Students Learn About "Bridging Cultures" in Puerto Rico During Spring Break


Ten students in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Nursing departed on March 8, 2012 for their spring vacation studying culture in Puerto Rico under the direction of Dr. Judy Gordon, Associate Professor of Social Work, and Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico, Associate Professor of Spanish, and Dr. Ruth Zealand, Associate Professor of Education.

The course, Bridging Cultures: Puerto Rico, focuses on education, social work, and Spanish. The students participate in classroom discussions, readings, and activities on the island, including lectures by professors of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, and visits to museums, historical sites, schools, and community organizations.  The group will also experiencea weekend in Ponce and a day on the island of Vieques.
The students will develop projects that they will complete by the end of the semester under the direction of the three instructors. The participating students are: Delnisha Baker SAS'12, Crystal Cancel SAS'13, Sonia Daniel SAS'13, Tevy Henry SN'12, Alka Kurian SN'13, Shiyon Mathew SN'13, Maryuly Mendoza SAS'13, Edith Rivera SAS'13, Bozena Sidorowicz SAS'12, and Melody Wang SAS'13.