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AMID Lecturer Mary Embry attended Symposium in China

Great Wall Group PhotoOn September 23-25, Mary Embry attended the Fourth International Symposium on Service-Learning: Service-Learning in Higher Education, Connecting the Global to the Local, in Ningbo, China. Hosted by Zhejiang University’s Ningbo Institute of Technology, participants joined in the ten year celebration of the institution.

The conference brought together service-learning practitioners from diverse fields; from Business to Physical Therapy, Social Work to English.

There was comprehensive depth and richness in the presentations and discussion, as the event provided not only multi-disciplinary perspectives but cross-cultural comparisons on service-learning foundations, practices, and institutionalization. Attending pre and post conference tours, Embry experienced the juxtaposition of ancient and new China, traveling to five cities: Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Shanghai.