Global Education

Rebecca McIver ’15 outside Résidence Lafayette in Metz

April 26, 2013

Reflections of an Engineer in France

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Rebecca McIver ’15 (Mableton, Ga.) is spending the semester studying French language and culture in Paris. She wrote the following article about her time abroad. My spring semester started with a move from one Lafayette to another: from Lafayette College to Résidence Lafayette in Metz, France.  As a mechanical engineering and international studies dual degree [...]

Eddie Andujar ’15

April 24, 2013

Eddie Andujar ’15 Receives Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship

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Eddie Andujar ’15 (New York, N.Y.) will study human rights in Copenhagen, Denmark, this summer after receiving a Humanity in Action Fellowship. Awarded to 42 students from the United States, the highly competitive fellowship brings together international students and recent graduates to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance to injustice, as well as [...]

Dressed in a white kanzu, Tahir Basil '13 overlooks Lamu town before attending evening prayers in one of Lamu's many mosques.

April 17, 2013

Kenya Becomes a Field School for 17 Students Learning about Social and Religious Dynamics

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There is a persistent notion that Africa is a benchwarmer of sorts in the game of world affairs, an untouched land where time stands still. What a group of 17 students learned during a January study-abroad course—Religion, Society and Change in East Africa—is the fact that Africa has always been a central player in the [...]

Rissa Welt Grossman and Richard A. Grossman ’64 outside of Grossman House

April 8, 2013

Photo Gallery: Lafayette Dedicates Grossman House

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The College held a dedication ceremony April 5 for the Grossman House for Global Perspectives, a special residence of 25 students interested in topics related to globalization. Grossman House, which opened on High Street at the beginning of this academic year, is named in honor of Richard A. Grossman ’64 and his wife, Rissa Welt [...]

Anna Harris '14 and a friend

April 8, 2013

Anna Harris ’14 Explores Culture in Central America

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“Under the shadow of a helicopter on the banks of Lake Suchitoto in El Salvador, I got chills as I listened to the sole survivor of the Copayan Massacre relive the memories of his 9-year-old self fleeing from a military-directed air strike on his village,” writes Anna Harris ’14, a history major who spent the [...]

Walter Oechsle ’57, center, holds the ceremonial shovel with President Daniel H. Weiss, left, and Edward W. Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees.

April 8, 2013

Photo Gallery: Lafayette Breaks Ground for Oechsle Center for Global Education

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The College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Oechsle Center for Global Education April 6 at the site of building’s future location, along South College Drive south of Pardee Hall. The center is being made possible by the support of Walter Oechsle ’57 and his wife, the late Christa Huber Oechsle. Oechsle, an emeritus trustee [...]

Grossman House

April 1, 2013

Lafayette Celebrates Initiatives in Global Education

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Lafayette will celebrate two major initiatives in global education this weekend. A dedication ceremony will be held for Grossman House, a special residence housing 25 students interested in global topics, 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Oechsle Center for Global Education will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Grossman House, [...]

Yen Joe Tan ’14 in Kenya

March 26, 2013

Yen Joe Tan ’14 Explores Waste Management and Swahili Culture in Kenya

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“I always thought that I wouldn’t face culture shock since I’ve lived in three countries [Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States], but this semester made me realize that no matter how much you’ve seen, there’s always a different way to do something that you’ve never thought of,” says Yen Joe Tan ’14. Tan, a dual [...]

Jessica London'13 and Rebeka Ramangamihanta ’16

March 15, 2013

Coming Full Circle: Malagasy Student is First LIME Graduate to Attend U.S. Institution

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Even though this is her second semester at Lafayette, Rebeka Ramangamihanta ’16 still has a hard time believing she’s living her dream of studying in America. “Sometimes I look in the mirror and say, ‘Is it really true?’” says Ramangamihanta, the first high school student to complete the Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) and [...]

EWB Honduras

March 15, 2013

Engineers Without Borders Receives National Honor for Honduras Water Project

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Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is one of three in the nation to be named a 2013 Premier Project by EWB-USA, the organization’s highest honor. It was selected from more than 250 chapters across the nation working on more than 350 projects. Since 2006, Lafayette has been working with residents of El Convento, [...]