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
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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 University, 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
Community Service-Learning 2020
Double major in English Literature and English Writing and Mass Communications and double minor in Education and Community Service Learning
My CSL experiences inspired me to be the difference, find my passion, and live a life that matters
From soup kitchens to after school programs to nursing homes to food pantries to thrift shops, minoring in CSL opened my eyes to the needs of others in my community as well as my own ability to make a difference and have a positive impact on those around me every day.
Community Service-Learning 2020
Research & Development / Quality Control Intern, Randolph Products
Community Service Learning provided me with both intellectual growth and community involvement
Through my CSL course worked with Ascentria, I created a presentation to aide teen immigrants with the impact of culture shock in Worcester. Hearing their personal accounts made me appreciate the diversity of our community and realize the importance of public outreach.
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 University Setting
Assumption University strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University 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.
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
- Salvation Army
- Heifer Project’s Overlook Farm
- Dismas House
- Training Resources of America
- Notre Dame Du Lac
- Friends of Newton Hill
- Habitat for Humanity
- Seven Hills Foundation
- Autumn Woods
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.