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Punta Gorda, Belize
Study abroad spring 2016 in Punta Gorda, Belize.  This short-term faculty lead service-learning program provides participants an opportunity to consider how historical legacies of racial discrimination, cultural diversity, and environmental resources all shape the community context in which people live. Activities include serving on a sustainable cacao farm and working on local school grounds in Punta Gorda, Belize, hiking and swimming at Blue Hole National Park, visiting the Belize Zoo, and exploring Mayan ruins.  Click here for more information!


Oaxaca, Mexico
Join our program to Oaxaca, Mexico this May! 

Do you ever wonder what drives families from Mexico to leave their homes and migrate to the United States? Then, join us on the Understanding the Roots of Migration study abroad experience this May. We will meet with migrants and the advocates who work with them to learn about the economic, social, and political roots of migration from Mexico to the U.S. Very few spaces left, so get in touch today! No Spanish is required.

Dates: May 14-23, 2016
Cost: $2280 (includes airfare and all expenses!)
Contact: Dr. Greg McClure 828-262-2146 mccluregs@appstate.edu
Program website: http://international.appstate.edu/studyabroad/s/id/5599


Become a Mentor!
Western Youth Network has opportunities for students to mentor youth in the community.  It requires a year long commitment of two hours per week.  For more information, contact Dr. Bob Heath at 828-264-5174.

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Dr. Susan Colby, Professor
Dept of Curriculum & Instruction
Reich College of Education, Suite 205
Telephone: (828) 262-2224
Fax: (828) 262-2686

Dr. Kathleen Lynch-Davis, Professor
Assistant Chairperson
Dept of Curriculum & Instruction
Reich College of Education, Suite 205
Telephone: (828) 262-2224
Fax: (828) 262-2686

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