May 21, 2013
"The best experience I had was just trying to get out into the community and trying to get involved," said Taylor Shelton from Monmouth College, recalling her semester on the ACM Chicago Program in spring 2012.
Shea Love talking with award-winning spoken word artist Lamar Jorden.
For one of Shelton's classmates, Sam Sekulich from Lake Forest College, the program's fascinating speakers and field trips were continual highlights. "It was every day, every moment, you just tried to learn something from everything that you did," she said.
Talking to people and hearing their stories – whether it was panhandlers asking for spare change or young people finding their voices through poetry – was central to the experience of Shea Love, a Lawrence University student who participated on the program last fall.
Raising awareness, learning from many different people, and pursuing their interests and passions – all are themes that run throughout the stories these three program alumni tell about their off-campus study in Chicago. Read more
With Time, Humility, and the Graciousness of Our Hosts, We Were Embraced Apr 16, 2013
- Two students being welcomed into Senegalese culture and other stories of transformation from the 2013 Student Symposium on Off-Campus Study.
Discovery and Transformation Are at the Center of Students’ Off-Campus Experiences Apr 9, 2013
- Students from across the ACM will share their experiences at the Student
Symposium on Off-Campus Study on April 12-13.
"The Drums Create a Resounding Victory" Mar 21, 2013
- Joining a drumming group for Pune's Ganapati Festival, said Lawrence senior Marika Straw, was "one of the most challenging things I've ever done in my life."
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