Global Education

Students visit the Tower Bridge.

December 5, 2013

Students Explore Healthcare by Living and Working in London

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The United States and the United Kingdom have very different cultural attitudes and approaches to funding healthcare. For students who are interested in a career in medicine or a related field, understanding those differences can be a valuable part of their college education. Over the summer, several Lafayette students were able to study the strengths [...]

The students relax with some of the villagers.

October 30, 2013

Students and Faculty Work with Honduran Villagers to Minimize Effects of Flooding

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty worked with residents of Lomitas, Honduras, to help improve stormwater drainage in the village, which experiences regular flooding. The project is part of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), with funding from the National Science Foundation International Research Experience for [...]

Gina Pan '14 and Miranda Andretti ’16 with a guard at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in South Korea.

September 20, 2013

Students Study History, Culture, and Politics in South Korea and Japan

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After taking a history course focusing on East Asia, James “J.D.” Moore ’14 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) wanted to learn more. He had the perfect opportunity this summer through the faculty-led, short-term study abroad course Interconnections in Northeast Asia, which brought students to South Korea and Japan. Led by Paul Barclay, associate professor of history and co-chair [...]

Briana Howard '14, l-r, Elisabeth Day '14, Will Rockafellow '14, and Mark Tajzler '14 in the grand gallery of French painting at the Louvre in Paris

August 20, 2013

Rothkopf Scholars Retrace Famous Artists’ Footsteps in France

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Elisabeth Day ’14 (Greenwich, Conn.) tried to play it cool in Paris, but there were moments when she just couldn’t help herself. She audibly gasped before some of the world’s most famous paintings and monuments. Day spent two weeks this summer studying the art and culture of France through the College’s Rothkopf Scholars program along [...]

Grossman House

August 8, 2013

Grossman House Receives National Recognition for Sustainability

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 The College’s newest student living community, the Grossman House for Global Perspectives, has been awarded LEED-CI Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.  LEED, or leadership in energy and environmental design, is an internationally recognized standard that promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. A former fraternity house built [...]

Alexander Amador ’15 (right) with a friend in Cuba

August 4, 2013

Alexander Amador ’15 Explores His Roots While Studying in Cuba

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Many people are drawn to Cuba by the allure of days gone by, phenomenal music, or the idea of the nation as a communist stronghold by America’s backdoor. But for Alexander Amador ’15 (Fairfield, Conn.), his decision to study for a semester at the University of Havana had a more personal motivation: He wanted to discover his identity as [...]

Students take blood pressure readings in Duyure, Honduras

July 12, 2013

Students Address Community Needs through Alternative School Break

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Composting to create rich soil, building barbed wire fences, and creating spaces to allow horses to be free-range animals were just a few of the ways Lara Ruggerio ’15 (Haddonfield, N.J.) spent her winter break in Costa Rica. Through Lafayette’s Alternative School Break (ASB) Club, Ruggerio led a team of 11 students and two faculty [...]

Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, and Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 in Pardee Hall

June 26, 2013

Loujing Pan ’15 Presents Research on Korean Pop Idols’ Effect on Body Image at Conference

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Analyzing films for cultural content captivated Loujing “Gina” Pan ’15 (Edison, N.J.) last spring. At the end of her Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Cinema course, she approached Li Yang, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, about learning more. This year, Pan, a double major in government & law and Asian studies, has been working [...]

Dave Gnopo '15, an international student from the Ivory Coast, was able to teach the Malagasy students about the TOEFL and financial aid for international students from personal experience.

June 14, 2013

LIME Program Featured in USA TODAY

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The Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) was featured in the June 13 edition of USA TODAY College. The article, “American Students Pave Way for High Schoolers in Madagascar,” highlights the work Lafayette students have done in the country over the last three years. Read the USA TODAY article Read more about LIME The program [...]

Andy Munoz '15, left, makes a new friend.

June 12, 2013

Eddie Andujar ’15 and Andy Muñoz ’15 Receive Gilman Scholarships to Study in Costa Rica

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International affairs majors Eddie Andujar ’15 (New York, N.Y.) and Andy Muñoz ’15 (New York, N.Y.) have received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study in San José, Costa Rica, for the fall semester. Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the scholarships provide grants of up [...]