Students take advantage of break to study, serve community around the world

Jan2014_Day9_31Many students took their education on the road during winter break, traveling both in the country and abroad as part of courses and to participate in research and service projects.

Through the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac, 16 occupational therapy and physical therapy students traveled to Nicaragua from Jan. 2-10. Under the supervision of Quinnipiac faculty, they provided therapeutic care to underserved populations. They were followed by a group of 18 undergraduate business and MBA students who are providing microloans and assistance to small business owners in Nicaragua from Jan. 10-18. A third group of four students is conducting research in Guatemala this month.

Four “QU 301 Seminar on Global Community” courses, which each have specific topics, included a travel component during the winter break. Ten students in “Global Communication through Cinema” went to Paris, France. Twenty students in “Service Learning and the Dominican Republic” traveled to La Romana, Dominican Republic. Twenty students traveled to Trinidad and Tobago as part of the course, “Sport and Culture in Trinidad and Tobago.” In the course, “A European Perspective,” 24 students traveled in Italy, France and Switzerland.

Through the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement, a dozen students traveled to South Africa Jan. 4-17 as part of an alternative winter break service trip. A separate group of eight students also traveled to the country, beginning Dec. 16 and returning Jan. 18, as part of a documentary course in the School of Communications.

The Quinnipiac Film Society student organization, whose members are primarily in the School of Communications, is sending 24 students to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, from Jan. 17-24. They will attend some of the events, including film screenings and panel discussions.

To learn more about education abroad opportunities and international service trips, visit the Albert Schweitzer Institute or the Global Education web pages.

Categories: Albert Schweitzer Institute, Office of Multicultural and Global Education, School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Health Sciences

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