Upper School Service Learning
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In the ROSE program, each student chooses a cause and initiates an independent action plan. The projects span from local initiatives within our school community and county to global initiatives around the world. San Domenico students like to get involved in a cause: promoting sustainability, spreading awareness about human rights violations, or making phone calls for the upcoming election. By the time they graduate, students have thought a lot about how to change the world—and are ready to do it.
The San Domenico Summer Program in Bosnia-Herzegovina From the Bay to the Balkans is part of an ongoing relationship forged between our school and the Balkan region. The program combines several facets of international education, including cultural immersion and interaction, academic study, service learning, and personal reflection.
Students have had the opportunity to meet McArthur Fellow and foreign affairs expert Mark Danner, Pulitzer-Prize winning genocide scholar Samantha Power, Sarajevo-based human rights activists/journalists from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, representatives from various humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF, the International Commission on Missing Persons, International Organization on Migration, Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia Carla del Ponte, judges from the State Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and even Bosnian pop star Dino Merlin.