Front Row from left: Jordan Staman of Crawford, NE; Jessica Orose of Rapid City, SD; Charlotte Carlson of Falcon, CO; Cierra Herrmann of Scottsbluff, NE; Jamie Henry of Torrington, WY. Back Row: Nick Yardley of Gordon, NE; Michaela Linders of Rushville, NE; Josh Keating of Romeoville, IL; Mary Miller of Saratoga, WY; Dr. Tracy Nobiling. On video screen from Lander, WY, Chloe Titus.
Although it may not appear so, this year's London group is quite diverse. The group of 10 students hail from 5 different states (Colorado, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming) and represent many CSC Departments (majors - Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Psychology,Social Work, FCS/Nuitrition and Wellness; minors - legal studies, interpersonal communication, finance). Several of the students transferred to CSC while others came to Chadron as freshmen. Most of the students are in residential programs but have probably taken blended courses, while Chloe is taking all of her courses on-line. Several have traveled abroad, however, one has never flown in a plane. Recognizing and appreciating the diversity within our small group is the first step in this cultural experience.
Despite this diversity, the students all have in common a desire to expand their worldview and to become a more global citizen. While abroad, they will be contemplating the topics of global interconnectedness, intercultural encounters, global issues, ethnocentrism, as well as comparative justice issues. They will be sharing their reflections in their blogs - please join them in this experience by reading and commenting on their blog posts.