Facilitation of Study Abroad Programs
Highlights from the 2019 “Global Issues, Local Impacts: Trenton, NJ & Athens, Greece” Program of The College of New Jersey.
The program was led by TCJN’s Professor of Art History & Classical Studies Dr. Lee Ann Riccardi and Assistant Director Exchange Partnerships of the Center for Global Engagement Joanne Bateup, and was facilitated by HERC.
We will be dealing with some global issues that face cities in the modern world and seeing how these issues impact our two case study cities. During the fall semester, students will be doing community-engaged learning projects in Trenton, and in January, we will bring them to Greece for 10-14 days for a global experience that will serve as a comparison to what they learned in Trenton during the fall. We want to pick a few issues in particular to focus on, maybe urban development and the effects of rapid population increases due to immigration, or problems caused by economic decline, such as homelessness and drug abuse, or the effects of discrimination due to racial, ethnic, and religious differences. I’ve pasted in below a copy of the still pretty vague description of what we intend to do.