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.
Date: Monday, May 14th, 2012
Time: 4:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Leighton 304
Sponsored by: Off Campus Studies Office
Contact: Naomi Ziegler, x4031Import into your calendar program
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.
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