At the age of 12, Edgar Saucedo-Davila ’11 hated school. Today, he is the first person to graduate from both a Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning undergraduate cohort and the Master of Arts in Intercultural Leadership program at Goshen College.
Dominique Chew ’15 reflects on the importance of honoring and respecting each other’s identities, experiences and stories as a path toward justice.
Zach Zimmerman ’16 celebrates the diversity he has experienced at Goshen, but asks the college to do more to create space for unheard voices.
Dona Park ’17 reflects on the role of hospitality in intercultural learning.
Within each cultural group there is a tremendous amount of variability, or individual differences. The intercultural learner is aware of the importance of understanding difference, engaging in difference and living in difference. According to Gilberto Perez, here are 10 intercultural principles we should strive to live by.
When Gabriel (Gabe) Coll ’47 arrived on the Goshen College campus as a junior history major in the fall of 1945, he found himself flooded with requests to talk about his homeland, Puerto Rico. Coll, the first native Spanish speaker enrolled in a degree program at Goshen, was also the only one of 284 students on campus that fall for whom English was not his first language.
NPR recently featured Lalo Cura, a Goshen band that draws inspiration from a variety of musical genres and uses Spanish lyrics to create awareness about social issues facing Latin American communities.
“This Bulletin shares just a few of the many rays of healing and hope that shine each and every day on campus and around the world as we seek to live fully into our vision of intercultural and international education. To you our alums, to you our recent graduates, to you our GC family and friends, Fiat Lux! Let there be light! And let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!”
This issue of Goshen College’s alumni magazine focuses on the core value of “global citizenship,” the theme of this year on campus.
On Nov. 28, 1979, over 300 people gathered in the year-old Umble Center for an international variety show entitled “Flight #606.” Guided by “pilot” Michael DeShield ’80 and “stewardess” Brigitte Hudicourt ’81, dances, songs and skits filled the “flight.” Both had found their way to Goshen through connections with Study-Service Term units in their home countries, Belize and Haiti.