Apr 16, 2013
"You can learn from every situation you're in," said Shea Love, a Lawrence University junior and ACM Chicago Program alumna, whose presentation opened the 5th annual Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study.
Maria Davis (left) and Kara Middleton (right) from Cornell College with their site mentor at the Chocco Clinic in Cusco, Peru.
The 28 students from across the ACM who joined her in two days of presentations and panel discussions proved Love right, as they spoke about the myriad ways that their experiences studying in locations from Costa Rica to Uganda to Germany taught them lessons, enriched their academic lives, and shaped their future plans.
The students talked about overcoming fears and looking beyond stereotypes. They described remarkable friendships and acts of kindness.
They spoke of taking chances, of times when doubts crept in, and of moments when they felt a sense of acceptance and belonging within their host cultures. Read more
Discovery and Transformation Are at the Center of Students’ Off-Campus Experiences Apr 9, 2013
- Students from across the ACM will share their experiences at the Student
Symposium on Off-Campus Study on April 12-13.
"The Drums Create a Resounding Victory" Mar 21, 2013
- Joining a drumming group for Pune's Ganapati Festival, said Lawrence senior Marika Straw, was "one of the most challenging things I've ever done in my life."
High Tech and "High Touch" Meet Online in ACM Pilot Project Feb 28, 2013
- Math professors Kristina Garrett (St. Olaf College) and Chad Topaz (Macalester College) are taking a learner-centered approach as they develop an online applied calculus course.
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