Weeklong study abroad to Mexico for nontraditional students offered
Study-Service Term (SST) has placed thousands of students in cross-cultural settings. For the first time, in April-May 2007, the college is offering a five-week course that will include a week of travel to Mexico for the nontraditional adult students in the degree-completion programs, the B.S.N. Completion Track and the Organizational Leadership Program.
The course, “Our Mexican Neighbors,” will provide a broad overview of historical, cultural, political and economic forces that impact Mexico, and by extension impact Elkhart County as well. The goals of the course include an increased appreciation for Mexico’s rich and complex culture; a new understanding of some of the social, economic and political forces that have led to Mexican immigration in recent decades; and a new willingness to engage White and Hispanic neighbors in Northern Indiana.
Goshen College Professor of Business Delmar Good, the faculty coordinator for the course, said, “The phrase ‘we live in a global economy’ has become almost a cliché. Yet, the phrase has never held truer for many organizations here in northern Indiana. Products, services, information and workers move between countries on an unprecedented scale.”