and 13 TASIS students spent their entire Spring Holiday in Nepal, where they trekked through the Himalayas for 80 kilometers to reach the Tserok Tibetan refugee camp. Alex Secilmis '19, Virginia Italia '19, and Lilian Angelone '19 created a stunning video to chronicle the journey.
Posted 04/18/2018 01:00PM
Two faculty leaders and 13 TASIS students spent a week at EcoVisio in Riscova, Moldova, where they learned about sustainable development and organic agriculture, designed and constructed equipment for a new community park, and forged lasting connections with members of the local community. Mark Chevalier and Diana Khassanova '19 worked together to create a video recap of the initial trip.
Posted 04/17/2018 01:00PM
On the heels of his third journey to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the Nuove Fiore Global Service Program group, Ethan Fredericksen '18 has crafted a powerful essay in which he examines why this service learning trip has meant so much to him.
Posted 03/15/2018 11:00AM
Giorgio Gambazzi '18 reflects upon the powerful lessons he learned during this year's Global Service Program trip to Odisha, India.
Posted 03/10/2018 11:00AM
Lauren Riba '19 examines the differences between preparing for a Global Service Program trip from afar and experiencing the actual destination.
Posted 02/23/2018 01:00PM
Jessica Landa '18 sat down with faculty leaders Zuleika Tipismana and Helen Roowalla to learn about two of the local Service Learning groups at TASIS: Intergenerations and OTAF. Each group connects TASIS students with members of the local community who need comfort and support.
Posted 01/23/2018 05:00PM
Inspired by her Global Service Program trip with the Serving Southern Africa group in April 2017, Camilla Redmond Costa '18 chose to return to Zambia on her own for 10 days this December. Student writer Anastasia Kolesnikova '18 shares her story.
Posted 12/08/2017 10:01AM
After visiting TASIS seven years ago to establish a partnership with the WISER Girls Secondary School—a pioneering boarding school in Muhuru Bay, Kenya—Mr. Andrew Cunningham returned to campus on November 30 to discuss WISER's astonishing success and the important role TASIS has played.
Turning the Refuge into a Home: TASIS Service Learning Group Offers Support to Young Refugees in Lugano
Posted 10/21/2017 12:00PM
Lilian Angelone '19 examines the commendable work being done by TASIS's Red Cross Refugees Service Learning group, which helps young refugees from Africa and Asia as they start a new life in Switzerland.
Posted 07/27/2017 06:08PM
Angelina Not '18, a member of the Women's Institute for Secondary Education and Research (WISER) Global Service Program group at TASIS, has chosen to donate her entire award to the WISER organization, which seeks to empower Kenyan girls to transcend poverty.