Thanks to Servite Alumnus Joseph Sanberg Class of 1997, Servite students have the opportunity to develop into future international leaders. By personal experience, students can learn critical foreign languages, guiding students on enriching immersion experiences abroad, and providing specialized instruction focused on leadership, formation, and personal cultivation informed by the charisms of the Servite Order.
Servite students in the Sanberg International Leadership Program (SILP) have arrived in Guilin, China! Their month-long immersion focuses on intensive language courses, intercultural communication, and studying leadership in China-US partnerships. Students are spending a full month overseas. Highlights so far include Mass at Guilin Christian Church, a scavenger hunt and basketball game with local students, small group Chinese classes, and a hike of Chuan Mountain. As well as, visiting Guilin Yangguang Secondary School and participating in cultural exchange with students while learning Chinese calligraphy with Wu Laoshi. The SILP students had the chance to volunteer at a local kindergarten by teaching English to the youth. They plan to make a difference in the adolescent community in China in hopes to return home as aspiring young men.
This program is designed to assist students with opportunities to expand their limitations of traditional education by allowing them to develop international perspectives at a young age, enhancing their understanding of the world and better preparing them for leadership positions at institutions of higher education and future careers and professions.