Spotlight . . .
In São Tomé, West Africa the University of Illinois is initiating projects based on the ESLARP model which are strengthening democratic institutions by promoting uncensored access to information. It is assisting in infrastructure development which will enhance the economy and supports social institutions. The university is also projecting a positive image of American citizenship and education through service learning. By examining the work conducted to date and looking toward the future, it becomes clear how the model of interdisciplinary service learning can expose students to the benefits of working with other disciplines on a broad but single project and witness how their activities enhance the growth of a developing country.
Examples of International Collaboration Products:
Mid-Report of Sao Tome's Independence Plaza Designs (2010)
Student Designs for Sao Tome's Independence Plaza and Waterfront (2010)
Sao Tome and Principe Appropriate Technology School Proposal (2010)
Emerging Futures for Sao Tome & Principle's International Airport Campus (2007)
São Tomé Project Coordinator