May 14

Preparing for Study, Service & Research in the Developing World

A panel presentation and facilitated discussion for students going on study, research, or service programs in developing countries.

Monday, May 14th, 2012
4:30 – 5:30 pm / Leighton 304

This session is intended primarily for students preparing for field-based study programs, internships/volunteer opportunities, and independent research in Africa, Asia & Latin America. Topics include setting realistic goals, planning for sustained engagement with your host community, the importance of knowing about your host country, and entering into a new culture with humility and a willingness to examine your own personal identity in a new context.  We will also cover practical topics such as host family gifts, packing, etc.

Presenters include:

Thabiti Willis, Assistant Professor of History
Extensive research and field work in Nigeria, Dubai, and South Africa, travel throughout Africa & Europe

Peter Varnum, '08, Admissions Counselor
Service-learning in Kenya, study in Ireland, travel in Europe & Latin America

Ariana Kiener, '10, Administrative Assistant in Off-Campus Studies
Study, service-learning, and teaching in Thailand, study in the Middle East

Sponsored by Off Campus Studies Office. Contact: Naomi Ziegler, x4031