SST Options, ’21 and ’22

Students can currently register for semester-long SST units in the U.S.,  EcuadorSenegal, China and Indonesia.  They can also earn SST credit through a virtual internship and a variety of short term options.

School Year

October 2020 – June 2021

Global Public Health Virtual Practicum Learn applied skills in program monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research and cross-cultural engagement with a cohort from around the world. Gain insight into the systemic injustices underlying public health issues. Earn up to 8 intercultural (SST) credit hours through this 10-hour per week commitment. Meets by video, Saturdays 9-11 a.m. | Leader: Paul Shetler Fast

Semester-long Offerings

Fall 2020-2021

Sustainability Leadership Semester at Merry Lea
Leaders: Joel Pontius, Dave Ostergren, Jonathon Schramm

Spring 2020-2021

New U.S.-based option:
Dream and Journeys: Immigrants and Refugees| Leaders: Richard Aguirre and Judy Weaver

Summer 2020-2021

Ecuador | Leaders: TBD
Senegal | Leaders: David Lind and Kendra Yoder

Fall 2021-2022

Ecuador | Leaders: Caleb Longenecker Fox and Nina Fox
China | Leaders: TBD

Spring 2021-2022

Ecuador | Leaders: Caleb Longenecker Fox and Nina Fox
Indonesia | Leaders: TBD

Short-term and single course options

See course descriptions

Fall 2020-2021

Community-Engaged Learning: Latino Community Histories — 3 credits
Leader: Julia Schiavone Camacho

May Term 2020-2021

US Cultural Perspectives: From Chicago to Amish Country — 3 credits
Leader: Philipp Gollner

Cultural Perspectives: Hiking the Inca Trail, Ecotourism in Peru — 3 credits
Leader: Jerrell Ross Richer

US Community Engaged Learning: Environ Disaster & Response — 3 credits
Leader: TBD

May 20 to July 1

US Cultural Perspectives: Native American Cultures, Arizona — 3 credits
US Community Engaged Learning: Native American Health and Welfare — 3 credits
Leader: TBD  Must take both of these courses.

Previous destinations

Tanzania is also a current option offered every three years. The next unit will be in 2022-2023.

Over the years, we have sent students to Belize, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Mali, Morocco, NicaraguaPeru, Poland and South Korea. Goshen College offered a domestic Latino Studies program in which students studied about, served in and were immersed in the local Latino culture for a semester in Northern Indiana.