My project is aimed at increasing the participation of international commuter students in service and community engagement. The reason why I chose commuter students is because most opportunities are offered around Seattle University and so it is a challenge for students who commute far from campus to do service. I am working specifically with international commuter students because I believe that building community to include international students is important to the state of Washington and for the experience of these students to feel the connections. I will achieve this through building partnerships between Seattle University and the organizations located where these students live which can provide opportunities for our students.
I started this project in Fall 2015 and I have been working more on the research phase. Next quarter (Spring quarter), I will start taking action; that means recruiting students to volunteer in their local areas.