Two recent GC grads lead Guam’s first-ever children’s deaf camp
Four years ago, Heather Zimmerman came to Goshen College from Guam to study American Sign Language. Now, she has graduated and is taking her passion for ASL to give back to the country from which she came.
Students spend the summer in Kenya researching fire ecology
While most college students spent their summers working a summer job and taking a break from studies, four Goshen College students and recent alumni spent the summer riding around the African savanna in a Land Rover, spotting elephants and studying fire ecology with their professor.
Quilts featuring fabrics from Senegal on display in new exhibit
Irene Bornman, of Goshen, brought pieces of Senegal back to Indiana with her when she returned from her nine-year stay in Senegal. Using locally acquired fabrics from markets in Senegal and Mali, Bornman made a variety of comforters and quilts, which will be on display in Goshen College's Good Library Gallery starting May 8 in the exhibit, "Senegal Fabric in Indiana Patchwork: The Quilts of Irene Bornman."
Egyptian odyssey: First SST unit in the Middle East is transformed by living in a country on the brink of revolution
In the Fall of 2010, 19 Goshen College students engaged in a fascinating Study-Service Term in Egypt under the leadership of Director of International Education Tom Meyers. After a semester, the students returned home on the eve of a turning point of history: the popular uprising that forced the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt for three decades. Four of the students have shared their transformative experiences.
Learning Arabic prepares Goshen students for semester in Egypt
As a group of 19 Goshen College students prepared to depart for a semester of study and service in Egypt on Sept. 2 -- the first time the college has sent a group to the Middle East -- President Jim Brenneman offered them words of encouragement: "This is a historic moment. A little over two years ago we had this dream that one day Goshen College students would be able to bridge that great divide between ... the Muslim and the Christian worlds. ... It's an opportunity of a lifetime for you all," he said. "As-salaamu Aleikum (Peace be unto you)." After a second, the group of students replied, "Wa-Aleikum As-salaam (And unto you, peace)."
Cross-cultural studying right in their own backyard
Sometimes you don't have to travel thousands of miles in an airplane over oceans to truly encounter another culture. Sometimes you just have to cross the street.
Goshen College senior helps Peruvians profit through bracelet sales
With 2,000 bracelets, one Goshen College student and dozens of Peruvian women, a town struggling with drugs, gangs and poverty is using art to slow that cycle.
Goshen College heads to the Middle East with new study abroad location in Egypt
With the current international situation being described as the "clash of civilizations" (the clash between the two largest religious traditions in the world, Islam and Christianity), Goshen College has decided that now is the time to "find its way to the Middle East in a new opportunity for learning through our well-established Study-Service Term program," said President James E. Brenneman. The decision was made public at the April 14 Goshen College Afternoon Sabbatical international luncheon, which featured Egypt.
Goshen College to launch domestic Study-Service Term in local Latino community
Northern Indiana may not have the exotic allure of Cambodia or Peru, but after 40 years of sending students around the world for a semester of cross-culture learning, Goshen College is launching a new location for its Study-Service Term (SST) program right in its own backyard.