Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Office of Global Education prepared a reentry program recently for all students returning from global study and summer missions projects. The program encourages students to engage with the student body and faculty about their travel abroad experiences. From small resident hall gatherings to a special global education panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, associate professor of political science, students have many opportunities to discuss where they studied and how it’s impacted them as Christians and scholars. Returning students from study abroad will also attend a president’s reception hosted by D. Michael Lindsay later in the semester.
Gordon’s global education program assists around 150 students a year on semester abroad programs and another 100 on shorter, faculty-led, academic, international seminars. Alumni, fellow students and parents can follow comments and updates from students abroad on the Global Education Facebook page, offering encouragement and praying for students as they share their journey.
Our alumni repeatedly comment on the significant impact global study had on their undergraduate experience. To view a few of these reflections, the Office of Global Education invites you to watch a video featuring some recent graduates.
Photo: Gordon students at the recent reentry program held annually at the Rolling Ridge Conference Center. Students from year-long, semester-long and short-term study abroad programs, as well as some students back from summer missions, attended the two-day course as part of the Global Understanding core.