Community Service Learning
The Community Service Learning (CSL) fuses community service and academic inquiry, simultaneously creating memorable educational experiences for the student and valuable service to the greater Worcester community.
An Ideal Place To Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
Learn the Skills Employers Seek
The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.
At Assumption College, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.
Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.
Assumption's Rome Campus
At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)Explore the Rome Campus
Shining Their Light
Attending Law School, Hofstra Law
Through community service opportunities and classes, I learned I was passionate about social justice
This experience influenced me to pursue legal work for my career. I hope to become a criminal or human rights lawyer following law school.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic College Setting
Assumption College strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the College pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.Our Mission
Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost
We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.
Lecture: The Media’s Role in Mass Incarceration?
How did America become the most country with the most incarcerated individuals in the world, with more than 2 million people behind bars? One factor has been mostly overlooked: media coverage of crime paved the way for the explosive growth in our prison population. Carroll Bogert, president of the ...
Careers and Graduate Schools
CSL students work in a specific setting that allows them to apply their knowledge to benefit the community. The setting is determined by the faculty member to support the academic experience. The sites listed below are a sample of those associated with CSL classes. The Assumption Reach Out Center also has an extensive array of community service sites where students can volunteer based on their interest and schedule.
African Community Education
New Citizens Center
Worcester Public Schools
Heifer Project’s Overlook Farm
Training Resources of America
Notre Dame Du Lac
Friends of Newton Hill
Habitat for Humanity
Seven Hills Foundation
Professor Michael Land, Ph.D., Named New England Journalism Educator of the Year
The New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENOA) has named Associate Professor of English and Director of Assumption’s Community Service Learning Program Michael Land, Ph.D., New England Journalism Educator of the Year. The prestigious award recognizes a professor at a university or college in New England who performs outstanding work in preparing aspiring journalists and writers.