Since April 2005, PJSA and the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) have been working together to provide opportunities for students to participate in academically rigorous, experiential learning programs focused on social justice and social change.
Created in 1971, HECUA is a consortium of 18 colleges, universities, and associations cooperating to provide interdisciplinary, community-based learning, and to foster and practice education for social justice and civic engagement. HECUA programs occur inU.S. and international sites of activity that provide dynamic contexts for integrated learning and collaborative action, and where students can discover their roles in creating just, equitable, and sustainable societies. Program sites include Bangladesh, Ecuador, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Minnesota and the southern United States. There is a strong internship component in all semester programs, and theory and practice are carefully integrated. A PJSA liaison serves on the HECUA board of directors.
Discounts to PJSA members: Undergraduate students enrolled at PJSA member institutions receive special benefits when they enroll in HECUA study away programs: a discount of $500 on the non-consortium fees for semester programs, and a discount of $150 on the non-consortium fees for short programs.
Complete program descriptions and application materials are available at www.hecua.org.