I was looking at Penn’s Academically Based Community Service courses and became really attracted to Penn’s philosophy and practice of integrating knowledge and action through service. I browsed through the Netter Center for Community Partnership website, which provided detailed information about classes, but couldn’t find any comment from people who have actually participated in them. Coming from a high school that really emphasizes education through action and having taken part in extensive community service, I do realize there could be a difference between how a program is told to work and how it in fact works. Therefore, I would really appreciate insights from anyone who knows about or have experienced ABCS at Penn.
Two more random questions: 1)What are some other great opportunities to integrate courses with action at Penn, within Philly and beyond? 2) Does Penn’s One University Policy mean that undergrates can submatriculate into any graduate courses of their interest?