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Community-Integrative Education

Community-Integrative Education (CIE) provides opportunities for Flagler College students to engage in a variety of high-impact practices.

CIE unifies various off-campus learning strategies and programs, providing students, faculty, staff, and community partners with a mutually beneficial experience. CIE foregrounds collaborative conditions for transformative learning, which can lead to new commitments to build sustainable communities of practice concerned with civic engagement.

Types of CIE Experiences

There are several distinct approaches to community engagement. These are just a few examples of how you can engage in meaningful and diverse practices. 

Service Learning

Service-learning integrates and enhances the curriculum of an academic course, taking skills and theories taught in the classroom and applying them to a community need. This practice provides structured time for students to reflect on and understand the relationship between course material, community needs, and the community service provided. Service-learning promotes a student’s sense of personal values and civic responsibility. 

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad is a short-term, credit-bearing program offered off campus at either an international or domestic site. The purpose of CIE study abroad is to integrate experiential learning with more traditional classroom experiences and assignments. These programs are taught by Flagler College faculty members.

Learn more about Study Abroad

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Internships can be paid, unpaid, for college course credit, and/or for professional licensure. As per the Department of Labor, the internship must primarily benefit the student. 

Learn more from the Career Development Center

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Practicum involves exposure to the real-world and is generally done part-time or for a small duration. This can be described as a type of field experience where a student has to assist someone, observe, or record data and take limited responsibility. That responsibility may include service-learning.

Learn more from the Department of Education

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Field Trip

Field Trips are a faculty-led visit to an off-campus location that provides an educational experience for students directly related to a course. Field trips may take place throughout the semester and should allow students the opportunity to observe or participate in tasks or programs that enhance the normal classroom experience. 

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In The News

Students presenting on consumer behavior

Jacksonville Clinic Partners with Flagler College Consumer Behavior Course

Flagler College’s Leslie Gordon welcomed Volunteers in Medicine (VIM), a non-profit clinic in downtown Jacksonville, to be this semester’s clients in her consumer behavior course.

Student holding a turtle in Belize

Study Abroad in Belize: Students Partner Up with Non-Profit to Help Save a Critically-Endangered Turtle

Six Flagler College students recently returned from a 10-day adventure in Belize, where they worked on research to help save the critically-endangered Hicatee turtle.

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Ayla's Acres animal shelter and rescue is building anew and Flagler students are helping them do it

This spring, Ayla’s Acres is breaking ground on a facility located at SR 208. As part of a partnership with a Flagler College class, they will also debut new branding as well.