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WWU Global Learning Program: Field Studies and Collaborative Intl. Service Learning in Rwanda
Gashora, Rwanda
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 05/01/2014** Rolling Admission 06/29/2014 08/15/2014

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Fields of Study:
Service Learning Housing Options: Other
Program Description:
Field Studies and Collaborative International Service Learning in Rwanda
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Rwanda, Africa

INTL 437I Field Studies and Collaborative Intl. Service Learning in Rwanda (15 credits)

Pre-departure session dates: June 24 –27, 2014 
Travel dates: June 29 – August 15, 2014

Join Western faculty and students to explore the history and cultures of Rwanda through a 9-week program that include intensive pre-trip preparation and seven weeks in country. Students will actively collaborate with in-country experts in the implementation of selected field experiences.

Pre-Reqs.: Acceptance into INTL 437I  

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Program Details

Join Western faculty and students to explore the history and cultures of Rwanda through a 9-week program that include intensive pre-trip preparation and seven weeks in country.

Students will actively collaborate with in-country experts in the implementation of selected field experiences. The intent of this collaboration is to provide a rich experiential learning opportunity highlighting the history, culture, and politics of the region, through the examination of grassroots approaches to community development, and applying these perspectives to your own academic area of interest. Service learning projects may include working with local community-based and government organizations in areas of teaching English as a second language, community development, health, education, income generation, sustainable agriculture, conservation, family and childhood, and more.

Prior to travel, students will participate in team building and preparatory study on Rwandan history and culture, cross cultural relationship building, and ethical travel and global citizenship. While in Rwanda, in addition to service learning projects, students will engage in on-site academic seminars, reading, writing, and critical reflective practice. As a culminating assignment students will create an action project plan for positive social change informed by your experience in Rwanda. This is a 15 credit, graded course.

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INTL 437I Field Studies and Collaborative Intl. Service Learning in Rwanda 15 credits
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Instructor

Contact: Tim Costello
Email: Timothy.Costello@wwu.edu
Phone: (360) 650-2503
Office Location: WL494


Instructor: Lee Gulyas

Lee Gulyas obtained her MFA from the University of British Columbia. She teaches Creative Writing, specializing in creative nonfiction and multigenre classes. Selected nonfiction and poetry publications include:
Barn Owl Review
, The Malahat Review, Cirque, The Common, and Prime Number Magazine. She reviews books for Contrary Magazine. Areas of interest include: travel writing, literary journalism, modes of nonfiction, poetry, Arab feminist writing, science writing, and Canadian Literature.

Contact: Lee Gulyas
Email: lee.gulyas@wwu.edu
Phone: (360) 650-6223
Office Location: HU 343


 

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Cost

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To learn more about the Faculty-led Global Learning Programs and to see Information Session details please visit Western Washington University's Travel Abroad page.


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