LUC Community Project:
Multicultural Education in The Hague

Teaching language skills through song at the Johan de Witt School

The LUC Community Project is a service-learning course aimed at helping students learn about real-life global challenges while serving real community needs.

This year's course theme is Multicultural Education in The Hague. Students study the history, philosophy, and politics of education in the Netherlands and beyond -- while also volunteering weekly as tutors and teachers' assistants in local schools. 

The course has been developed in collaboration with the Johan de Witt Scholengroep, the College St. Paul, and the Municipality of the Hague. It is based on the idea that expertise and resources should be shared between universities and local communities. And it is inspired by research that shows that one-on-one and small-group tutoring can go a long way towards help kids excel at school. Meanwhile, college students get a chance to develop skills in teaching and intercultural communication, and to learn about education systems in a truly hands-on way. 

Plus, we just have a lot of fun.

Want to learn more?  Read about our project in the news.

Students from the Johan de Witt school visit LUC in December, 2015.

Students from the Johan de Witt school visit LUC in December, 2015.

Getting started with a lesson at the Johan de Witt school.  Photo by Arenda Oomen.

Getting started with a lesson at the Johan de Witt school.  Photo by Arenda Oomen.

Small-group tutoring at the College St. Paul, joined by Hague Deputy Major Ingrid van Engelshoven.

Small-group tutoring at the College St. Paul, joined by Hague Deputy Major Ingrid van Engelshoven.