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HDEV Summer Study Abroad 2009

Dr. Heather Rae-Espinoza offered HDEV 307I: Approaches to Childhood during June 2009 in Ecuador. During this 3-week class students volunteered at a Canari elementary school and a coastal orphanage, and traveled throughout the country to Incan ruins, indigenous markets, hot springs at the foot of the Amazon, and to urban Guayaquil. Click the highlighted area for course syllabus and course itinerary.

Dr. Judith Stevenson took several internship students enrolled in HDEV 470: Seminar Practicum to South Africa in July. The internship took place place in a small rural community 62 miles northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.  The Botshabelo Community Development Trust in Magaliesburg is a village of about 1000 people, and includes a community school, orphanage and medical clinic. To read the course description, click here.

For a second year in a row, Dr. Pamela Roberts took students in June to South Africa as part of HDEV 300I: Death & Dying. During this 3-week class students worked in township projects for children who have lost loved ones to AIDS, and went on field trips to sites that provide a context for death and dying in South Africa (e.g., Robben Island).  At the end of the course students went on a safari in Kruger Park to provide time for reflection on class experiences. To see the 2008 course schedule, student writings and course syllabus, click here.