Five students accompanied by Dr. Isaac Kanu and Dr. Janice Thomas are spending one week in Salvador, Brazil where they will be doing community service as part of their Cultures of the World Anthropology class. The students were selected for the Harris Wofford Scholarship through a national competitive application process managed by Community Colleges in International Development with generous funding from Cross-Cultural Solutions.
Brookdale’s faculty-led program to Brazil is an outgrowth of the college’s initiative to become more engaged Brazil. One of the goals is to increase awareness and knowledge about Brazilian culture among the campus community. Upon their return, the students will do a presentation about their experiences, which is also a condition of their scholarship. Additional activities related to the Brazil initiative include the addition of Portuguese language and hosting Brazilian Fulbright Teaching Assistant during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Check out the photo gallery to see more pictures from the trip.
Pictured from left to right are James Truszkowski of Howell, Julia Louise Michael of Long Branch, Rachel McGarvey of Millstone Township, Dr. Isaac Kanu, Karen Melendez of Marlboro, and Hunter Koperweis of Ocean Township.