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Please continue to check back for posts about our alumni comings and goings, accomplishments and past events!
IS Alumni Update: Lexi Stickel
INTL MA Program alum Lexi Stickel’s work is featured regarding her work with Marion-Polk Food Share, which serves the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde through RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments).
Lexi’s current work takes classroom learning about food studies directly into communities.
Lexi graduated from the INTL MA Program in Spring 2013.
IS Alumni Update: Gwen Cummings
“I am the Events Assistant at InsideNGO, a member association that helps international relief and development organizations be more effective at achieving their missions, by providing opportunities to learn, collaborate, innovate, and advocate. My specific position allows me to work with development sector professionals around the world, travel both internationally and domestically, and interact daily with over 300 international NGOs. It’s a great position for a young professional in the field and has exposed me to so many awesome organizations. Visit InsideNGO.org to learn more!”
Washington DC Alumni Event October 2015
On Halloween 2015, Prof. Anita Weiss joined up with several IS Alumni in Washington D.C. for a delightful brunch in a private dining room at Poste Moderne Brasserie. Several “generations” of IS alumni were present and some brought along their partners and children to join in the fun. After catching up and hearing what our former students are doing, professionally, in D.C. and the surrounding area, a wonderful time was had by all.
IS Alumni Update: Miriam Fisher
Now, she is working for an organization called Operation Groundswell, which is a non-profit that promotes ethical travel. Miriam will be running the Middle East program, but OG runs programs all over the world that are right up the alley of lots of INTL undergrads and alumni. This could be a great way to complete the INTL international experience requirement, or just a fun thing to do this summer!
BACKPACKING WITH A PURPOSE
We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world.
Check out our map of where we go.
*All students are eligible for our bursary fund. Click the link above for more information.
Our six week programs each have a different focus and are open in the following countries and regions:
* West Africa – education and global health
* East Africa – youth empowerment and development
* Middle East – human rights
* Southeast Asia – ecotourism and youth empowerment
* India – education and women’s rights
* Guatemala – fair trade justice and peace & conflict
* Peru – health & wellness and environment
Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financially accessible travel experiences that blend responsible volunteering, education, personal development and adventure.
IS Alumni Update: Liz Sampson
Hello friends, family and teachers!
I hope this message finds you all enjoying the new year.
IS PDX Alumni Reception-Our 1st West Coast event!
IS Alumni Update-
“I graduated in 2012 from the Department of International Studies (focusing on Latin America and Environmental Issues) and just put that degree to good use. I spent a month doing some freelance radio production down in Venezuela. I had a piece featured and broadcast by Public Radio International’s The World. It’s a co-production of PRI and the BBC. Here’s a link to the piece:
I can confidently say I would not have been able to put this piece together without my education from the U of O.” -Simon Adler, B.A. 2012