This Saturday: A Chance to Hear About Some Fellow Students’ Research Adventures Abroad

The Office of Internation Studies and SIT (School for International Training) Study Abroad present: a conference on “The Joys, Challenges, and Uses of Student Research Abroad.”

All day this Saturday, April 26, drop by Usdan to learn about the experiences of seven Wesleyan students (myself included) who lived and did research abroad. Come if you’re interested in international or intercultural issues or the politics of study abroad programs, if you’ve been abroad and you miss it, or if you’re thinking of going in the future. Each presenter will talk about the challenges, lessons, and rewards of hir study abroad experience and will discuss the research ze performed. And it will be way more interesting/exciting than I’m making it sound.

Schedule of Events
9:45 am Coffee and pastries
10:00 am Opening remarks
–Carolyn Sorkin, Director of International Studies, Wesleyan University
–Rebecca Hovey, Globally Engaged Scholar, SIT Study Abroad

10:15 am Panel I: Africa:
–Jessica Posner, SIT Kenya: Development, Health, and Society
“The Face Behind the Mask: A Play About Poverty”
–Johanna Richlin, SIT Ghana: Arts & Culture
“Invoking the Israelites: The Manifestations of Hebraic Identity in Ghana”
–Jettie Word, SIT Cameroon: Culture and Development
“From Buenos Aires to the Bamileke: Foreign Narrative and Gender Dynamics in Cameroon”
–Matt Podolin, SIT Kenya: Health, Development, and Society
“Developing Community-Sensitive Sexual Health Education: An Examination Through Kibera Youth”

11:45 am Panel II: East and West
–Alissa Greenberg, SIT Yunnan
“‘Once Upon a Time’ in the Valley: Storytelling and Ethnic Identity on the Nu River, China”
–Maura Scully, SIT Ireland: Peace and Conflict Studies
“Walls: Space, Violence and Group Identity in Ethnic Conflict”
–Lindsay Weber, SIT The Balkans: Gender, Transformation, and Civil Society
“poetic terrorism//this is your true desire” Autonomous Spaces, Organizing, and Squatting in Two Croatian Urban Environments”

1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Roundtable: Wesleyan faculty and SIT Academic Directors discuss the joys, challenges and uses of student research abroad, and offer some suggestions on how to do it well

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What: A Research Abroad conference featuring student presentations based on time in the Balkans, Ireland, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, and China
When: Saturday, April 26, 9:45 AM- 4 PM
Where: Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan

6 thoughts on “This Saturday: A Chance to Hear About Some Fellow Students’ Research Adventures Abroad

  1. Alissa

    Somebody else can feel free to go in and edit that for me (I’m talking to you, admins) Sorry it’s taking too much space, but I don’t have the HTML skills to fix the problem.

  2. Alissa

    Somebody else can feel free to go in and edit that for me (I’m talking to you, admins) Sorry it’s taking too much space, but I don’t have the HTML skills to fix the problem.

  3. Alissa

    Somebody else can feel free to go in and edit that for me (I’m talking to you, admins) Sorry it’s taking too much space, but I don’t have the HTML skills to fix the problem.

  4. Anonymous

    this sounds interesting, but can wesleying posters start shrinking the size of large blocks of text like schedules and copied event descriptions? this post is taking up too much space

  5. Anonymous

    this sounds interesting, but can wesleying posters start shrinking the size of large blocks of text like schedules and copied event descriptions? this post is taking up too much space

  6. Anonymous

    this sounds interesting, but can wesleying posters start shrinking the size of large blocks of text like schedules and copied event descriptions? this post is taking up too much space

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