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Heather Lingenfelter Ditillo ’92, second from left, shown here with sister Tera and a group of BeadforLife members from the Acholi quarter (BeadforLife’s first group of beaders enrolled) during their 2007 trip to Uganda, is program director for North America and Europe at BeadforLife.

The Center for Global Study & Engagement offers new, enhanced and established opportunities

by Lauren Davidson

With more than half of Dickinson students spending time abroad during their undergraduate years, the Center for Global Study & Engagement (CGSE) continues to strategically adjust programming based on a careful evaluation and vetting process.

While our dedicated academic year and semester Dickinson Programs are the core of our education abroad programming—70 percent of Dickinson students who study abroad participate in Dickinson Programs, and more than 40 percent of Dickinson faculty have led or taught on a Dickinson Program—CGSE continually develops new summer programs and has established a select number of key partnerships with other top-notch institutions and study-abroad providers. Together, these opportunities give Dickinson students in all disciplines the ability to enhance their global education on all continents.

This summer, returning opportunities, like the archaeology program in Mycenae, Greece, and the Political Arts in London are combined with new offerings, including Israel/Palestine: Exploring Conflict Resolution Strategies in an Intractable Conflict in Israel, and Meltdowns and Waves: Responding to Disasters in the U.S. and Japan, in Japan. Applications are being accepted now for these summer programs, with a Feb. 8 deadline.

The wheels are in motion to launch two new partner programs in India, with the School for International Training in both New Delhi and Jaipur, which offer strong experiential learning and field-research-based opportunities, as well as one at the University of Otago in New Zealand, which will expand opportunities for science majors. The India programs will take the place of the previous partnership with CIEE at the University of Hyderabad. 

While the partnerships have been approved, the details are still being finalized. Students can anticipate more information in the spring semester, and programs will be open to students starting in fall 2016. 

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Published December 17, 2015