Students Gaining Perspective Through Study Abroad
Consulting Associate Dean Gary Stark with students in Europe, Summer 2014
Many on the faculty of CLAS are involved in leading study abroad experiences for our students. To illustrate, Associate Dean Gary Stark takes students to Germany and Poland for visits to commemorative sites and museums dealing with World War II and the Cold War era, such as concentration camps, the Berlin Wall, the Warsaw ghetto, and life under Communism in those two countries. Mathematics Assistant Professor Lisa Kasmer leads a one-month study abroad experience in Arusha, Tanzania designed specifically for mathematics education students. Students teach mathematics in local schools, work in an orphanage, learn Swahili, and go on a four-day safari. Modern languages and literature Professor Donovan Anderson directs the German Study Abroad Program and is a member of the campus Fulbright Interview Committee. Modern languages and literature Professor Anne Caillaud is the program coordinator for the Faculty-led Study Abroad Program in France. Philosophy Associate Professor Geling Shang co-directs a Summer School in Shanghai program.