Nine students who returned from the Johnston Integrated Semester in Oaxaca, Mexico on April 27 presented their work at the "Algo Colectivo" celebration at the Alumni House May 16. The students left for Mexico on Jan. 4, 2012 and stayed in individual home-stays, took intensive language courses in Spanish and Zapotec, attended group activities and a course focusing on globalization, tourism and development.
"This is the epitome of a living/learning environment," said Professor Patricia Wasielewski, who served as the trip's faculty advisor for the fourth time. "On this trip we had a musician, several artists, we had people who were interested in the environment, we had people interested in the social sciences, and so some of the activities we did were specifvically tailored for those interests so that they could get something more out of them, and then everyone participates in some of those activities and supports each other."
"I got to have the most amazing experience," Dillon Dobson '13 said. "We got to travel to so many places, we got to see so many different cultures and sub-cultures and ways of interacting with people."